Emergency Nurse Blog

September 28, 2007

We haven’t discussed hospitals in a long time.  According to this ER nurse, there’s plenty to discuss!  They’re not so clean.  And while you’re there be sure to ask your doctor to remove his tie.  Apparently bacteria see ties as transportation vehicles and move onto new location (like the next patient) using them.

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Buy New Mascara Day

September 28, 2007

Don’t forget, from the last post until now, you should probably get a new bottle of mascara.  Perhaps there is a slightly new shade you’ve been putting off trying.  Today is the day! And toss that old one.

Germs could be lurking in your mascara brush.

September 3, 2007

Okay, admit it, you don’t really “know” how old your mascara is or when you last purchase mascara.  You use it until it’s used up.  Could be six months, could be that bright green one you only use for St. Patrick’s Day so it’s a few years old.  Well guess what?  Your little buggy friends like your green or black mascara too!   When you return the brush to that warm, dark place, the germs love it.  They call it home.  They think up ways to infect your eyes. If it’s older than three months.  Toss it.  Get a new one and either write down the date on a post-it note and stick it to your make-up mirror or scratch the date into the tube. Your eyes will thank you.
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