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#938428 - 30th Mar 2015 4:13pm Nurses Don't Wash Their Uniforms Correctly
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Scientist: nurses aren't washing their uniforms correctly


A microbiologist has found that nurses are not washing their uniforms correctly because guidelines are "sometimes quite vague".

Doctor Katie Laird from DeMontford University conducted the study and stated that nurses "should be washing at 60 degrees celcius for ten minutes" in order to remove micro-organisms that could cause infection from textiles.

However, the study has shown that "forty-nine percent of nurses were washing at lower than 60" which could enable bacteria to survive on their clothes.



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#938434 - 30th Mar 2015 4:30pm Re: Nurses Don't Wash Their Uniforms Correctly [Re: granny]
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Nurses were always known to be clotty.

Did I say that out loud, lol....oh well

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#938440 - 30th Mar 2015 4:38pm Re: Nurses Don't Wash Their Uniforms Correctly [Re: granny]
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#938474 - 30th Mar 2015 6:19pm Re: Nurses Don't Wash Their Uniforms Correctly [Re: granny]
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I think it would be better if nurses and doctors had to change into their ward clothes ONCE they got to work , and out of them to go home, then they should be laundered properly by the hospital .Fresh uniforms supplied every day.

How many ward staff for instance get dressed in the morning , maybe take the dog out, drop kids off at playschool or whatever ,rubbing uniforms against snotty playground railings, drop into local shop, wafting past unhygienic cardboard boxes, doorways etc , and then on to work. How can we be sure staff religiously put on a fresh uniform each day at home anyway?

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#938499 - 30th Mar 2015 7:17pm Re: Nurses Don't Wash Their Uniforms Correctly [Re: venice]
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Originally Posted By: venice
I think it would be better if nurses and doctors had to change into their ward clothes ONCE they got to work , and out of them to go home, then they should be laundered properly by the hospital .Fresh uniforms supplied every day.



I`m sure this used to happen when we had matrons.

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#938509 - 30th Mar 2015 7:49pm Re: Nurses Don't Wash Their Uniforms Correctly [Re: Giggler]
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I thought this did happen! I remember my mum, who was a theatre sister for many years, never left or returned home in her uniform and she would report anyone she saw outside the hospital in theirs!
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Originally Posted By: venice
I think it would be better if nurses and doctors had to change into their ward clothes ONCE they got to work , and out of them to go home, then they should be laundered properly by the hospital .Fresh uniforms supplied every day.



I`m sure this used to happen when we had matrons.

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#938517 - 30th Mar 2015 8:07pm Re: Nurses Don't Wash Their Uniforms Correctly [Re: granny]
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The source is the BBC aka Busy Backing Conservatives. Anything to diss the N.H.S.... smile
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#938520 - 30th Mar 2015 8:37pm Re: Nurses Don't Wash Their Uniforms Correctly [Re: RUDEBOX]
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Originally Posted By: RUDEBOX
The source is the BBC aka Busy Backing Conservatives. Anything to diss the N.H.S.... smile


Don't be so daft Rude!

Hospitals stopped doing the laundry of uniforms years ago, and has consistently been brought to the News forums over the previous years.

Plus they can claim for washing their own uniforms.

By the time they have got the bus to work... well who knows what they've picked up.

Agree with all Venice's points .
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#938523 - 30th Mar 2015 8:56pm Re: Nurses Don't Wash Their Uniforms Correctly [Re: granny]
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Originally Posted By: granny
Originally Posted By: RUDEBOX
The source is the BBC aka Busy Backing Conservatives. Anything to diss the N.H.S.... smile


Don't be so daft Rude!
Please do not patronise my view point Granny.

Originally Posted By: granny
Plus they can claim for washing their own uniforms.
Yes, I am aware of this.

Originally Posted By: granny
By the time they have got the bus to work... well who knows what they've picked up.
I agree. I have worked in private Nursing Homes and carers were not allowed to wear uniform to work.
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#938527 - 30th Mar 2015 9:07pm Re: Nurses Don't Wash Their Uniforms Correctly [Re: RUDEBOX]
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The rules are determined by each Hospital Trust.

So some may, but obviously many don't.

If you don't want to be patronised, don't say daft things smile
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#938530 - 30th Mar 2015 9:12pm Re: Nurses Don't Wash Their Uniforms Correctly [Re: granny]
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Originally Posted By: granny


If you don't want to be patronised, don't say daft things smile
Here you go again, Granny..
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#938532 - 30th Mar 2015 9:13pm Re: Nurses Don't Wash Their Uniforms Correctly [Re: granny]
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granny is there any need to try to belittle people?

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#938533 - 30th Mar 2015 9:14pm Re: Nurses Don't Wash Their Uniforms Correctly [Re: RUDEBOX]
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#938534 - 30th Mar 2015 9:14pm Re: Nurses Don't Wash Their Uniforms Correctly [Re: pokerchamp]
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Originally Posted By: pokerchamp
granny is there any need to try to belittle people?


Stay out of it
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#938535 - 30th Mar 2015 9:14pm Re: Nurses Don't Wash Their Uniforms Correctly [Re: granny]
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