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  1. OSHA RFI, to address biohazards for healthcare workers
    I am suggesting exacty what you say in my RFI. I have also participated in a telephone conference with OSHA and these are the types of things that they want to address with employee exposures.
    Jun 29, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  2. OSHA RFI, to address biohazards for healthcare workers
    Surprise MRSA pneumonia, surprise C diff, surprise many other infections. Screening and proper follow up can help control these infections thus decreasing exposures. It's a win win for patients...
    Jun 27, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  3. OSHA RFI, to address biohazards for healthcare workers
    If OSHA finally recognizes boihazard exposures, such as MRSA, which HCWs encounter regularly, it will force facilities not to take it so lightly. There are ways to stop MRSA from spreading and/or...
    Jun 27, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  4. How are you spending your retirement?
    I totally agree....once a nurse, always a nurse. I advise family and friends, advocate for them and many others, and read nursing related information and articles all the time. If somebody is in an...
    Jun 23, '10
    Forum: Retired Nurses / Inactive Nurses
  5. OSHA RFI, to address biohazards for healthcare workers
    I participated in a conference call with OSHA 2 weeks ago. I will work with them as a member of the Consumers Union to discuss and come up with recommendations for HCWs exposure to boihazards,...
    Jun 19, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  6. Can nurses with MRSA work?
    The problems with MRSA colonized and/or infected Nurses or HCWs. 1. you can spread disease with either condition 2. you don't have infected family members but are constantly exposed to MRSA on your...
    Jun 9, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Contracting MRSA
    The gossip, rumor and fright surrounding MRSA colonization and infection in nurses is apalling ot me. It should not be this way. On Friday I am going to particiapte in an OSHA conferrence call as a...
    Jun 9, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. MRSA Colonization in Healthcare workers and patients
    Yes, think of the money they would have to pay. But, why shouldn't they? Nurses are willing to put their lives on the line for patients. Hospitals fail to enact effective preventative measures (in...
    Jun 2, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. MRSA Colonization in Healthcare workers and patients
    http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/story/four-percent-healthcare-workers-mrsa-positive/2010-04-07 This study is in the original post.
    May 26, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. MRSA Colonization in Healthcare workers and patients
    http://www.shea-online.org/Assets/files/position_papers/SHEA_MRSA_VRE.pdf This is the 2003 SHEA recommendation for MRSA and VRE control. Since 2003, SHEA and CDC both have weakened...
    May 23, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. MRSA Colonization in Healthcare workers and patients
    Your husbands experience is exactly the reason that MRSA continues to be a problem in our hospitals. If you share a room with a MRSA patient, you share their MRSA. They use the same bathroom and...
    May 23, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. MRSA Colonization in Healthcare workers and patients
    Decolonization for MRSA...simple decolonizatoin....is generally 5 days of Mupirocin into the nose a couple times per day and 3 to 5 Chlorhexidine baths. My thoughts are that HCWs with newly...
    May 19, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. MRSA Colonization in Healthcare workers and patients
    It is very personal, but it is also very professional. I have aligned mysel with World renown Epidemiologists, with years of experience and proof that ADI works. Some are known worldwide for their...
    May 17, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. MRSA Colonization in Healthcare workers and patients
    Try reading thousands of articles, from Medical and nursing journals and all sorts of other media with the same sad news that the MRSA epidemic is growing inside and outside hospitals. Read the...
    May 17, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. MRSA Colonization in Healthcare workers and patients
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/05/17/AR2010051700006.html?hpid=sec-health Just one more disturbing article about MRSA, this time in children.
    May 17, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. MRSA Colonization in Healthcare workers and patients
    I will get that to you as soon as i find it in my research articles....this afternoon sometime.
    May 16, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. MRSA Colonization in Healthcare workers and patients
    While I do understand your feelings about not being swabbed, I feel that it is unwise. If you are colonized, you are at much higher risk (at least 7 times more likely) of active infection. The...
    May 16, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. MRSA Colonization in Healthcare workers and patients
    It is scientific fact that colonized MRSA can spread. It is also scientific fact that a patient is 7 time more likely to develop an active MRSA infection if they are not decolonized. I am not...
    May 16, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. How are you spending your retirement?
    I am using my knowledge to run my home business educating people on the harmful environmental toxins they have in their homes and the effects it has on their health. Even though I am not actively...
    May 12, '10
    Forum: Retired Nurses / Inactive Nurses
  20. MRSA Colonization in Healthcare workers and patients
    I guess I did misread your quote. I still feel that decolonization is always worthwhile to attempt when the results may be helpful in prevention of an active infection. I had this argument with an...
    May 11, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. MRSA Colonization in Healthcare workers and patients
    You can decolonized someone and some stay decolonized, some don't. To say it can never happen is not accurate. Some will be recolonized after just 3 months. MRSA is transient, but it can be...
    May 11, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Unsafe Nurse - what can be done?
    In 40 years as an RN (not all of them working years) I have reported 2 nurses. One was showing up on the job at midnight, drunk. It wasn't her first time but it was her last time when she came to...
    May 9, '10
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  23. The Failure of the Joint Commission
    The Joint Commission is a membership club with heavy dues. They do inspections and all of the facilities managment teams get in a twit about perfecting things while the inspectors are there. So,...
    May 9, '10
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  24. Conditions in hospitals getting worse
    I'd love to challenge the management to come and work a shift in our shoes, and see them try to flounder through the 12 hours of endless paperwork and crap that they tell us we have to do.It sure...
    May 9, '10
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  25. Why did you retire or become inactive?
    That is awesome! I would love to travel all over like that. Maybe someday.
    May 6, '10
    Forum: Retired Nurses / Inactive Nurses


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