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  • Comment on: Children's hospital ordered to improve cleanliness

    temp temp's comment 6 November, 2010 8:19 pm

    I have never seen a doctor wash their hands after visiting a patient unless they had to touch the patient and even then they wore gloves but didn't wash their hands afterwards usually.

  • Comment on: The image of nursing: The handmaiden

    temp temp's comment 8 October, 2010 5:36 pm

    Thanks for your response Mike. It is very different here in the US but I suppose they don't know any different! I am very homesick for the UK especially the NHS which is so much better whatever anyone says. Working as a nurse is also better for the reasons you stated. There is a strange paradoxical situation here where they both expect nurses to work independently in the absence of doctors ( reporting changes in condition by telephone ) yet still have this 'orders' system which must be obeyed.

  • Comment on: The image of nursing: The handmaiden

    temp temp's comment 7 October, 2010 4:01 pm

    Well, I am working in the US at present and here when a physician writes an 'order' it is exactly that. Even if not discovered until late in the evening ( the physicians don't usually speak to you directly!") you still have to wake the patient to give them the pill or do whatever, right away. It can't wait until the morning however simple it may be. To delay giving something (unless it is actually unavailable or needing to be ordered ) is considered a drug error warranting an incident report!

  • Comment on: Mobile phones to be allowed in Welsh hospitals

    temp temp's comment 29 September, 2010 6:06 pm

    I work in the US and almost all of the patients have a mobile phone of their own and all have a hospital phone for local calls by the bed. Their having a cell phone has never been an issue ( it is just accepted!) but can often cause problems when patients call relatives to tell them they have been waiting for something for a long time! The relatives then call us and demand to know what is going on. Occasionally a 'confused' patient has also called 911 for assistance! You can imagine the results of that!