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#28211 29/02/08 8:55 PM
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After a brief chat with Steve from Brighton at our forum I got to thinking shocked Infection control - decontamination , all those flaming tricky issues etc etc that we could spend 15,000 pages on but on another note - what do you wear at work ? we are in blue trousers and white blouses - shirts for the guys ( had to buy mine NHS issue wouldnt fit!). We handle contaminated equipment - yes I KNOW we shouldnt - this is the real world boggleok so chill for a moment on that one - so what should we be wearing ? scrubs ? what's the opinion here ? I want to look at risk and at reducing it - do you all go round gloved up, wearing masks and scrubs, or do you like us get exposed to all sorts, come back then don the required gear to decontaminate ? come on come clean ( as it were :)gods what a pun!)

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Better wade through this thread, I think, JoLee! smile

Originally Posted By: Geoff Hannis on 14-Jul-04
In my humble opinion the current MRSA “outbreak” has much to do with overcrowding within hospital wards, lack of simple ventilation, and poor hygiene by hospital staff (you’d think they’d know better, would you not?).

For our own part, I urge you all to insist that only “decontaminated” (ie, clean) equipment is allowed into your workshops, and to follow the advice of Dr. Semmelweis and wash your hands, wash your hands, and then wash your hands!

Remember, however, that the great Dr. Semmelweis was so hounded and ridiculed for beseeching his fellow surgeons to wash their hands after autopsies, before performing surgery, or when delivering a baby, that he ended up in an asylum for the insane!

... so beware! smile

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I waded and OMG !!!

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I'm not into uniforms - still wearing my shirt and tie. smile


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We all wears scrubs! Its very convenient!

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Originally Posted By: John Sandham
I'm not into uniforms - still wearing my shirt and tie. smile

... nice uniform! Ha, ha. smile

PS: I much prefer Eddie's!

Last edited by Geoff Hannis; 21/04/08 9:52 AM. Reason: Scrubs ... and tie?

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Our trust has recently released guidelines saying that all staff who have patient contact:-

Must wear short sleeves or have sleeves rolled up above the elbow.
Not wear white coats.
No hand jewellery or wrist watches.
Any ties must be tucked in or secured.

I was already neater than the Doctors, now I will be better dressed than the consultants.

Lee




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Originally Posted By: Lee S
... now I will be better dressed than the consultants

... who usually "dress" as if they're just off to the Disco anyway!

PS: do they still have Disco's (happily, I've been a bit out of touch with that sort of thing for the last twenty years or so)? smile


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I have a choice of clothes to wear:

1. Combats - A choice of Desert / Northern Europe Standard Disruptive Pattern Material (DPM) or Jungle.

2. Formal - No2 dress / No1 dress and Mess Dress.

Thank goodness we no longer have puttees!


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DW - I wonder how many people remember having to put these on?

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