From:Rose Richardson

It is the same here Mary, we use disposable lab coats or gowns over street clothing. In the past (over 20 years ago) they had the employees use scrubs/uniforms, I wonder why the change.
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From: King, Mary Ann
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Sent: Friday, November 30, 2001 1:06 PM

I was wondering if I could get some feedback from anyone as to what your hospital policies are concerning appropriate protective attire when assisting with autopsy procedures. Our hospital currently does not feel the pathology department should be issued hospital scrubs but should instead wear impermeable gowns or lab coats over the employee's clothing.  I disagree. I feel that with the potential for exposure to various infectious diseases, we should not have to wear anything that we would have to take home and launder. I am curious as to what other institutions are doing.  Thank you.

Mary Ann King
Pathology Supervisor
St. Joseph Hospital
2901 Squalicum Pkwy.
Bellingham, WA  98225
(360) 738-6340
(360) 738-6776


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