Saturday, April 12, 2008

A little retraining is in order

Remember these thermometers?

We now use them almost exclusively, because our good Welch-Allyns have all disappeared. Each one comes with five probe covers. So every fifth patient gets a free thermometer.

One of our techs was observed using one on multiple patients- sans probe cover- and wiping it off with an alcohol prep in between.

I only hope he was just using it orally.

7 comments:

LadyBugCrossing said...

ROTFL!!
eeww.... hahahaha!!!

Tex said...

EEEEwwwwww,
Spreading cooties.

keepbreathing said...

Eeeeeew.

That's like...wiping off a laryngoscope between uses with a damp paper towel. Gross.

EDNurseasauras said...

Nahhhhrrsssty!

ERP said...

Hmmm-wait a minute, we just wipe our stethoscopes off in between patients - guess how much bacteria is spread that way? TONS.

EE said...

You wipe your stethoscope off? Huh, I guess I need to start doing that...

:)

MonkeySister said...

I'm never going to the ER again! If I do, I'll bring my own thermometers. And stethoscopes... and in Vegas, my own needles... I better never get sick again... I'll be dead within hours. :รพ