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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
    More: Followup, South Carolina, Dr. Thomas Frieden, Trident, commercial real estate, bacteria  
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2013-03-07 01:00:36 PM  
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Not surprised this is at Trident. That place is terrible.
2013-03-07 12:52:39 PM  
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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
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