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Gloves...

Yeah, this post is about gloves. I’m going to revisit this…not wearing gloves when starting a peripheral IV.. Then there’s the extreme, when healthcare providers wear gloves for everything like taking your blood pressure and temperature!! (save this for another time)

We should all know about Universal Precautions, right? It has been around since 1983, and if you have no idea what it is, please go to our trusty friend, Google. Wear gloves when starting peripheral IVs – this is NOT optional. We all know we must wear gloves, but why are there still nurses who know they should and won’t? They have their “excuses” and it’s not due to lack of knowledge regarding the federal mandate, it’s…

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