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messageWearing Gloves!
Posted by Loulou May 20, 09:18AM

What is the point.......
This morning whilst queuing at Sainsbury’s I watched a gentleman get out of his car, painstakingly put on a pair of latex gloves, shut and locked his car then proceed to take a hankie out of his pocket, gave his nose a pretty impressive blow, place the hankie back in his pocket then go and get a trolley - those gloves now serve no purpose.

I despair!

LL

messageRe: Wearing Gloves!
Posted by seenbeen May 20, 12:28PM

Interestingly state schools do not teach basic hygiene in Biology but Alleyns used to teach their 13 year olds food hygiene and an officially recognised certificate was presented at the end of the course....that was in the early 1990s. Hopefully the National Curriculum will change!

messageRe: Wearing Gloves!
Posted by lindylou May 20, 04:49PM

seenbeen Wrote:
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> Interestingly state schools do not teach basic
> hygiene in Biology but Alleyns used to teach their
> 13 year olds food hygiene and an officially
> recognised certificate was presented at the end of
> the course....that was in the early 1990s.
> Hopefully the National Curriculum will change!

What proof do you have of this.

messageRe: Wearing Gloves!
Posted by seenbeen May 20, 06:20PM

lindylou Wrote:
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> seenbeen Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Interestingly state schools do not teach basic
> > hygiene in Biology but Alleyns used to teach
> their
> > 13 year olds food hygiene and an officially
> > recognised certificate was presented at the end
> of
> > the course....that was in the early 1990s.
> > Hopefully the National Curriculum will change!
>
> What proof do you have of this.

What proof do I have of what? The fact that state schools don't teach hygiene in Biology, or that Alleyn's taught a food hygiene course?
Personal experience in both instances- phone the school if you don't believe me. It was taught by Ms Burtenshaw as I remember.

messageRe: Wearing Gloves!
Posted by Hoi Polloi May 21, 04:54PM

A while ago I had to have a blood test in hospital.
A nurse put the gloves on, opened the drawer to get her paraphernalia out, laid them on the table, then went out of the room, using her gloved hands to push the handle. Came back ten minutes later and proceeded with the blood test without changing the gloves. I had no idea what she could have been touching when she was out.

messageRe: Wearing Gloves!
Posted by Cyclemonkey May 22, 08:09AM

For gloves to be effective surely you have to change them everytime you would have washed your hands? I tjink it is better just to wash hands regularly and use hand sanitiser when you can't access water.

messageRe: Wearing Gloves!
Posted by sjsl Yesterday, 01:32PM

You're absolutely right Cyclemonkey, and it's much easier to wash/sanitise your hands than gloves!

messageRe: Wearing Gloves!
Posted by seenbeen Yesterday, 07:03PM

Hoi Polloi Wrote:
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> A while ago I had to have a blood test in
> hospital.
> A nurse put the gloves on, opened the drawer to
> get her paraphernalia out, laid them on the table,
> then went out of the room, using her gloved hands
> to push the handle. Came back ten minutes later
> and proceeded with the blood test without changing
> the gloves. I had no idea what she could have been
> touching when she was out.

I have been accompanying relatives to hospital for over 10 years off and on last time was 2016.
Saw a doc come out of a cubicle after doing a rectal exam and then took off the gloves and just rinsed his hands quickly under the tap- no soap or anything ....
A friend went into hospital for an operation and they took a nasal swab for MRSA...it came back clear. Then a few days later- and she'd never left the hospital- they did another swab for MRSA ...it was positive.
A nurse came in to her ISOLATION room to check her one day when I was there and didn't even bother washing her hands when she left- touched the door handle for a start.
The woman in the next room was isolated for C. diff.
Also I have seen several wearing jewellery on their hands over the years....weird- all these things harbour bugs

Things have improved it seems
[www.nuffieldtrust.org.uk]

messageRe: Wearing Gloves!
Posted by Ole Yesterday, 07:21PM

Loulou Wrote:
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> What is the point.......
> This morning whilst queuing at Sainsbury’s I
> watched a gentleman get out of his car,
> painstakingly put on a pair of latex gloves, shut
> and locked his car then proceed to take a hankie
> out of his pocket, gave his nose a pretty
> impressive blow, place the hankie back in his
> pocket then go and get a trolley - those gloves
> now serve no purpose.
>
> I despair!
>
> LL

From his point of view, the gloves serve the purpose that HIS skin is not going to touch any surface.


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