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Old 07-18-2005, 10:34 AM   #1
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If anyone has a relative that is in the hospital or nursing home, watch out for bed sores. Bed sore happen when a person lays in one position for to long. The skin or flesh around that area dies because blood cannot feed the tissue. Its a very sad fact, if you don't control these in the elderly your heading for death. The stat is something lke 45% of the elderly who get ones larger than 3 inches die within 6-8 months. Not because of the bed sore but related or circumstances that brought them there.

Also, Non sarcomal disease. This is a disease that a person picks up at the hospital. Lets say you go in for some surgery and you come out sicker that when you went in. Studys are showing the the causing bacteria is called SERATIA. If you get sick in the hospital that is most likely the causative bacteria.

One more thing, watch your nurse! If your nusre isnt washing her or his hands entering and leaving your room, DO NOT LET THEM TOUCH THE PATIENT!!!! Unless their coding DUH. Not washing the hands is BAD BAD BAD. You might as well put a neon sign on the patient that say welcome home germs, party over hear!!!!

One more one more thing. Be afraid of bacteria. Have a healthy fear of it. If your bored look up Bacterial Phages.

I officially now will step down from my soap box.....
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Dude,

What do you do for a living? do you work in a nursing home? the National Center for Disease Control - CDC?

most people would be really "wigged" out if they knew the "bugs" out there.

Speaking of which i am sure you all heard this - the computer keyboard has more bacteria on it than your toilet bowl! Fact this may be, but i would never eat a donut crumb off my toilet - i will off my keyboard!
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James...not sure if you have a relative in the hospital as well...a secret I learned is toss the skin lotion in the microwave for NOT MORE than 5 seconds. (stuff heats quick). The lotion helps greatly.
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Im going to be a Nurse. I hope.
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Thanks for the info....I'm going in for surgery in the near future and this info helps alot...
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You really have to watch the sacrum area for the sores. If someone is on their back to long you need to cheak them. I will start off looking pale. You can press down on that area and won't get that return blood flow. Then you know its bad.

I get really upset when I go into the hospital and I don't see the nurses turning their patients. Those lazy butts. You got to turn them.
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Bailey,, whats your surgery going to be for?
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I'm glad you seem so dedicated to your choosen profession.

I have a question as to what bacteriophages have to do with this. Bacteriophages, to the best of my knowledge, are really inert to humans. They're only host are bacterium themselves...any other cell is not a recognized host to these viruses. The danger bacteriophages to humans would be if a large number of bacteriophage viruses killed a large amound of gram negative bacteria resulting in the release of endotoxins. Otherwise, our only fear of them would really be their ability to cause new bacteria strains through transduction. While this is definatly something to worry about, it'* not a new thing as hospital-aquired infections are a real concern, without the help of bacteriophages.
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I'm going through all the testing right now, but hope to have the Gastric Bypass Surgery near the end of the year. Having battled my weight for 10 years since giving up smoking my over all health is at risk now with the extra weight and i'm out of options. I've got a Gastroscopy appointment in Aug and i don't even want to imagine the germs that could be on that thing.... :(
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You should be fine. Those surgerys have become a routine surgery now and go very well. I know a few people that have had them with great results. You onlyhave a very small hole for insertion of the tool. They extreamly sterlize that equipment. The machiene that does that costs around 35 thousand....... I did some work in a lab where they kept them and saw how they were used between patients. Very neat.
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