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I have a question about pt. being admitted to our floor with known history of infection such as MRSA and VRE. Eventhough they have a course of antibiotic treatment still we put them on contact precaution if admttd again. My Manager told me before onc
Views: | Author: jone | Date: 3-06-2015, 16:31
I contracted Mersa in my hands and fought the initial infection for 6 months. During this time period I was also out of work. Not covered by Workmans Comp. Their view is that I could have contracted it anywhere. The main question I have is has anyone
Views: | Author: jone | Date: 3-06-2015, 16:32
An RN friend I work with, was just diagnosed with MRSA from a nasal sore. Can she still work as an ICU RN? Can the hospital make her take a leave? She is debating whether or not to tell our employer. She has a mortgage and cannot afford to be out of
Views: | Author: peter | Date: 3-06-2015, 16:32

My understanding, from an infectious disease specialist and the literature I have read, is that you can never reliably decolonize someone.I had sepsis from MRSA in 2004 and will always be considered colonized.

You can decolonized someone a
Views: | Author: peter | Date: 3-06-2015, 16:36
In our 14 bed critical care unit all patients are place in contact isolation until MRSA swabs are negative. Most of our patients are in some type of islation. We have requested to wear hospital supplied scrubs so that we do not have to risk bringing
Views: | Author: peter | Date: 3-06-2015, 16:36
i'm sure some may not agree with me, but hear me out.

we have a pregnant nurse on our floor. it's an oncology unit- full of pts that need chemo. many of the others have some kind of infection (mrsa, vre, cmv, whatever). so prego 'can't take' an
Views: | Author: peter | Date: 3-06-2015, 16:37
I am currently working in the home health setting. Yesterday I had an I&D for a MRSA abscess, and started Septra. My concern is that my pt is a 12 month old with pulmonary artresia, and a failed unifocolization, with very degraded function of her
Views: | Author: jone | Date: 3-06-2015, 16:38
The following link gives info about nSOS--neutral super-oxidized water. I know people, one of whom is very close to me, whose lives have been saved by this simple solution, which has a safety profile comparable to saline.
Views: | Author: peter | Date: 3-06-2015, 16:38
Hi there everyone! I'm not a nurse (yet. I'm taking prereqs right now) but learned a bit about MRSA when I trained as an EMT. Yesterday, I started a job working at a group home, and I was reading his medical history and saw that he has "inacti
Views: | Author: peter | Date: 3-06-2015, 16:45
Hi. I am a RN student getting ready to start PEDS clincials next week. I was told the section of the hosptial we will be doing rotations in has MANY cases of every other room. I need some sound advice here. I am a heart patient and hypok
Views: | Author: jone | Date: 3-06-2015, 16:45