Hazards in the Field of Nursing - page 3
Carelessness can cost everything you have, your work, hope, dreams, and most especially your life. So it so imperative for every individual to become careful and vigilant especially people like us in... Read More
Jul 17, '12thank you for sharing such enlightening experience with all of us, and for reminding us to use always universal precautions. wishing you the very best in all of your future endeavors, as i send you a hug from across the miles...aloha~
Jul 17, '12This is a wonderful, realistic & very relevant article for all of us bedside nurses. I also tested positive for exposure to PTB (NOT disease - important distinction). It was right before I was admitted to nursing school, & I was advised to take 3 meds for a year. Actually, I chose to have the test redone, because it was barely positive (in fact, I would have read it negative myself), & I was pretty sure I had just developed antibodies from living in the same house as an uncle with PTB - in fact, I remember him coughing/sneezing without covering mouth.
Very different having antibodies, & having disease. I retested negative & was relieved I didn't have to take the yearlong course of meds.
In 30 years, I have never had another positive test, so my instincts served me well. It pays to do your research - remember, when it comes to your health - to you it is everything, & do the health professional, it is a job, & a numbers game many times.
Jul 20, '12Quote from mercedcertainly, i'm glad that you follow your instincts and most of all that you have kept a negative result on your testing,wishing you the best always...aloha~in 30 years, i have never had another positive test, so my instincts served me well. it pays to do your research - remember, when it comes to your health - to you it is everything, & do the health professional, it is a job, & a numbers game many times.
Aug 27, '14NewlyGradBSN: I cant use pm yet. Regarding your querry, you can apply to any countries, just show them your medical cert that you already cured, some clinics were issuing a so called "waiver" when there is a problem in your medical result provided that you can show them your medical cert regarding that illness. But from what I learned Gulf countries were very strict in having lung scar, so u might as well avoid applying with them.
In my case, when I had my medical for my employment abroad, nothing came out from my X ray, its clear. I don't know maybe they just overlooked it, but I believed God has bestowed me a gift of miracle. I am so thankful to Him. When I finished my 2 year contract abroad and I needed an x ray for a local employment, the faint scar on my lungs still there.
So be strong because whatever predicament we have in our life, there is always a helping God that will makes a way to make all things possible. Just have faith and never ever lose hope.
And I am happy to share that I am now overseas again, although my papers still on process I know everything will work out fine through the help of our Almighty God.
I would take this opportunity to express my gratitude of thanks to all of you for the prayers and encouragement when I started this thread. Again THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart. Godbless.