Show of hands
Ialways enjoy reading Modern Healthcare and find the articles very timely and thoughtful. However, I was amazed and, frankly, appalled when I turned to page 13 and saw the picture of a healthcare worker handing medications to a patient using bare hands (“Out is in; in is out,” May 3).
This is so outside the standards of practice and in direct violation of infection prevention practices. I wouldn’t be surprised if this actually happens in some cases, but surely should not be portrayed in a magazine that carries influence and prides itself in bringing up-to-date information to readers.
It would be a good practice for all portraying medical procedures of any kind to seek the advice of the professionals being portrayed.
Donna Bechthold Vice president, patient care
Adventist Health Tillamook (Ore.) County General Hospital