when i was an undergraduate at nicholls state u in louisiana, one enterprising student took samples of the soap from all the handwashing dispensers in the biology/home ec./culinary building. every single sample had Pseudomonas living in it.
Where I live nurse's uniforms, and I guess everybody else's, are not cleaned by the hospital, they take them home and wash (or don't) them theirselves. To combat hospital liability for these infections they told the nurses they couldn't change into their uniform until they got to the hospital so no one would know that they weren't sterilized when washed.
Does this mean we should give up now?
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