Queen Tiye, CNA 4,060 Views
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Ebola is spread by means other than body fluids, or else the American experts who were working over-seas would have never caught the disease. HIV is spread via body fluids, and even the lay person knows how to avoid contracting HIV. So why aren't medical personnel in Liberia, Sierra Leone, or Guinea contracting HIV, or other pathogens that spread via body fluids, at an alarming rate?
[FONT=comic sans ms, sans-serif][COLOR=#ff00ff]From Pigs to Monkeys, Ebola Goes Airborne | HealthMap
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From Pigs to Monkeys, Ebola Goes Airborne[FONT=MuseoSans-300]Nov 21, 2012 | Jane Huston | Research & Policy
You are correct KRVRN:
"A Liberian man who died in Nigeria's megacity of Lagos on Friday has tested positive for the deadly Ebola virus, the country's health minister has confirmed.
The man, who was in his 40s, collapsed on arrival in Lagos, a city of 21 million people, on Sunday, and was taken from the airport and put in isolation in a local hospital.
Nigerian Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said all ports of entry in the country are now on "red alert" and health officials are investigating all people who had contact with the deceased."
Thanks for sharing this article 4thGenRN. It seems to have been published in November 2012. It mentions:
"The reality is that they [the large droplets] are contained and they remain local, if it was really an airborne virus like influenza is it would spread all over the place, and that's not happening."
This makes sense to me, transferred by large droplets that don't stay airborne for long, but long enough to infect others nearby; not small enough to travel over greater distance like the flu. I wonder why no one is mentioning this study today.
I also wonder if Ebola is airborne because I find it difficult to believe that the expert doctors, Brantly and Writebol, failed to practice universal precautions knowing their own lives are at stake. I imagine that they were able to teach their supporting the staff this most basic protocol. I pray that they survive, and if they do, maybe they'll be able to share what went wrong; unless they are prevented from telling the truth lest there be widespread panic.
This recent Ebola outbreak is in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea---not Nigeria. The body of a man who was in Liberia and died, was sent to Nigeria for burial; however, there was national outcry and panic and the body is in quarantine. This is the only known existence of Ebola in Nigeria.
I totally understand your point of view, wanting to avoid spreading disease to your loved one. However, I think nurses who feel this way should work in an area of nursing that doesn't have a great risk of contracting deadly infectious disease, like school nursing for example. Otherwise, backing out of the responsibility to afford all patients competent, unbiased care would be akin to police officers who serve and protect only in certain instances, or firefighters that will only attend blazes that pose no danger.
The role of life-saver comes with huge responsibility. Good Nurses are brilliant, brave, and noble; they sacrifice a lot, often at personal expense to serve those in the gravest need. That's why Nurses are held in such high esteem.
Is this your first semester in school? If it is, maybe you'd get better grades if you took it a little slower at first to get an idea of how to pace your studies and home life.
If you are a vet at this, then go for it, the CNA and Medical Terms classes are easy and fun. Best wishes.
1) You can apply for grants at Fafsa.ed.gov, they'll let you know within 24hrs if you qualify.
2) Try working part-time, a job you can read on would be great.
3) Apply for scholarships. I know nothing about this.
4) Loans if absolutely necessary, last resort.
5) Speak to financial aide advisor.
Hello, I'm taking A&P 1 and Nutrition this summer term, following the study objectives given by the professor is loads of help, as well as the integrative software that comes with the text. Then I index what I don't remember, the answers I get wrong on quizzes.
What tricks are working for you so far?
well, i haven't posted in eons, but that's because i'm so busy working!!! yeaaahhhh. i work with second stage dimentia residents and i love it!! it's amazingly rewarding and the residents are wonderful. it feels so good to finally get to know them and their needs . . . what their triggers are and what soothes them.
i am so blessed to be able to support them through this stage of their lives. my unit is quiet and peaceful except for the occassional outbursts of laughter from the staff who are great to work with.
at this place, we attain the level of care that we usually only hear about in our textbooks. i'm feel so fortunate to be working where i am.
everything you learned is inside of you, just say a prayer, if you pray, and call on it . . . and please shake your nervousness off, a fellow student who knew all the skills failed because she couldn't shake off her perfomance anxiety.
shake it off and think how triumphant you'll be after you pass!
in my group, one to two students shadowed a cna, we went where she went and provided any care that was necessary . . . if you are assertive, you can perform all care while the cna watches, great preparation for the state exam.
try to do all of the 37 skills during clinicals, especially perineal care, bed bath, showering, bedpan, making an occupied bed, temperature/ pulse/ respiration and blood pressure . . . these are some of the most challenging.
submerse yourself in everything nursing, this board is an excellent place to start. you can get some inexpensive, used anatomy & physiology, organic chemistry, college algebra textbooks or study guides. . . and study while you're waiting to enroll for prereqs.
look at different nursing programs and compare them, considering prerequisites, quality of nursing courses offered, clinical rotation . . .
reading about any specialties you're interested in is also a great motivation to move forwaed with your education.
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