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Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Cleanliness is Next to Godliness

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O4 0800 Nov 09 Ranger had a lab appointment at the local VA clinic. First order of business was a urine sample, delivered through the little door in the wall, and the washing of the hands. Except for a small problem: There was no soap in the dispenser.

Not at the end of a long day, but the beginning, at the urine counter. Possibly the Department of Veterans Affairs thinks us all West Pointers, and that we never get piss on our hands. Signage everywhere exhorts us to wash our hands, but with what?

Now, the VA says they are cleaning up their act, and promise an end to screw ups like the unwashed tubing used in endoscopies and colonoscopies in VAMC clinics in
Florida, Tennessee and Georgia. But no soap in the specimen room doesn't give this former trooper hope.

Everyone used to say the VA system was a crack operation. Negative further.

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Anonymous barcalounger said...

Now that is p*ss poor planning! Didn't they have any disinfectant, medicinal alcohol, a bar of LAVA in the janitor's closet? With all the H1N1 going around I'm surprised someone didn't have a bottle of hand cleaner around.

Thursday, November 5, 2009 at 12:27:00 AM GMT-5  
Blogger rangeragainstwar said...

There are disinfectant and hand cleaners placed throughout the facility , with signs advising to washy washy but in the specimen area of the lab there was no soap.

Thursday, November 5, 2009 at 7:44:00 AM GMT-5  
Blogger Ghost Dansing said...

washing hands.....

Thursday, November 5, 2009 at 8:04:00 AM GMT-5  
Blogger Lisa said...


Spot-on, as always.

Thursday, November 5, 2009 at 11:39:00 AM GMT-5  

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