Emergency Nurse Blog

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.

Read more about dirty hospitals here   


2 Responses to Emergency Nurse Blog

  1. silverstreakers says:

    check out the itunes podcast on dr. peter pronovost’s icu checklist–a step by step chart of every medical procedure from handwashing to keeping patients propped up, in order to defeat hospital lurking superbugs.

    NPR: 12-09-2007 Health & Science 27:59 12/9/07 Stories: 1) Doctor Saved Michigan $100 Million

  2. jennifer400 says:

    Dear Silver,
    thanks for the tip! The story sounds worth listening to.

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