In light of what is happening now…
And here you will read the true story of a nurse who broke protocol.
I held the bloody hand of an HIV+ patient without gloving.
About three weeks ago.
I was walking down the hallway when I heard yelling. I hear that a lot, I work in behavioral health. So I checked what was happening and saw the patient with blood on her clothing and on her hands and I knew she was HIV+ and I didn’t know the source of the blood. I approached her anyway and got her to sit down with me and then I took her hand. And none of this happened because I’m a hero nor did it happen because I’m stupid or because I don’t know about precautions. It happened because I’m a nurse.
Just like the times I’ve peeled off my glove to do a difficult IV start so I could get a…
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