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(Charleston Post and Courier)   Nightmare bacteria invade hospitals in Charleston, SC. Sharks recently seen off the coast use the distraction to call in reinforcements   (postandcourier.com) divider line 20
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2013-03-07 12:29:34 PM
I heard pete got it.
 
2013-03-07 12:29:47 PM
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2013-03-07 12:40:19 PM
"The CDC recommends that hospitals encourage hand washing, isolate patients who test positive for the bacteria and educate health care workers, among other precautions."

Thank god for the CDC.
 
2013-03-07 12:46:29 PM

neversubmit: I heard pete got it.


Did not Pete have it before? Would not that make his infection a re-Pete?
 
2013-03-07 12:52:39 PM

Joe boater: "The CDC recommends that hospitals encourage hand washing, isolate patients who test positive for the bacteria and educate health care workers, among other precautions."

Thank god for the CDC.


Problem is most doctors and nurses don't even do the first part effectively. A friend's wife died of a hospital infection after a stroke because the dumbass nurses didn't properly disinfect IV needles.  The only reason why they found it was that she (yes, she, get over it) was an EMT and was able to track down the infection, but by then it was too late and her wife died of sepsis a few days later.

When doctors and nurses follow proper hygiene, isolation and treatment  the infection rate plummets. However, there is no incentive/punishment for following the guidelines.  Yet overseas where there is national health care the rates a significantly lower because any extra infection is the government losing money, so they can people in a hurry if they don't follow the rules.

/Not a CSB
 
2013-03-07 01:00:36 PM
Not surprised this is at Trident. That place is terrible.
 
2013-03-07 01:03:10 PM
Reverend J:

When doctors and nurses follow proper hygiene, isolation and treatment  the infection rate plummets. However, there is no incentive/punishment for following the guidelines.  Yet overseas where there is national health care the rates a significantly lower because any extra infection is the government losing money, so they can people in a hurry if they don't follow the rules.

Just out of curiosity, what is your definition of losing money?
 
2013-03-07 01:06:06 PM

Reverend J: Joe boater: "The CDC recommends that hospitals encourage hand washing, isolate patients who test positive for the bacteria and educate health care workers, among other precautions."

Thank god for the CDC.

Problem is most doctors and nurses don't even do the first part effectively. A friend's wife died of a hospital infection after a stroke because the dumbass nurses didn't properly disinfect IV needles.  The only reason why they found it was that she (yes, she, get over it) was an EMT and was able to track down the infection, but by then it was too late and her wife died of sepsis a few days later.

When doctors and nurses follow proper hygiene, isolation and treatment  the infection rate plummets. However, there is no incentive/punishment for following the guidelines.  Yet overseas where there is national health care the rates a significantly lower because any extra infection is the government losing money, so they can people in a hurry if they don't follow the rules.

/Not a CSB

I'm not disputing your CSB.   I'm an EMT and I'm sure stuff is different elsewhere..... all our IV supplies, in fact nearly everything we use, is single use, throw away when done.
 
2013-03-07 01:19:02 PM

Dimensio: neversubmit: I heard pete got it.

Did not Pete have it before? Would not that make his infection a re-Pete?



Outside of fark.com it would but on fark.com it passes for a http://img.fark.com/images/tag/followup.jpg
 
2013-03-07 01:19:22 PM

simusid: Reverend J: Joe boater: "The CDC recommends that hospitals encourage hand washing, isolate patients who test positive for the bacteria and educate health care workers, among other precautions."

Thank god for the CDC.

Problem is most doctors and nurses don't even do the first part effectively. A friend's wife died of a hospital infection after a stroke because the dumbass nurses didn't properly disinfect IV needles.  The only reason why they found it was that she (yes, she, get over it) was an EMT and was able to track down the infection, but by then it was too late and her wife died of sepsis a few days later.

When doctors and nurses follow proper hygiene, isolation and treatment  the infection rate plummets. However, there is no incentive/punishment for following the guidelines.  Yet overseas where there is national health care the rates a significantly lower because any extra infection is the government losing money, so they can people in a hurry if they don't follow the rules.

/Not a CSB
I'm not disputing your CSB.   I'm an EMT and I'm sure stuff is different elsewhere..... all our IV supplies, in fact nearly everything we use, is single use, throw away when done.


I make sure I sterilize my condoms each time I screw AIDS-infested prostitutes.
 
2013-03-07 01:19:23 PM
Jeezus Christ Fark...that's 3 articles on this exact same topic in what--5 days?
 
2013-03-07 01:19:42 PM

simusid: /Not a CSB
I'm not disputing your CSB. I'm an EMT and I'm sure stuff is different elsewhere..... all our IV supplies, in fact nearly everything we use, is single use, throw away when done.


A person on my radio was talking about this today.

The move to one-time supplies to prevent spread of bacteria strains is at odds with the measures to reduce long-term care patient costs, especially when single patient re-usable supplies such as collection jugs and vital monitor probes are involved.

Also, there is also an infection vector through catheters, feeding tubes, port sites and other long-term apparatus that disposability doesn't solve.

/the gloves and handwashing thing is serious business. Apparently it is the most effective thing to do and the most-often-ignored regimen
 
2013-03-07 01:20:13 PM

fastfxr: Jeezus Christ Fark...that's 3 articles on this exact same topic in what--5 days?


They're just trying to push me over the edge.
 
2013-03-07 02:03:33 PM

Reverend J: Joe boater: "The CDC recommends that hospitals encourage hand washing, isolate patients who test positive for the bacteria and educate health care workers, among other precautions."

Thank god for the CDC.

Problem is most doctors and nurses don't even do the first part effectively. A friend's wife died of a hospital infection after a stroke because the dumbass nurses didn't properly disinfect IV needles.  The only reason why they found it was that she (yes, she, get over it) was an EMT and was able to track down the infection, but by then it was too late and her wife died of sepsis a few days later.

When doctors and nurses follow proper hygiene, isolation and treatment  the infection rate plummets. However, there is no incentive/punishment for following the guidelines.  Yet overseas where there is national health care the rates a significantly lower because any extra infection is the government losing money, so they can people in a hurry if they don't follow the rules.

/Not a CSB


France started pushing the doctor/nurse "clean thyself" program, with a corresponding slowing in the infection rates.

/I guess part of the drying process is holding both hands high over your head
 
2013-03-07 02:44:04 PM
Someone call Dustin Hoffman, Kevin Spacey, and Cuba Gooding, Jr.!
 
2013-03-07 03:00:37 PM
If it involves nightmare bacteria and sharks, I'm sure we'll be seeing it on SyFy later this summer
 
2013-03-07 03:05:35 PM

Reverend J: When doctors and nurses follow proper hygiene, isolation and treatment the infection rate plummets. However, there is no incentive/punishment for following the guidelines. Yet overseas where there is national health care the rates a significantly lower because any extra infection is the government losing money, so they can people in a hurry if they don't follow the rules.


My mom was a nurse for about 50 years and she has noticed that hygiene and isolation practices have really gone to hell in hospitals over the years.  They're too liberal with the visitation policies and too loose with patient-to-patient contamination.

That totally made me feel great when I was there with my 1-week-old daughter as she suffered through some mystery ailment.
 
2013-03-07 04:48:36 PM

factoryconnection: My mom was a nurse for about 50 years and she has noticed that hygiene and isolation practices have really gone to hell in hospitals over the years.  They're too liberal with the visitation policies and too loose with patient-to-patient contamination.

That totally made me feel great when I was there with my 1-week-old daughter as she suffered through some mystery ailment.


This this this so much this. Same story, Mom was a registered nurse and midwife in England years ago. They used to get chewed out within an inch if hygiene and sterile procedures weren't followed. She had her knee replaced recently and said she was shocked that she had to instruct the nurses on proper sterile procedure. As in:

"Time to change your bandage"

"Wash you hands first." 

Blank stare from nurse. "Oh. Oh, right."
 
2013-03-08 08:57:10 AM

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Funny :-)
 
2013-03-08 10:38:49 AM

Rufus Lee King: Obiwontaun: Not surprised this is at Trident. That place is terrible.

Good point. Thank God that when I had my recent heart attack I was taken to Roper St. Francis. If I'd been brought to Trident, I'm pretty sure I'd be dead right now.


You are probably right. I dated an er nurse from trident. I heard some horror stories.
 
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