The most dangerous kind of knife: Tips for your nursing home kitchen staff


If you or your staff works in food preparation, your knife is an invaluable tool. However, knives can be dangerous, and the most dangerous kind of knife is a dull one. There are several reasons that this is true. The edge of a dull knife does not slice cleanly, making it much harder to control, and more likely to slip. You also need to use more force to cut with a dull knife, so even though a sharp knife has the potential to inflict a deep cut, the extra force needed to cut with a dull knife will make a much deeper wound if you slip. If you do cut yourself with a dull knife, the wound is more ragged and likely will take longer to heal. Now watch a short video that shows you how to hone and sharpen your knife.

About Gail Douglas

Gail joined BSN Solutions as a Regional Director in March of 2013. Her role is to promote the adoption of the new dining standards and person-centered dining throughout the communities serviced by BSN Solutions. She also recruits, coordinates placement of, and supports the dietitian consultants who work with BSN Solutions in its client communities. Gail has a vast 30+ year background in long-term care, having worked within skilled nursing and rehab centers in clinical and management capacities. She holds a Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Nutrition.
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