TallScrubs

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So, I'm in the middle of my uro auditions and, as such, my shoes (crocs) get covered in all sorts of gnarly bodily fluids in a very 'sick' patient population. Question is what do you guys do with your gnarly, bodily fluid-covered shoes?

Right now I just put them in a shoebox in my trunk at the end of the day, but even then it kind of grosses me out. You guys disinfect them at all or anything like that?
 

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If you're wearing crocs, you can usually scrub them in a scrub sink and they'll air dry in minutes. Worked great on trauma.
 
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I leave them outside my apartment door. Previously, I once found my cat licking them. Since then, bleach wipes at the hospital when necessary and always always always left outside the door.
 

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Previously, I once found my cat licking them.
:nod: Yep I've had mine do the same.

I leave mine in garage because of that and because once I found a visiting relative wearing them to pad around the yard in; guess she didn't recognize the stains on them as anything biologic.
 

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I wear them to the homes of people I secretly dislike :inpain:

 
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I have rubber Birks that I occasionally rinse off in the tub or a big sink. Seems to work fairly well.
 

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Just put paper shoe covers over them while you work. Problem solved. (don't be that guy who is too cool for that)
 

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Wear shoe covers religiously. These aren't foolproof as they can get soaked through with sufficient amounts of blood/amniotic fluid. If you wear 'regular' shoes (tennis shoes/sneakers) like I do, wipe down the bottoms pretty regularly with cavi wipes. Every 6 months or so, I take them to a laundromat and throw them in a washing machine with detergent and some bleach. Come out pristine. Just dry them in front of a fan. Otherwise I store them in a shoebox in my car.
 

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...Every 6 months or so, I take them to a laundromat and throw them in a washing machine...
And we wonder how the traditionally hospital acquired antibiotic resistant bugs are now becoming community acquired bugs.
 
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A mixture of blood and urine.
 

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And we wonder how the traditionally hospital acquired antibiotic resistant bugs are now becoming community acquired bugs.
Something tells me that somebody washing their shoes with bleach at the laundromat isn't the big infection control risk you are making it out to be.
 
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