intestinal virus... - page 2
if i see anymore vomit or diarrhea, i don't know what i'll do:eek: ever have an intestinal virus come to your unit and attack everyone it meets except a few who are left to clean up??? well last... Read More
Jan 23, '02I thought I understood what the worst smell on the planet was, until I watched the removal of an ostomy bag, and was asked to clean it. I never smelt anything like that before, and all the stuff I learned about digestion started to come back to me. It made plain-old BM's seem like a walk in the park.
Vomit don't scare me because I know how acidic the stomach is, which would kill off most nasty stuff (except helicobacter) Ya gotta watch out if folks get sick and then don't vomit because then they harbour all that stuff inside, undetected)
Hearing a bunch of folks coughing and wheezing scares me, because I know it's the stuff in those vapo-droplets they are coughing that can get mixed in with the air I breath. I can feel my monocytes whince every time a person who looks sick starts with a barking cough.