In our 14 bed critical care unit all patients are place in contact isolation until MRSA swabs are negative. Most of our patients are in some type of islation. We have requested to wear hospital supplied scrubs
so that we do not have to risk bringing anything home. We would wear street clothes including shoes in and change at start of shift and end of shift. Administration feels that since we all wear isolation gowns and gloves this is not necessary. We understand that this is a added expense for the hospital.They will not even consider discussing it unless we are able to present some recent studies that have been done and if other hospitals are following this practice and why. We would appreciate any input for or why this is not necessary.