Tricks/Tips for getting plastic/shrink wrap off packaging - page 2

Does anyone have any tricks or tips for getting plastic/shrink wrap off items while gloved? Thanks!... Read More

  1. by   canesdukegirl
    I use the smooth edge of a surface, like a counter or a bedside table. Using a bit of pressure, run the long edge of the packaging down the edge of a surface. It will usually tear clean off. I do this at home when I am unwrapping CDs or DVDs.
  2. by   grownuprosie
    Quote from jt43
    I thought it was kinda rediculous that I could take food/drink out of the galley with my bare hands but had to gown/glove before stepping in the room to put it on the patient's tray.
    I know what you mean. At one of my hospitals that I had a clinical rotation, a patient on contact precautions required PPE upon entering the room regardless of contact. It was so silly. If you wanted to ask them if they wanted a medication, you had to gown and glove just to go in and ask because saying it from the door was a HIPAA violation. We had to gown and glove just to drop off a cup of water into the room. It was such a waste of resources!