Voice Your Opinion: Is It Time to Hang Up Your Lab Coat?

Susan Yox


April 08, 2014

Tell us what you think: Do we know enough about the risk for infection to consider making changes in what healthcare professionals wear while at work? Are long sleeves appropriate when providing clinical care? What about scarves and ties -- do they need special attention? Jewelry -- leave it at home? Do you disinfect your stethoscope between patients? And what about the iconic white lab coat? Would you consider hanging it up before you go into hospitalized patients' rooms? Check out the latest recommendations on these topics and tell us your reaction.

Hang Up Your Lab Coat!
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