Indoor air quality at the hopsital

I work as a nurse in the local hospital. I got my nursing degree about three years ago and I have worked in the same hospital ever since. It has been a great learning experience and I am so thankful that I was able to get a job right out of school because I know this does not happen for everyone. I started working the night shifts and the shifts that nobody wanted because I was new. However, because I have worked at the hospital for so long I am know getting much better shifts. So now my hours are for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and I am really enjoying my new schedule. I love my job I really do, but I have one compliant. The hospital is always so dang cold, I know we have to keep the air conditioner at a certain temperature so we don’t spread bacteria and germs to our patients and those visiting patients. I sometimes have to wear two sweaters over my scrubs in order to stay warm and sometimes that is not even enough. I really want to talk to the head doctor about changing the temperature, but I know that would not go over well. One day I had enough and I marched into his office to ask him if I could turn up the air conditioner. He just laughed at me and said if I wanted to do that we would then have to change the whole HVAC system in the hospital. So I guess I am just going to have to suck it up and stay cold during my shifts.

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