While waiting in the ER, for 6 hours, to have my 93 yr old Mom seen, I noticed a lot.
The ER was extremely crowded and frustrating. Two techs ( dressed in red and black) came out and started calling names. The were getting vitals on each person. I noticed that they went from patient to patient ( 6, to be exact) and neither tech washed or gelled his/her hands between patients. Neither wore gloves. I decided if they came to my Mom, I would insist on seeing them clean their hands before touching her.
They touched, took temps, blood pressures etc. and used no protocol for infection control or any standard for cleanliness. I was disgusted.
Also , the machines, monitors and portable equipment , in the ER, was filthy.
Just go look.