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How do nurses protect themselves from illness and diseases that patients carry?

is the RN job hard? What field as a nurse is the least gross? Thanks!

Asked By: Vanilla FlowerBomb © - 6/13/2009
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wearing gloves hand washing and gel sanitizer used regularly with each patient Depending on the DX, if air borne, masks are worn and gowns to cover your clothing are also provided. Have been a nurse 25 years and have not caught a thing. UNIVERSAL PRECAUTIONS.....if it is WET and not yours, consider it contaminated... More
Answered By: granny - 6/13/2009
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My sister is a retired nurse. They protect themselves from using normal precautions, like washing their hands. If you are worried about grossness, I suggest you look for another occupation.
Answered By: Patricia C - 6/13/2009
 
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