Ask your doctor if washing his stethoscope is right for you

If you think your doctor’s hands might be germy if they didn’t scrub up before your exam, you should check the stethoscope! Studies show that healthcare workers’ hands are the main source of bacterial transmission in hospitals. A new Mayo Clinic Proceedings shows that stethoscopes can harbor several thousands of bacteria types including MRSA. And this comes in direct contact with the skin of patient after patient in the course of a single day. Don’t be embarrassed to ask your doctor if they have washed their stethoscope before it touches you. If the doctor objects, fire them because the stethoscope’s diaphragm is more contaminated than all regions of the physician’s hand except the fingertips. Furthermore, the tube of the stethoscope is often more heavily contaminated than the back of the physician’s hand.

Sometimes logic just doesn't rule...

Sometimes logic just doesn’t rule…

About Craig Stellpflug NDC

Craig Stellpflug is a NeuroDevelopment Consultant and a Certified Nutritional Consultant. Craig is a cancer nutritionist and child brain disorder specialist at Healing Pathways Medical Clinic in Scottsdale Arizona.
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