I have been off work for about 4 months due to illness - was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease for which I take an immunosuppressent drug . Anyway, I am ready to go back to work, but my rheumatologist has recommended that I never work in the acute care setting again. My PCP says she is over-reacting. Does anyone out there have any personal experience or know anyone working in a hospital setting on immunosuppressive drugs. I work on a telemetry/stepdown unit so of course we see everything. Thanks.
Feb 17, '07
I know a suppressed nurse who works in ER, where we are the front line to all kinds of nasty bugs. Talk to Infection Control.