Dear doctors and nurses and physios and ambos etc etc. This is a public service announcement.
•••PLEASE stop wearing your stethoscope around your neck!•••
Seriously people. Even if you wipe it down it’s going right next to your face.
And watches and fitbits and ID badges on lanyards and big engagement rings — yep. Those too. They have to go. “Naked from the elbows down” and nothing ‘dangly’ to touch people and beds and furniture and clothes etc.
And don’t forget to clean your phones and your pagers.
We have been lulled into complacency because of the amazing success of vaccines and antibiotics, and our infection control habits all need sharpening up NOW.
And ps. Media people. Maybe come up with a different cliché to identify what we do? ... See MoreSee Less