Wednesday, August 31, 2011

60% Of Hospital Uniforms Filled With Dangerous Bacteria

Fierce Healthcare has;

Gross but true: Up to 60 percent of uniforms worn by the medical and nursing staff tested positive for having potentially pathogenic bacteria, including drug-resistant organisms, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Infection Control.

Researchers tested the abdominal, sleeve, and pocket areas of physicians' and nurses' uniforms at an university-affiliated hospital. More than half (58 percent) of the medical and nursing staff said they changed their uniform every day and about three-quarters (77 percent) rated their hygiene as excellent. However, 65 percent of nurses' uniforms had pathogens, including 21 drug-resistant pathogens. Similarly, 60 percent of doctors' uniforms had pathogens, including six drug-resistant ones.

"It is important to put these study results into perspective," said APIC 2011 President Russell Olmsted in a press release today. "Any clothing that is worn by humans will become contaminated with microorganisms. The cornerstone of infection prevention remains the use of hand hygiene * to prevent the movement of microbes from these surfaces to patients."

Although the accrediting bodies offer guidance on hygiene and patient risk, many institutions decide for themselves how to carry out individual policies. For example, some institutions ban wearing ties and watches for patient safety. Although some institutions require that physicians limit wearing the traditional white coat, physicians tend to gravitate to wearing them, especially as evidence shows long versus short sleeves make no difference in bacteria growth.

For more information:
- read the
press release
- check out the study

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Thank You Fierce Healthcare & Ms Cheung

So let's all pay Rapt Attention and Blindly Swallow the BS we keep getting from Doctors, lecturing us about their 'Ethics', when 60% of their Industry can't even operate a Washing Machine.

And These Dirty Birds have the unmitigated Gall to Illegally Disable, Cripple & Kill their Defrauded customers based on Their Ideated, Moral Superiority in the Arena of 'Behaviors'.

* "Hand Hygiene" see what "Hand Hygiene" is actually Worth, in San Francisco's Government Hospital.

Even With Hall Monitors to chase them off to the wash basin they Still couldn't housebreak 18% of the Slobs.

This is what you're Paying for America.

How do you like it?

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