ANOTHER REASON TO WORRY ABOUT GOING TO THE HOSPITAL

Let’s face it – nobody likes going into the hospital.

Some people get upset even if they are just visiting someone in a health care facility.

It turns out with good reason.

I have known this for some time, but recently our mass media pals (just repeating someone’s press release) stumbled on a story to scare you with on the 11 PM news.

The superbug, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) can be spread by jumping from the gowns worn by nurses and the lab coats worn by doctors!

Yeah, scrubs. Read this story. https://goo.gl/0eVBpm

Those buggers must be strong jumpers.

Doctors and nurses – even the person bringing in your dinner of rubber meatloaf with ketchup gravy, limp asparagus and stale rolls – bring the Superbugs with them from one room to the next during their walks through dozens of hospital rooms a day.

They are not doing it on purpose, but they all have been educated to know that these are just some ways their patients (some just being there for minor ailments) can become deathly ill in a matter of hours.

Bacteria like MRSA do not like you.

In fact, they want to kill you.

And bugs like this continually mutate to find ways to exist.

MRSA also loves to linger on those rails on your bed, even in the curtains or shades in the hospital room.

And now, I will gross you out just a bit more. And this is all related.

Ya know those sinks that are planted at the entrance to some hospital rooms?

Well, about that. Those sinks themselves can be a big reason you may get a Superbug while in the hospital. Don’t believe me? Check out this story. https://goo.gl/2wOvQL

For a more scientific view, look at this story. https://goo.gl/2eWsKo

There IS some hope if you are in the hospital.

Hand sanitizers do kill MRSA. Both the alcohol-based and ALCOHOL-FREE hand sanitizers kill MRSA.

But as we have found, there are some huge differences between those ALCOHOL-based sanitizers. They are flammable. They can be toxic if you drink it. Kids can get drunk with just a little swig!

Nurses can tell you (as they’ll readily express if you ask) that alcohol-based sanitizers dry hands.

So if you switch to a brand like safeHands® Alcohol-Free hand sanitizer, you get the same 99.99% of germ killing power without all of the possible harmful aspects of using alcohol.

In fact, safeHands® is the most extensively tested and leading alcohol free hand sanitizer.

Listen. I was a victim of bad hygiene at a hospital, where I contracted MRSA. It is not fun.

I spent NINE weeks on my back in total isolation after I had a routine surgery and contracted MRSA; the hospital acquired version. (There is a community acquired version that I will discuss in another blog down the road.)

I was given the antibiotic of last resort in order to stop the rapid advance of the Superbug. I was also VRE – Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci.

https://goo.gl/Uw6fVH

So my doctors had to give me a cocktail of antibiotics to stop it each time I contracted the Superbug. Finally, I was able to fight it off, with the help of mind-altering pain medicine in my I.V.

And, because I needed more surgery to correct the damage my first bout caused, I got it again. And again. And again. 10 times total.

I will scream from the highest mountaintop to get health care workers to wash their hands before they do ANYTHING in my hospital room – before putting gloves on.

And after they leave my room, please do the hand-washing thing again. Put on an alcohol-free hand sanitizer like safeHands® please.

I also recommend that visitors coming into a room also wash their hands with soap and water and put on an alcohol-free hand sanitizer like safeHands® brand.

And do the same when YOU leave for YOUR protection. You might even want to take off your clothes and wash them in hot water, and jump in the shower when you get

HOME from the hospital.

You can read about how safeHands® works here. https://www.safehands.com/our-science/

And you can purchase safeHands® with one click. https://www.safehands.com/shop/

Spread the word – not the germs.

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NOW DO YOU SEE WHY WE NEED TO BAN ALCOHOL HAND SANITIZERS?

The New York Times is called, the “newspaper of record.”

Well, “The grey lady,” as it is also called, wrote a story with the headline “DON’T DRINK THE HAND SANITIZER. Here it is in all its glory. https://goo.gl/s3nqxb

My reaction was, “Hey, what took you so long writers and editors of The New York Times?”

I wrote a blog about a year ago with a similar headline, for the exact same reason.

It’s not like this issue has been lurking underground.

Some writer likely stumbled on a story somewhere in the ether about how people are dying from abusing ALCOHOL-BASED hand sanitizers, by drinking it or using it to set their bodies on fire.

And KIDS are doing it, as well as adults. The cable TV news network CNN finally picked up on the CHILDREN part of the story last month. Read it here. https://goo.gl/THHzIs

Perhaps a writer or editor’s family member had an issue involving ALCOHOL-BASED hand sanitizer.

If this story was written by The New York Post, or The New York Daily News, I can just picture those tabloid headlines on this story.

“DRUNK AS A SKUNK ON SANITIZER”
“DRINK UP AND DIE”
“HEY BUDDY, NEED A MATCH?”

I could go on and on. Maybe I should become a headline writer for one of those rags.

But the reality is an epidemic exists of people drinking ALCOHOL-BASED hand sanitizers; and even using those products as a way to set themselves on fire!

Duh! Alcohol is FLAMMABLE! Alcohol can be TOXIC!

Plus, many people have terrible skin reactions to those types of sanitizers.

I implore you ask any nurse you know why they hate using ALCOLOL-BASED hand sanitizers. They know it dries their skin; leaving cracks on their fingers where bacteria loves to hide.

There IS an alternative; safeHands®. See exactly why here. https://www.safehands.com/our-science/

If you are reading this blog from the www.safeHands.com website, you now visualize just why safeHands® brand ALCOHOL-FREE hand sanitizer should be your choice if you desire to keep your hands as clean as possible, after washing your hands with soap and water; or, when you cannot get to a sink.

I can never assume you have ever read one of my blogs about the need to make the immediate switch to an ALCOHOL-FREE hand sanitizer. But I invite you to peruse my blogs right now just to get a feel for why I am so passionate. https://goo.gl/COrJ86

I reiterate the need to keep ALCOHOL-BASED hand sanitizers in a safe place, and NOT in the hands of children.

Also, how many children must get poisoned by ALCOHOL-BASED hand sanitizers before parents get enraged enough to make noise to their legislators and the F.D.A. (Food and Drug Administration) to make it impossible to buy those products over-the-counter as they already do in Sweden.

If your kids’ safety doesn’t matter, shame on you.

This epidemic is real and must be stopped.

If you have experienced knowing someone abusing ALCOHOL-BASED hand sanitizer, let me know. Reach me at BigJaySorensen@gmail.com. I will reply quickly.

The other sick thing is some people now use it to pour on themselves so they burst into flames from the alcohol that is stronger than almost any alcohol beverage!

While I’m just one person writing about this, at least some of the news media is waking up to a very real problem.

But the real problem needs to be solved.

Education about this abuse should be taught by parents and in schools.

If you agree, get in touch.

You can purchase safeHands® brand ALCOHOL-FREE hand sanitizer now here. https://www.safehands.com/shop/

Spread the word, NOT the germs!

BE BIG!

TRAGIC LESSONS ABOUT USING ALCOHOL-BASED HAND SANITIZERS

Sometimes when I write this blog, I just have to shake my head when I discover stories like these.

Stress at the job is all too common.

Perhaps some of you can relate to being stuck at a job and were told to do things you found to be immoral or deceitful. It can be intolerable, possibly leading to something that makes you crack.

Likely, you have seen or heard news items related to the Wells Fargo Bank, and how over 5,000 people were fired due to questionable tactics, with bank workers being forced to make fraudulent accounts.

The chairman and CEO John Stumpf of the banking behemoth had to resign over the scandal. https://goo.gl/pHcIT8

But for my purposes, let’s focus on what happens to those lower level workers who cannot stand the stress of being told to do something to attain sales goals that were virtually impossible to reach. Reportedly the lower-level workers were required to abuse consumers; leading to potential identity thefts. https://goo.gl/XJbN5O

Those accusations and the fallout are still being sorted through. Here is a sample of what some Wells Fargo employees have told investigators and news organizations. https://goo.gl/8ssI3U

Imagine being so stressed over having to do things you know are dishonest and feeling powerless to turn-in the person or people making you do this, or your job would be in jeopardy.

Now try to wrap you head around being pushed so far over a long period of time that you resort to drinking (or guzzling) ALCOHOL-BASED hand sanitizer to drown your remorse. This is a true story. https://goo.gl/Rd89XC

Abuse of ALCOHOL-BASED hand sanitizer is a big deal. https://goo.gl/ALFysL

Just look at the stats in the above link. Frightening, isn’t it?

I have been preaching about making it illegal to sell ALCOHOL-BASED hand sanitizer to minors.

Now I am beginning to think those products are too accessible to kids AND adults!

After all, the costs of purchasing these potent ALCOOL-BASED products are cheap – real cheap – compared to buying a quart of vodka.

In addition to the potential to get hooked on hand sanitizers that contain alcohol, some makers of those products add scents to the gel, making it irresistible to some kids to lick it.

Read what can happen if a child ingests more than a lick – which is not all that much. https://goo.gl/IOXBew

Now you see just how serious this topic truly is.

I recommend keeping all potentially toxic substances far away from where a child can get to it.

As far as what to do about adults using ALCOHOL-BASED hand sanitizer?

Use a product that kills 99.99% of germs WITHOUT alcohol. Get your hands on safeHands® brand ALCOHOL-FREE hand sanitizer. With safeHands® brand, you get the benefits of alcohol without any side effects.

SafeHands® is the most extensively tested and leading alcohol free hand sanitizer. Purchase safeHands® here. https://www.safehands.com/shop/

I am curious how you found this blog and the impact on your decisions about the type of hand sanitizer your purchase. Write to me anytime at BigJaySorensen@gmail.com.

Spread the word, not the germs.

BE BIG!

DISGUSTING HANDS, HURRICANES & WATER SUPPLIES

If you are going to wash your hands, for goodness sake, use soap.

I was shopping at my local supermarket/grocery store when I observed something (again) while using the lavatory.

A shelf-stocker I see regularly in the aisles of this store was in there. We exchanged pleasantries when both of us got to the sinks. He just turned on the water (after having used the toilet) and did NOT put soap on his hands.

Wait – what?

Is it common for people to think that JUST using water will rid bacteria and viruses from your skin?

I now have the answer.

People – and I cannot speak for women – seem to forget just how we get sick from germs. Folks, ya gotta wash your hands WITH SOAP. If not, you accomplish NOTHING.

I hope I did not spank you too hard if you are guilty of this seemingly common practice. But, what is wrong with your thinking?

Here is another thing about this same market I visit. I observed another stock person who blew his nose with a hanky (some guys still use them) and continued stocking the shelves.

He did not stop to use a hand sanitizer; nor did he go the nearby restroom to wash his hands. He just kept on working.

At first glance you might think he is not directly touching the food.

Ah – but wait.

He was TOUCHING every can, every bag and every container that contains your food. Now if you purchase that product right after it was stocked by this guy who just blew his nose, you likely have the same bacteria and viruses that HE carried on your skin. Ugh!

Now do you see how germs get passed so quickly and easily, and how necessary it is to carry a hand sanitizer with you wherever you go?

I am not saying to use just ANY sanitizer. If you make the decision to use a hand sanitizing product, choose the ALCOHOL-FREE alternative to the big name (or generic brand) products; use safeHands® brand ALCOHOL-FREE foam hand sanitizer.

See the reasons here why safeHands® does the same thing as the alcohol brands, without the potential toxic effects and it will not COMBUST if there is an open flame anywhere near you due to alcohol.

We have also seen the effects of the recent hurricane that hit the southeast coast of the U.S.

Imagine having NO CLEAN WATER to wash your hands? It has happened in many municipalities where the water supply was comprised.

I would hope that clean-up efforts include handing out hand sanitizers; especially products like safeHands®, as they will be needing products like this for awhile as flooding continued to hit the region.

Let us move north.

Imagine having to deal with an entire county (and vicinity) still feeling the effects of a water supply that STILL is not fixed. The Flint, Michigan area knows all about that. Read about it here.

And you wonder why I keep mentioning using hand sanitizers; especially safeHands® when you cannot count on the water supply to be safe?

I cannot assume that you have read any of my blogs prior to this one. I hope you see the passion involved in fighting germs and misconceptions about hand sanitizers. Read past blogs here.

You can purchase safeHands® here to protect you and your family.

Contact me anytime at BigJaySorensen@gmail.com. I will return your email.

Spread the word – not the germs.

BE BIG!

DISGUSTING HANDS, HURRICANES & WATER SUPPLIES

If you are going to wash your hands, for goodness sake, use soap.

I was shopping at my local supermarket/grocery store when I observed something (again) while using the lavatory.

A shelf-stocker I see regularly in the aisles of this store was in there. We exchanged pleasantries when both of us got to the sinks. He just turned on the water (after having used the toilet) and did NOT put soap on his hands.

Wait – what?

Is it common for people to think that JUST using water will rid bacteria and viruses from your skin? 

I now have the answer.

People – and I cannot speak for women – seem to forget just how we get sick from germs. Folks, ya gotta wash your hands WITH SOAP. If not, you accomplish NOTHING.

I hope I did not spank you too hard if you are guilty of this seemingly common practice. But, what is wrong with your thinking?

Here is another thing about this same market I visit. I observed another stock person who blew his nose with a hanky (some guys still use them) and continued stocking the shelves.

He did not stop to use a hand sanitizer; nor did he go the nearby restroom to wash his hands. He just kept on working.

At first glance you might think he is not directly touching the food.

Ah – but wait.

He was TOUCHING every can, every bag and every container that contains your food. Now if you purchase that product right after it was stocked by this guy who just blew his nose, you likely have the same bacteria and viruses that HE carried on your skin. Ugh! 

Now do you see how germs get passed so quickly and easily, and how necessary it is to carry a hand sanitizer with you wherever you go?

I am not saying to use just ANY sanitizer. If you make the decision to use a hand sanitizing product, choose the ALCOHOL-FREE alternative to the big name (or generic brand) products; use safeHands® brand ALCOHOL-FREE foam hand sanitizer.  

See the reasons here why safeHands® does the same thing as the alcohol brands, without the potential toxic effects and it will not COMBUST if there is an open flame anywhere near you due to alcohol.

We have also seen the effects of the recent hurricane that hit the southeast coast of the U.S. 

Imagine having NO CLEAN WATER to wash your hands? It has happened in many municipalities where the water supply was comprised.

I would hope that clean-up efforts include handing out hand sanitizers; especially products like safeHands®, as they will be needing products like this for awhile as flooding continued to hit the region

Let us move north.

Imagine having to deal with an entire county (and vicinity) still feeling the effects of a water supply that STILL is not fixed. The Flint, Michigan area knows all about that. Read about it here. 

And you wonder why I keep mentioning using hand sanitizers; especially safeHands® when you cannot count on the water supply to be safe?

I cannot assume that you have read any of my blogs prior to this one. I hope you see the passion involved in fighting germs and misconceptions about hand sanitizers. Read past blogs here

You can purchase safeHands® here to protect you and your family. 

Contact me anytime at BigJaySorensen@gmail.com. I will return your email.

Spread the word – not the germs.

BE BIG!

THE PERFECT STORM FOR GERMS

I am always looking out for you and your kids safety when it comes to germs and hygiene.

First let me make you laugh.

This may teach you NOT to use alcohol-based hand sanitizers.

Some alleged intruder got into an elderly couples home in Oregon and proceeded to shave his head – with alcohol-based hand sanitizer instead of shaving cream.  Why the nerve of some people!

With all of that alcohol in it, that HAD to sting. The oaf SHOULD have at least used safeHands® NON-alcohol hand sanitizer!

Cops caught their alleged perpetrator.

When you stop shaking your head, begin to wrap your mind around staying healthy during this upcoming cold and flu season.

So you know NO hand sanitizer can stop viruses.

And antibiotics do NOTHING to halt viruses; only bacterial infections – and even that has had issues because of the use of antibiotics too often.

In most parts of the nation, we are going to have a colder winter season according to many reports

Other areas will have more precipitation as well. Oh joy.

Now what does all this mean to your health?

Staying in closed quarters (homes, work, stores, schools, dorms, etc…) because of cold and inclement weather can cause germs (and viruses) to be spread more easily; staying on hard surfaces used over and over again by all of us.

Subsequently, when you wipe your nose, eyes or mouth with the very hands that TOUCH those germ-infested surfaces, chances are you can get sick.

So what should you do? Wash your dang hands – often.

Then, use a NON-ALCOHOL hand sanitizer like safeHands® brand, the non-toxic and non-flammable product.

Disregard the mention of alcohol-based hand sanitizer in this memo to college students,  but pay attention to the rest of it to prevent colds and flu this season.

There are so many ways to protect you and your loves ones. But you actually have to work at it. Germs and viruses are everywhere.

In addition to the colder weather, it is also football season. Here are some logical ways to keep yourself safe if you will be enjoying some delicious tailgating.

As a precaution, I carry a small bottle of safeHands® with me everywhere I go because – while I may be careful about keeping my hands clean – some people simply forget, or do not care about good hygiene. Look around you. You see it every day.

The difference is I have begun saying something to guys in the restroom when I see they do not wash their hands. And to people who work with food who do not clean their hands after touching money and resuming touching food I consume. One day, I expect a sock in jaw for not minding my own business.

But what they do not know is that I was nearly deathly ill because a healthcare worker did not correctly clean their hands before examining me after surgery.

I ended up with Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, otherwise known as MRSA (a hospital acquired staph infection)  too many times over the course of five years. It is not fun folks.

So stay safe INSIDE and OUTSIDE during this season by washing your hands often, and using safeHands® brand NON-ALCOHOL hand sanitizer. Read the science behind why safeHands® works to kill 99.9% of germs. 

Here is how you get YOUR hands on safeHands®

Spread the word, not the germs.

Contact me anytime at BigJaySorensen@gmail.com.

BE BIG!