Knowing the kind of allergy your patient (or YOU) suffers from can help you determine the right and wrong care and treatment ~ not to mention help you in identifying potential allergens right in the hospital!
Hay fever and hives aren’t catching, but patients and coworkers may give you the stink eye if they see you sneezing, coughing or scratching. Everyone gets the creeps when it comes to germs in the hospital.
More than half of Americans test positive to at least one allergen. This means that more than half of the individuals in any one occupational group—including nurses, of course—are allergic to something.