Tag Archives: Staph Infection

MRSA

In the ICU some of the patients have such sever infections that some medications do not kill the germs.  They become resistant to the medicine in turn the patient gets worse.  Only take medications that are prescribed to help decrease the risk of your body becoming immune to the medication (antibiotics).  It seems most days that everyone gets a little sniffle and they get antibiotics.  Colds are viruses and viruses do not respond to antibiotics.   All health care personnel have  responsibility to decrease the spread of germs from patient to patient.  Cleaning of the stethoscope will also help decrease the risk.

More patients and families today have been educated that they should ask about medications they are receiving, understand their diagnosis and treatment, and inform the health care team members to WASH their hands before touching you.  Personal protective equipment should be and is required to be worn when their is a risk of becoming contaminated with blood, body fluids,etc. Practice hand washing technique as recommended by the CDC, which will provide the patients with a healthier overall outcome.

Staph Infection

There are so many kids who are contracting staph infections. We must prevent the spread of this disease if we are to protect our children. The school system will not be a reliable source due to the shortage of nurses. The American Heart Association has requested that all health care providers be supportive in helping parents in understanding staph infection.  They are dealing with an increase of strep throat as well. Many young children need to be tested at least once a month for the viral infection.

Many Emergency Room Doctors are prescribing Penicillin to most of the patients. This is a great danger due to the possibility of an allergic reaction. The staph infection is painful, but it does not compare to pediatric cardiac arrest in the field setting. Please take control of your child’s health and make informed decisions on how to keep them very healthy.