to prevent any germs crossing over to the patient from the visitor and vice versa. Usually this is for people w/ airborne diseases but can also be for people iwth very weak immune systems (elderly people and infants mostly)
obviously they are very ill and cannot tolerate any germs. So you wear a glove and mask to protect the person from your germs.
The patient could have a compromised immune system.
Sometimes when they are trying to rule out TB, the person would be in a negative pressure room in that case.
To prevent us from giving more dangerous diseases to the patients through hands and mouths.
Either the patient has a seriously infectious disease, or has a damaged immune system requiring severe restrictions on possible contamination.
MANY MANY reasons for this. Either the patient cannot get MORE contamanation or the patient could contamanate the visitor and workers with staph or mrsa etc....
Uhm LOL. its to prevent sterilization in other words, to stop germs from spreading and you need to be very clean to operate some one sick.
Some people have a weak immune system due to illness and treatment, they are more susceptible to germs and it could hurt kill them.
For everyones safety...and so they will get better....I mean if you have to do that...their immine system is very weak....and just a sniffle could kill them....
Or they have a real bad illness....and you would not wish to carry it outside the hospital....for others to get it
as a nurse and firefighter myself i can answer this question for u> masks are worn for airbourne disease such as: tuberculosis, rsv, etc. it prevents you from getting the aiir dropplets into your respiratory tract. Also it is used for people who are immunosuppressed so you dont compromise their system more. Gloves are used for the transmission of microorganisms to the patient but also to protect yourself from being contaminated if you were to be exposed to body fluids. hope this helps
clearly people are just hyperchondriacts (or however the hell you spell it)
Depending on the medical condition of the patient,it's either to protect you and/or the pt. also. Germs love to party in hospitals.
My brother contracted a mutated staff infection in his lungs while in ICU Everyone visiting had to wear a surgical type of coverall, gloves, mask and even shoe covers to go in to visit him. We were told it was to protect us as well as him. We lost him anyway.
So they sneeze in the mask and gloves so that they don't leave any finger prints.
If the patient had some sort of virus that was contagious through air.
Germs Germs Germs - I you have masks and gloves on you cant give them anything!
M.R.S.A. highly contagious virus.