husband has concerns....

  1. When I first told my hubby that I wanted to pursue nursing, he was behind me all the way. But now he has expressed some concern-he's a diabetic and he's worried about my bringing home potentially harmful germs. What should I do? Thanks....
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  3. by   adamsmom
    You will pick up germs but you can pick up all types of germs just by going outside too. I know a senior nursing student whose husband is a diabetic she has 2 young kids and is getting all A's. It has not been a problem.
    Remember to WASH YOUR HANDS all the time.
    My friend who is in first year with me has a diabetic son, it has not affected him at all either.
    Good luck
  4. by   BSNtobe2009
    Think of it this way...people are out in the public with their illness before they wind up in the hospital. How does he know that every time he goes to the mall, a public restroom, eats at a restaurant, or tries clothing on, that the people he comes into contact with are not carriers of a disease that will land them in the hospital within the next couple of days?

    Thousands of diabetics also have children that go to daycares or children that go to public schools, and are always bringing home illnesses.
  5. by   caroladybelle
    Please explain to him, that at least in the hospital you have some protection. Unlike the supermarket/workplace, where people are putting their MRSA/VRE laden hands all over stuff.
  6. by   3rdgenRN2B
    Thank you all for your replies. This definitely helps me a lot. I know he will still stand behind me no matter what I decide to do. At least as a nurse I'll know how to care for him better as well....And I know he'll eventually shed his doubts. Thanks again.
  7. by   babynurselsa
    IF you will emply standard precautions with ALL patients, and other appropriate precautions on specifically indicated patients the risks should be minimal.
    He has more risk contracting something in walmart or handling paper money than catching something you bring home from work if you do the above.
    Good luck
  8. by   deleern
    I take extra precautions by keeping my scubs in there own hammper and and wash them seperatly from the other laundry, I also change clothes in the laundry Room. because i don't wnat it in my house. My hubby is on Immunosuppressive drugs due to a Kidney Transplant. I keep my nursing shoes at Work and do not wear them outside of the facility. so far after 3 years we are fine. no bad bugs yet