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« on: September 15, 2005, 08:04:33 AM »

I can't find where I said I would report back on how many gloves they used, but the tech said he goes through a box and a half per shift there are 100 pair in a box.  So, 150 pair of those latex gloves used per tech- per shift.  I would do the math, but my calculator won't go that high.  Gosh!  Where are the environmentalists?  Darla~
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« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2005, 09:36:06 AM »

I can't find where I said I would report back on how many gloves they used, but the tech said he goes through a box and a half per shift there are 100 pair in a box.  So, 150 pair of those latex gloves used per tech- per shift.  I would do the math, but my calculator won't go that high.  Gosh!  Where are the environmentalists?  Darla~

Hi Darla if you ever want to find one of your posts just go to your profile and scroll down to where it says "Show the last posts of this person."
and that will show you all of your posts. :)

But back to the subject WOW! that's a lot of gloves there are over about a dozen techs at my center just for MWF. So they must go through thousands a day!  :o
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« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2005, 10:58:40 PM »

Wow Epoman, you thought of everything with this website.  I went to my profile and clicked on my posts and they were all there and under which category.  Ummm I'm kind of a big mouth!  Darla~
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« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2005, 12:45:52 AM »

I think a better report would be on how many cigarettes the staff smokes while we're languishing in the waiting room-- I'll bet it's way more than the gloves they use!
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« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2005, 07:08:02 AM »

Yeah, my tech is from the Philippines (he pronounces all the P's "Pil a peens") and he can't wait to go on break and comes back smelling like smoke.  I'm going to tell him that smoking leads to kidney failure and see if he reacts.   :-*
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« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2005, 12:24:57 PM »

Wow! Smoking health technicians!  Well, I am really fortunate.  In this country, the only people who smoke cigarettes are tourists and expatriates.  The only smoking by natives is some of the illegal kind.  Cigarettes are just not part of their culture.  The school where I teach has a faculty of 140 and the only one who was a smoker was a Canadian lady who is no longer there (and she did it on the sly).  In the country where I come from, you could not find a staff of 50 without at least 5 - 10 smokers.  Here, the air is clear!
I have been noticing how many gloves they go through as well!  And I notice there are two types of gloves.  For some tasks they use these gloves that are taken carefully out of an individual covering which makes it seem that these are maybe more sterile.  The others are pulled out of open boxes.  Some glove manufacturer is smiling all the way to the bank!
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« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2005, 11:10:19 AM »

I'd rather they changed the gloves frequently.. I know its a lot but think of what they touch.. ewwwww...  JMO...
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« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2006, 12:23:47 AM »

We should find the maker of gloves and invest. After all we make them use the gloves!
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« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2006, 06:03:19 PM »

Gloves and Epogin!  We'd be rich!   >:D
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« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2006, 06:52:47 PM »

Gloves and Epogin!  We'd be rich!   >:D

Epogin? is that 21+ years or older.  >:D  get it Epo GIN.
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« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2006, 07:58:38 PM »

Gloves and Epogin!  We'd be rich!   >:D

Epogin? is that 21+ years or older.  >:D  get it Epo GIN.

haha wouldn't it be great if you could drink Epo instead of inject it? Bartender I'll have an Epogin and tonic please.

Do you hemo people get it intravenously? We PD folks have to inject ourselves every week subcutaneously.
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« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2006, 08:05:32 PM »

Yes Calypso, I used to whack it in my leg on P.D. Now it goes in the little input tabs on the bloodlines, same as we get our iron. Much more efficient too, I would presume!
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« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2006, 10:27:38 PM »

Towards the last couple of years on my transplant, I had to have Epogen shots, only they called it Procrit. 
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« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2006, 02:15:30 PM »

Gloves and Epogin!  We'd be rich!   >:D

Epogin? is that 21+ years or older.  >:D  get it Epo GIN.

haha wouldn't it be great if you could drink Epo instead of inject it? Bartender I'll have an Epogin and tonic please.

Do you hemo people get it intravenously? We PD folks have to inject ourselves every week subcutaneously.

There was a time when I first started dialysis and I saw everyone get a shot of Epo in there arm, I never let them do that to me. I forced them to put it in my dialysis lines at the end of treatment. They would say "Oh it won't work as well it NEEDS to go in through your arm". Well now at the Davita I go to, ALL of the patients get it in their lines after treatment. So I guess they were wrong and I was right.  ::)

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« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2007, 07:52:35 PM »

I use to get Epo shots in my arm 3 times a week before dialysis. Now I get it in the lines.

As for the glove situation, I agree that the more they change them the better.

Oh and can they spare the gauze?

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« Reply #15 on: July 23, 2007, 08:22:57 PM »

When I was in-centre, I got my EPO through the medports on the bloodlines. Now that I'm on NxStage, I inject myself sub cue because the NxStage machine doesn't have medports (even though some people give meds through the air vent on the dialyzer). Oh, and staying on-topic, I too have been amazed at just how many of those little rubber gloves medical staff (and home dialysis patients) go through. It's a good thing they're cheap (although I don't have to pay for mine).

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« Reply #16 on: July 24, 2007, 02:15:25 PM »

On a monthly basis one of my smaller clinics goes through a rough total of 15,000 to 20,000 gloves of various sizes.  One of my larger clinics goes through 2 to 3 times that.
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