#3172
Heather
Member

One of my colleagues did not follow IPAC practices when they did not wash her stethoscope while attaining the vitals of the residents. The potential negative outcomes for the residents related to the incident could have been that they would be susceptible to whichever pathogen is potentially on the scope such as C-difficile. I remember in college when they used to refer to the stethoscope as a Staphoscope.