The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists issued a statement recently, calling for limited mobile phone usage during patient care.
And with good reason.
Your 5 Moments for Hand Hygiene, World Health Organization
If you travel to and from work with your stethoscope, make sure to wipe it down before placing it in your bag. And don’t forget to clean between patients! In this study, only 21% of respondents reported cleaning their stethoscope from one patient to the next. Nurses reported the highest frequency. (No surprise there!) But given that one-third of the stethoscopes cultured came back positive for contamination, this is an area that all healthcare workers can improve upon.
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Originally posted on Nurse.com