[ RadSafe ] "Radiation Hippocratic Oath and ALARA Scrubs, contamination and medical infections
Dr. Francis Y. Tsang
francistsang at cox.net
Mon Apr 29 00:05:01 CDT 2013
From: radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu
[mailto:radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu] On Behalf Of Emil
Sent: Sunday, April 28, 2013 10:00 PM
To: radsafe at health.phys.iit.edu
Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] "Radiation Hippocratic Oath and ALARA
Scrubs,contamination and medical infections
So trip to the hospital is like swinging GM meter in the cafeteria checking
out which of the dishes is LESS contaminated.
The same way as you have NO slightest idea where this doc has been and what
he or she was doing with their scrubs before they come to see the patient.
It feels as you are pretty much on your own when it comes to become infected
in the hospital walls.
It would be like, I am sending Westinghouse guys ALONE WITH NO COVERAGE to
move reactor head, by just trusting my words that everything will be
We do NOT really need all these radiation detection instruments!
We just need "Radiation Hippocratic Oath". Saying we promise to keep this
--- On Sun, 4/28/13, Ted de Castro <tdc at xrayted.com> wrote:
From: Ted de Castro <tdc at xrayted.com>
Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] Scrubs, contamination and medical infections
To: "The International Radiation Protection (Health Physics) Mailing List"
<radsafe at health.phys.iit.edu>
Cc: "Emil" <kerrembaev at yahoo.com>
Date: Sunday, April 28, 2013, 10:21 PM
Actually - it would seem scrubs have nothing to do with contamination or
infection control. Its a power trip thing they beat consultants over the
Try to go into the OR to "calibrate" their x-ray machines so they can pass
accreditation - and you have to jump through all the gowning up hoops and do
who knows what with your equipment. Been there, Done that MANY times.
Then you see their people in scrubs EVERYWHERE - the OR, halls, cafeteria,
restroom, parking lot and moving freely between those area without changing
So YES - if you've been acquainted with Anti-C's procedures - this does
certainly seem strange.
On 4/28/2013 11:50 AM, Emil wrote:
> Dear Radsafers,
> I was wondering for a while.
> Is it only me who feels strange when doctors and nurses are wearing their
scrubs in and out of medical facilities?
> I spent my share of time at Nuclear Power Plants wearing scrubs in and out
going out through contamination monitors. Some nanoCi of Co-60 could be
annoying if stuck on the scrub material.
> I never seen any contamination controls (or controls are even possible
with out changing clothing) in the hospitals when doctors and nurses in
scrubs come in from home or lunch. The whole hospital scrubs wearing ritual
is kind of charade to make everyone feel safe from the germs. And germs
brought INTO the hospital are not annoying as nanoCi of Co-60, these germs
are deadly in the radiation, chemo therapy recovery rooms. I have friend of
mine and her brother was treated for cancer and just died from pneumonia...I
am still wondering may be germs which attacked his immune weak lungs came
from the hospital lunch room on the scrub.
> It is kind of, if we would do reactor cavity decon and then with out
changing protective clothing go straight into cafeteria.
> Emil Murat.
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