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Butternut specializes in Big Variety.

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beachmom has 6 years experience.

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We test for it often when a person has diarrhea, but we rarely have positives here. I think certain resistent organisms are regional.

We get lots of MRSA in our area, both hospital acquired and community acquired. It seems like if anyone has a cellulitis, and if it's tested, it usually is MRSA.

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jajwalker05 has 1 years experience as a LPN and specializes in 1.

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We have cases of cdiff from time to time. seems like it goes in spells. I always glove and gown when I go into a cdiff room. We always have designated equipement in the room on contact precautions (own thermometer etc). In addition, you must wash with soap and water when leaving the room. I see so many doctors entering cdiff rooms without gowns or gloves carrying charts etc into the rooms - even though hospital staff may follow contact precautions sometimes the physicians just don't....Anyone else find this in their institution?

yes! I'm a cna at my local hospitals, and your right the docs do not follow any protocall on the ISO rooms. are staff are unknowleged about the super bugs, including myself. I was just informed today, that C-diff could not be destroyed with Acohol rubs! after 6 weeks of not knowing that, I can't help but to think I helped spread this too! At least I'm educating myself now!! :nurse:

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tryingtohaveitall has 23 years experience and specializes in PICU.

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yes! I'm a cna at my local hospitals, and your right the docs do not follow any protocall on the ISO rooms. are staff are unknowleged about the super bugs, including myself. I was just informed today, that C-diff could not be destroyed with Acohol rubs! after 6 weeks of not knowing that, I can't help but to think I helped spread this too! At least I'm educating myself now!! :nurse:

Thanks for bringing this point up. Recently we had a "run" on c. diff and they ended up taking the alcohol sanitizer out of the area where these patients were, as a reminder to everyone to use soap & water.

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blondy2061h has 15 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Oncology.

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We almost never see c-diff, thank God. Maybe 1 case in 6 months.

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