I noticed the thread that asked about showering after you came home from work....I saw a high percentage of you mention that you didn't want to bring germs/cruddy things into the home.
Then how can there be so many people with scrubs
(sometimes name badges), that can go into a grocery store and into the produce section and lean over the fruit/vegetables, handle some until finding the perfect piece?
I have asked this before- it just doesn't make sense to me. And before someone gets on their high-horse, I am aware that some of these people may be on their way TO work. Even if you are a station clerk, you are exposed to dirty crud. A worker in a doc's office also.
I see so many people in scrubs at the produce section... Maybe it doesn't bother you, but I feel they are not being conscientious.
Nov 4, '08
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I'll go.. Im no more nasty than the elementary school kid hacking up a lung and touching everything.
Exactly. At least I wash my hands after every patient contact and use appropriate PPE whenever I'm in the room with someone who is actually or potentially infectious. I'm probably a lot cleaner than the general public, when I think about it.
I mean come on, I've seen what's under that pannus, and I know darn well those fingernails have probably NOT been scrubbed after scratching under there, and I've noticed how vigilant patients are (not) about personal hygeine, and they ARE the general public. What about those people who pick their nose while driving their car? Where do you suppose they're going with those nasty fingers, and do you think they're going to be washing their hands before handling those tomatoes?
Last edit by Virgo_RN on Nov 4, '08
Nov 4, '08
ATM machines have been proven to be infested with germs. Fuel pumps at gas stations are also very infested with germs because everyone has touched them with their filthy hands. Door handles are nasty, and so forth. Everything and anything in public has germs.
Most microorganisms do not live very long outside the body, and I have worn scrubs to the store after work without shame. I also wash my scrubs with my regular clothing because 30 minutes of exposure to high heat from the clothes dryer will destroy most germs.
Last edit by TheCommuter on Nov 4, '08
: Reason: added thoughts