At the hospital recently I suddenly had a concerning thought on watching my spouse's obs being taken. The blood pressure cuff is theirs alone to be used while in hospital and then binned, the thermometer has a plastic sleeve that is binned but my concern is the oxygen reader that goes on the finger. I believe this is taken around the ward to all the rooms and used over and over again so why is it not sanitised between patients? I feel there must be untold germs on these things as I believe none of the patient's hands are sterile. I feel that the use of sterile wipes be introduced in all hospitals to at least wipe the germs from these items.
"Sanitation of medical equipment"
About: Peel Health Campus / Emergency Department Peel Health Campus Emergency Department Mandurah 6210
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