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  • Aug 28

    So let me get this straight, you triumphant about obtaining emails advising staff about increased possibility of TB, scabies and lice?

    My hospital takes extra precautions during flu season and measles outbreaks.

    Big whoop.

  • Aug 28

    Quote from MassED
    no, those Brits will most certainly stay on their side of the pond. No worries that we will have any of those outbreaks over here!! and do you mean migrants in England? Not illegal Brits.
    PLEASE don't quote this post again. It is missing the information that is the reason I posted.
    English people brought small pox here and thousands died. Some people were infected on purpose.
    Hmm. Maybe I am now convinced that because English people may bring streptococcus here i should not vote for Hillary?

    Bye Bye.

  • Aug 28

    Quote from AndyB
    “We might as well plan on many of the kids having TB,” states a June 26, 2014 guidance e-mail from a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) environmental health scientist, Alaric C. Denton, as the agency prepared to handle the crisis. “Most of these kids are not immunized, so we need to make sure all our staff are immunized.” Denton, who is stationed at the CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, predicts in the directive that the agency will be overwhelmed pretty quickly and that screening requirements will be hard to keep up with.


    Judicial Watch had to sue the CDC’s umbrella agency, the Department of Health and Human Services, (HHS) for the records. Though chunks have been redacted, the documents contradict the Obama administration’s public statements dismissing possible health and safety risks created by the tens of thousands of Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) fleeing violence in Central America. The CDC official reveals in the documents obtained by JW as a result of the lawsuit that “some of these kids are not really kids they are young adults, and we should be wary of personal safety.” JW reported this early on, when the first group of UACs arrived through the Mexican border in the summer of 2014. Homeland Security sources directly involved with the mess told JW that holding centers were jam-packed, rampant with diseases and sexually active teenagers. A veteran Border Patrol officer who heads the agency’s Tucson sector quickly established that many of the UACs were not little kids but rather 17-year-olds with possible ties to gang members in the U.S.

    https://www.judicialwatch.org/wp-con...mped-2.pdf?D=1

    The CDC was good enough to discuss the disease carriers among themselves but decided to not share it with the rest of the country.


    In case you have not noticed the UK has an increasing illegal alien population along with increasing refugees.

    The CDC reported that “Mexico-born persons accounted for the largest proportion of foreign-born persons reported with TB,” and that “data reported to the National Tuberculosis Surveillance System indicate that TB incidence among foreign-born persons in the United States has remained approximately 13 times the incidence among U.S.-born persons.”

    Refugees Bringing Worldwide Diseases to U.S. | LifeZette

    The article I quoted had 16 cases of the plague and that was in October 2015. While the CDC talks only about fleas spreading it the plague can be spread in the air, by direct contact, or very rarely by contaminated undercooked food.

    As for measles. Arizona is currently with its own mini-outbreak of measles. Fourteen cases have been confirmed in the state. Once again, the mainstream media is rushing to lay blame solely at the feet of anti-vaxxers. "Two words for anti-vaxxers: 1. Arizona 2. Measles," reads one headline.

    But this narrative conveniently overlooks the fact that every single one of Arizona's current cases has been traced back to an immigrant detention center in Elroy, Arizona. "Of the 13 cases confirmed since the outbreak was announced last week, nine have been detainees and four have been employees of the detention center," reported The Arizona Republic before case 14 was confirmed.
    The quote of my post is useless because it does not include the quotes and corresponding links to information.
    I did not quote mainstream or other media.
    The CDC is the record keeper of all reported infectious diseases in the United States. While not perfect (their Ebola guidelines were insufficient) they do a better job than the news media because their mission is saving lives and protecting people NOT selling ads.

    Anyone interested in the illnesses posted here my post had short quotes with links:
    http://allnurses.com/nursing-activis...ml#post9166365

  • Aug 28

    Quote from AndyB
    More increase in disease:
    Measles cases in the United States reach 20-year high

    | CDC Online Newsroom | CDC



    TB cases increase in U.S. for first time in 23 years


    TB cases increase in U.S. for first time in 23 years - The Washington Post

    During 2014, 32,971 cases of pertussis were reported to CDC. This represents a 15% increase compared 28,639 cases reported during 2013.
    Pertussis | Whooping Cough | Outbreaks | Trends | CDC

    Explain to us why the US had 16 cases of the plague in 2015 (may be more as this was in October of 2015).

    Oregon Girl is 16th U.S. Plague Case This Year - NBC News

    Mumps 2015 had 1057 cases
    This year we have 1786 so far:
    Mumps | Cases and Outbreaks | CDC



    Scarlet Fever increasing
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...tic-resistant/

    http://www.foxnews.com/health/2016/0...-comeback.html

    Being a nurse you should be keeping up with these.



    From your link regarding measles:
    "The current increase in measles cases is being driven by unvaccinated people, primarily U.S. residents, who got measles in other countries, brought the virus back to the United States and spread to others in communities where many people are not vaccinated," said Dr. Anne Schuchat, assistant surgeon general and director of CDC’s National Center for Immunizations and Respiratory Diseases."
    http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/20...9-measles.html
    I've cared for many TB patients over the years. I remember learning to strip and make a bed on a TB ward so as to prevent spreading the infection.
    More recently we used laminar flow rooms or portable filters in addition to respiratory isolation.
    Decades ago as a registry LVN I had to administer daily medication to a VNA patient not considered reliable to take them every day.
    Regarding TB the number of cases per 100,000 persons remained about 3 cases. The total number of cases increased by a total of 157 cases.
    TB incidence among foreign-born persons in the United States has remained approximately 13 times the incidence among U.S.-born persons.

    In 2015, among foreign-born persons with reported TB in the United States, Asians had both the highest case count and highest incidence.
    http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/wr/pdfs/mm6511a2.pdf
    I've cared for a large extended family with bubonic plague. They had cleaned and swept the home of an elderly relative. Sick and dead mice were in the garage. The mice tested positive for plague.
    They were treated with antibiotics and all recovered.

    While I cannot
    explain why the US had 16 cases of the plague in 2015. I think MAYBE a group of people were exposed at the same time, OR MAYBE people infested each other.
    Do you think this was caused by illegal immigration?
    From the CDC on August 28, 2015 regarding plague

    ... Since April 1, 2015, a total of 11 cases of human plague have been reported in residents of six states: Arizona (two), California (one), Colorado (four), Georgia (one), New Mexico (two), and Oregon (one).
    The two cases in Georgia and California residents have been linked to exposures at or near Yosemite National Park in the southern Sierra Nevada Mountains of California...

    ... Plague is a rare, life-threatening, flea-borne zoonosis caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis. During 2001–2012, the annual number of human plague cases reported in the United States ranged from one to 17...
    ... It is unclear why the number of cases in 2015 is higher than usual.
    Plague circulates among wild rodents and their fleas in rural and semirural areas in the western United States.
    Transmission to humans occurs through the bite of infected fleas, direct contact with infected body fluids or tissues, or inhalation of respiratory droplets from ill persons or animals, including ill domesticated cats and dogs...
    http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6433a6.htm
    Regarding mumps:
    ... In some years, there are more cases of mumps than usual because of outbreaks. Mumps outbreaks can occur any time of year.
    A major factor contributing to outbreaks is being in a crowded environment, such as attending the same class, playing on the same sports team, or living in a dormitory with a person who has mumps.
    Also, certain behaviors that result in exchanging saliva, such as kissing or sharing utensils, cups, lipstick or cigarettes, might increase spread of the virus.
    MMR vaccine prevents most, but not all, cases of mumps and complications caused by the disease.

    • In 2015-16*, outbreaks were reported from several university campuses, including a number of smaller outbreaks with limited spread. The two largest outbreaks were from Iowa and Illinois, each involving several hundred university students; both held wide-scale vaccination campaigns.
    • In 2014, several outbreaks affiliated with universities were reported from multiple states, including one community outbreak in Ohio linked to a university that involved over 400 people, and an outbreak affecting the National Hockey League...

    Mumps | Cases and Outbreaks | CDC
    There was an upsurge in scarlet fever in England a couple years ago. Some were infected with strains that are resistant to some antibiotics. So far all strep infections can easily be treated with penicillin.
    Are you concerned that illegal English people could infect people in the United States?

  • Aug 28

    Quote from AndyB
    Illegal immigration has increased. The Pew article you refer to is using old data from 2014.

    Here are the stats from the border patrol that shows illegal immigration increasing in 2015 and 2016. Despite only getting into the 9th month of 2016 we have had a drastic increase:

    https://www.cbp.gov/sites/default/fi...20-%20July.pdf

    Illegal immigrant numbers skyrocket at Mexican border | TheHill


    More increase in disease:
    Measles cases in the United States reach 20-year high

    | CDC Online Newsroom | CDC



    TB cases increase in U.S. for first time in 23 years


    TB cases increase in U.S. for first time in 23 years - The Washington Post

    During 2014, 32,971 cases of pertussis were reported to CDC. This represents a 15% increase compared 28,639 cases reported during 2013.
    Pertussis | Whooping Cough | Outbreaks | Trends | CDC

    Explain to us why the US had 16 cases of the plague in 2015 (may be more as this was in October of 2015).

    http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health...e-year-n454496

    Mumps 2015 had 1057 cases
    This year we have 1786 so far:
    http://www.cdc.gov/mumps/outbreaks.html



    Scarlet Fever increasing
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...tic-resistant/

    http://www.foxnews.com/health/2016/0...-comeback.html

    Being a nurse you should be keeping up with these.



    Jeez, Louise, do you even read the articles you are linking? My article about net migration refers to people who actual enter and either stay or return. Your border patrol links were about people apprehended at the border, thus they didn't not enter the country. The system worked! Mr. Trump's fantastical wall is not going to stop desperate people from attempting to enter the US.

    Regarding infectious disease, there are various reasons for increased outbreaks, but one of the main ones is the reduced rate of vaccination. Hello, it was all over the news when the Disneyland outbreak occurred! Plague is transmitted via flea bite as well as person to person. One of your links reports that a child contracted plague from just such a bite. And your scarlet fever article is about increased occurrence in Great Britain, genius.

    I do keep up with these, plus I can read and comprehend.

  • Aug 28

    STOP. call a lawyer familiar with the BON and the policies and procedure surrounding this type of question. We don't know, and you don't know how your state handles this issue. Pay for some good advice on how best to approach this. The BON is to protect the public and if they decide you a risk for any reason they can make you jump through hoops or restrict your practice. The system is not on your side here so a little caution can go a long way.

  • Aug 26

    This Zika virus scares the crap out of me, and I'm not anywhere close to Florida. HRC recognizes its an issue. it's just seems immoral that Congress couldn't pass a clean bill and then just goes on recess.


    Clinton proposes new federal fund to combat Zika virus - CBS News

  • Aug 25

    Why do some nurses like to talk about how great they are compared to others?

  • Aug 25

    Am I the only one who's amused by the idea of starting a thread to complain about nurses who complain?

  • Aug 25

    Oh look, an actual health-related issue, the price of EpiPens:

    Clinton, Congress take aim at EpiPen price hikes | MSNBC

  • Aug 25

    Quote from Extra Pickles
    What makes you think 2025 is something magical? People have been saying for ten years now that there are too many new grads being pumped out into the workforce than we can comfortably absorb, and that number is only increasing. There are more nurses entering the workforce than are retiring, that number is solid.
    Quote from julesjameson3333
    what are your sources? as I understand, it may be difficult for new grads to find employment initially, but there is supposed to be a demand for speciality nurses..

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Future of the Nursing Workforce 2012-2015

    Thank me later.

    Here's another article.

  • Aug 24

    Quote from Ruby Vee
    I've found that a little sarcasm or a little humor works with these sort of folks. The thing is, I can't plan it -- it just sort of pops out.

    There was a renal attending who had a reputation for being nasty, and we all used to dread renal consults in the CCU. One morning he showed up at 7:07am (after the consult was placed at 7:01) and started yelling (raised voice, offensive language) about the fact that I didn't have an hour's worth of urine collected for him. "It's been six minutes," I said. He continued to rant about the fluid orders, labs that hadn't been sent (because they hadn't been ordered) and various and sundry other issues. Finally I snapped.

    "I'm SURE Dr. Smith ordered this consult to ruin both of our days."

    "Oh," he said, taken aback. "Right. I'm sorry."

    And I never EVER had another problem with him being nasty to me.
    It's petty, but it was SO SO satisfying the day that a notoriously nasty specialist called and started yelling at me about half a dozen things he'd ordered on the last shift that hadn't been done. I told him they hadn't been ordered, and he said he d*** well had, insulted my competence, and then hung up on me. He came roaring on to the floor a little while later, enraged, and I (having had a moment to look through the lengthy chart) was able to point out to him that the reason his "orders" hadn't been completed was that neither secretaries nor nurses are in the habit of looking for new orders written on the progress notes from last week.

    He didn't have a good response for that.

  • Aug 24

    Glad I'm not in your family. This is also why I city bussed, worked, and Ramen noodled my way through LPN school. People think they own you because they helped you. Ugh.

  • Aug 22

    The 15 Rules of Web Disruption

    ... 6. Coordinate with a couple of others to “shout down” reasonable comments. This is especially effective when the posters launch an avalanche of comments in quick succession … the original, reasonable comment gets lost or attacked so much that it is largely lost.

    How to Spot - and Defeat - Disruption on the Internet

  • Aug 22

    How about discussing Hillary Clinton on health and/or nursing related issues?
    Hillary Clinton on the issues | Hillary for America

    Addiction and substance use | Hillary for America

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    US Political News, Analysis and Opinions



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