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.
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/
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Spread the word – not the germs.
BE BIG! BigJaySorensen@gmail.com