Diamond Bar, California
Diamond Bar, California
I, Rich Cordero, is not an accredited source of medical protocol, I am not a nurse, I am not a medical student, I qualify barely as an "active senior"! I do not play in casinos, swim in pools, or go to large gatherings, or shake fellow worshipers hands at church, etc., since my HAI, I get pneumonia way too easy,( 4 times since hospitalized with systemic shock) I am a H.A.I. survivor. What I do know is if YOU follow the laundry through the process, Jotting done in your notebook, each human, or cart, or truck, used including the return trip to the shelves of the linen room, with hands that touch and replace and take and return, etc., you are getting the picture of opportunity for the aggressive to live and infect successfully pathogen, which they have a proven success rate in adaption and survival longer than any other living thing on earth.
Returning from that investigation, how about hospital housekeeping, Not generally tactically trained in sophisticated Infection control, and see housekeeping, mop the patients room, then the next patients room, always starting at around the toilet then bed, then out the door, often times returning with a fresh cut flower to patient's room, after that repeat room from, till that medical ward is COVERED. Of course with the same mop, today, tomorrow, till the threads are breaking and leaving strings that she uncomfortably has to pick up.(continued)
The infection ratio is 1 in 25 patients (CDC census), that means that 24 have the correct immune system and the “luck" of having perfect infection control.Yeah! ( thou as seen in mad cow disease, systems can go unnoticed for many years surfacing as cancer or organ failure) boo!. The other one just got “Damn unlucky”. This leads to one out of nine of those “unlucky ones" to DIE. The others, grateful for continued life, could have amputations, major organ problems or a weakened pulmonary system for life. Or surprised immune deficiency like lupus.Nurses, assigned or just there for the shift, sharing devices, hunting for, touching, searching, coughing, shaking hands with visitors, going back to storage closet for a different (I did not say NEW ) Sheet for emergency clean up of patient bio explosure, grabbing the remote, bed rail, picking somewhat that feel to the floor, removing the bed pan, getting a glass of water for patient, under stress, how many times they are washing their hands in between those chores? you writing this all down?(continued)