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Old 12-08-2004, 09:36 PM   #31
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Hey, HotnSpicy, reference your closing tag...

"If at first you don't succeed, don't try parachuting!"

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Old 12-08-2004, 10:08 PM   #32
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I have gone to the extreme and washed my hands with bleach after workin with an infected patient or family member.
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Old 12-08-2004, 10:14 PM   #33
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i always wash before, after and during cooikng, bang.
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Old 12-08-2004, 10:21 PM   #34
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I lick the floor.... then put my shaking hand in the toilet before I go out.
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Old 12-08-2004, 10:34 PM   #35
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As you learned from your first semester microbiology class (if you were in a nursing or allied health program) ... soap is antibacterial - not antiviral. Plain old hand soap, with warm-hot water, will kill 70% of the bacteria on your hands in 30 seconds ... 80-90% in 1 minute. When scrubbing for surgery with pHisoHex or betadine (for 5-minutes) about 95-98%.

Antibiotics don't kill a viral infection ... they are a waste of money, can cause an immunity later on ... but they can prevent a secondary bacterial infection if the virus weakens the immune system sufficiently.

If there is an antiviral soap I would love to know about it.

Rubber/plastic gloves ... what a joke. I've seen people pull the gloves out of the box, putting their hands all over them, so they were no cleaner than the person's hands were in the first place. And, as someone noted, I've seen people think that as long as they had gloves on they could do anything and not pass on bugs ... they touched everything and did everything ... BUT THEY WERE WEARING GLOVES!!!!

There are two problems. The first is proper hand-washing .. and knowing when to go back over and wash your hands again. The other has to do with the mindset of managers .... if an employee has a viral infection they shouldn't be handling food.
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Old 12-08-2004, 10:42 PM   #36
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agreed. that's why i went home faster than they could ask me what was wrong
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Old 12-08-2004, 11:01 PM   #37
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Know what you'er talking about bang ... I worked with one of the first 5 AIDS patients in the US - before we even knew what AIDS was .... 10 minute scub going in ... 10 minute scub exiting ... every hour .... 16-hours a day for 12 days. Ever wash your hands with Cidex?
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Old 12-09-2004, 07:02 AM   #38
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Michael - do you have any hands left?!
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Old 12-09-2004, 07:35 AM   #39
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There's a product, known as "Bag Cream" (pictures of a cow's udder, to get you onto the track) that my wife uses for dry skin/cracking hands that may be of use to some of you...
What I get is probably the same thing but it is called "Bag Balm" & it is acctually for cow's udders. I love the syuff & it works wonders! There is lotion next to both sinks in my house & in the bedroom & den. The last thing I do before leaving the kitchen & washing my hands is put on lotion. I have an addiction to it I think. :roll:
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Old 12-09-2004, 07:38 AM   #40
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crewsk, we use Bag Balm around here too. Great stuff. I get it at the local tack shop/gardening center.
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