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#21
Nov 25, 2012
 
N-vestigate wrote:
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If people have touched the carts/doors/etc. at Walm-Mart or the grocery store, they have touched worse than this. Swab those areas, do some lab testing for pathogens and blood borne diseases, and those carts are much worse than a few drops of blood in the floor.
. I totally agree 100%!!!!!!!!!
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Nov 25, 2012
 

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Melissa1333 wrote:
If they're was just ONE nurse on duty, you could argue she was busy and couldn't clean.....not excusable anyway...there are always two or three nurses, more than one dr and cna's working at any given time. That don't include lab techs and other medical personnel. It should have been cleaned up immediately, regardless of who made the mess. You don't go to the hospital to catch other illnesses. I don't blame Jess at all for what hell she raised. I would have too.
Doctors don't clean blood off floors. Lab techs work on every floor they can't stay in the ER all day and mop. cna's are busy cleaning up poop. Hospitals need housekeepers at all times. People don't realize how important they are until something like this happens.
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#23
Nov 25, 2012
 
Something like wat happens?!
This dont make no sense at all.
Wat happened?

“Oderint dum metuant”

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N-vestigate wrote:
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If people have touched the carts/doors/etc. at Walm-Mart or the grocery store, they have touched worse than this. Swab those areas, do some lab testing for pathogens and blood borne diseases, and those carts are much worse than a few drops of blood in the floor.
For one, there is a huge difference in catching a cold from a nasty cart and hepatitis from neglected blood spillage. On a second note, Walmart does not specialize in the healthcare field and does not handle STRICTLY sick people on a constant basis. And on the very last note, "universal precautions" means TREAT EVERY BODILY FLUID AS IF IT WERE INFECTED. If I seen body fluids all over a shopping cart, I would pick another and tell someone to disinfect the dirty one. I understand you may not be able to see everything that could infect you. Which makes my point all the more stronger. When you see blood or whatever it may be, get it taken care of.

As for you "bet", I would like to put some money down on that wager of yours. If it had been me and my child I would have wanted to speak to Noah himself and find out exactly why this amount of negligence was tolerated by anyone. Just be quiet if you have nothing more than speculations to add to this conversation. BET YOU DON'T!

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Nov 25, 2012
 
Realist wrote:
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Doctors don't clean blood off floors. Lab techs work on every floor they can't stay in the ER all day and mop. cna's are busy cleaning up poop. Hospitals need housekeepers at all times. People don't realize how important they are until something like this happens.
Doctors SHOULD wipe it up if they see it, as should the lab tech or cna. I didn't say these employees should play housekeeper, I am saying EACH person....no matter their job title...SHOULD have the decency tho clean up after themselves! Every medical person is taught universal precautions....it is EVERYONES job to practice it! Anything else "real" you want to say?
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Melissa1333 wrote:
<quoted text>Doctors SHOULD wipe it up if they see it, as should the lab tech or cna. I didn't say these employees should play housekeeper, I am saying EACH person....no matter their job title...SHOULD have the decency tho clean up after themselves! Every medical person is taught universal precautions....it is EVERYONES job to practice it! Anything else "real" you want to say?
Yes I can say more. It is eveyones job to practice universal precautions. If the nurse enters the room she should wash her hands and wear gloves before injecting a patient. But there is a fine line between patient care and housekeeping. Those jobs should be designated to different people. You can't expect the same person to do it all. That isn't sanitary. That would be like the cashier handling your money and then preparing the same meal that you are going to eat.

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If you truly knew ANYTHING about the healthcare field, realist, you wouldn't have any more idiotic comments to add. If you ask any nurse/dr/cna what they are supposed to do if they notice any bodily fluid, they will say "clean it up". I am 100% sure they will not have an issue doing so either, because they know it is their job depending on it. They will not tell you that they call a housekeeper to come clean up. That is absurd really... No one is asking them to mop a waiting area or wipe down windows. Just keep a place sanitary to the best of their abilities. You really should have just stopped. Do you have any experience AT ALL in dealing with sickly people in a professional environment? If so, please notify the sick parties you tended to. They may need to go get tested...
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If you truly knew ANYTHING about the healthcare field, realist, you wouldn't have any more idiotic comments to add. If you ask any nurse/dr/cna what they are supposed to do if they notice any bodily fluid, they will say "clean it up". I am 100% sure they will not have an issue doing so either, because they know it is their job depending on it. They will not tell you that they call a housekeeper to come clean up. That is absurd really... No one is asking them to mop a waiting area or wipe down windows. Just keep a place sanitary to the best of their abilities. You really should have just stopped. Do you have any experience AT ALL in dealing with sickly people in a professional environment? If so, please notify the sick parties you tended to. They may need to go get tested...
You don't have to be rude Strange smoke. Yes I have worked in healthcare before. And yes I did clean up after myself. I don't believe I am being irrational by suggesting that housekeeping keep the patients rooms clean at all times. I am not saying that healthcare professionals should not clean up after themselves. But someone needs to keep the place clean at all times. So that nothing gets missed..Such as the drops of blood that you have been complaining about.
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#29
Nov 25, 2012
 
Nothin better to do than talk bout blood in an er eh
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#31
Nov 26, 2012
 
Their ER is no better. I have been to their ER more than once and have seen nastiness. My favorite was the cath bag with bloody piss all in it. This was on the sink in the friggin bath room, how was i supposed to wash my hands???UNACCEPTABLE!!! When something was said to the nurses, they laughed. If I can't make it to JC I guess I'll die before I let either I these ERs touch me!
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Imagine that! Blood found in a hospital. What's this world coming too?

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Strange Smoke wrote:
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Couldn't resist taking that jab huh? To be quite honest, if I was in the ER and seen that, no matter of how I intended to pay, I would be quite upset and demand it cleaned. That isn't a complaint either by the way. It is a request to be in an environment that is as sterile as possible (aka hospitals). Would you feel so dismissive about this if a child had gotten into blood and contracted HIV?
What I'm getting at is define "Emergency"? It's the "Emergency Room" and I doubt if someone were involved in a real "Emergency" (gunshot, serious traffic accident, life threatening injury, etc.), they'd be worried about a spot of blood on the floor. Some folks use the "Emergency Room" for a routine Doctor's visit or when over the counter medication could just as easily be substituted for adequate treatment. It's called the "Emergency Room" for a reason.

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Nov 26, 2012
 

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Understood completely, but that isn't what I was referring to in any post. That is a whole different set of issues. My point was concerning blood and the harms it could have nowadays. In the 30's-40's you didn't have wide spread disease such as HIV/Hep. Things have changed and if your thought patterns haven't followed suit, it may be time to brush up on today's culture.

@ Realist, I may have been a bit sharp. But, calling something or someone idiotic simply means without knowledge of. If I wanted to be mean I would have just called someone a dumb ass. But that wouldn't have truly been what needed to be said about the statements.
Fire Them

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#35
Nov 26, 2012
 
It comes down to how many people a hospital will hire to keep these rooms as clean as they used to be back in the 60's. If doctors and nurses are having a problem washing their hands in hospitals that tells you why staff infections stay a reoccurring problem.

One hospital in Kingsport had dried blood on the bed rail control pad. I got some rubber gloves, had a nurse get me some disinfectant and I washed the bed rails down myself. An ex was at the same hospital's ER after a bike accident and a nurse left used syringes on top of the bed blanket, not once but twice. Now that has to make laundering the bed sheets so much more exciting. Another time a coworker couldn't find a relative that had been brought into the same ER because some idiot woman at a nursing home had put only a nickname on her ID bracelet. She had to go from bed to bed in the ER to find her relative because no one had a clue if she was there or not.

I understand ER's are busy places but from the horror stories I hear, there are bus loads of nurses, doctors and orderlies who need to be fired this very minute. Maybe if more people would start suing they would shape up.
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#36
Nov 26, 2012
 
First of all you would be pretty stupid to go to either hospital if you had a gunshot wound, serious car wreck ect. Actually if it was that serious you would never made it to laughlin you would have ended up at the medical center (weather permitting) You would go to a real hospital It was probally a lazy nurse not doing her job or it might have been looked over on a accident
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Nov 26, 2012
 
LMH nurse wrote:
First of all you would be pretty stupid to go to either hospital if you had a gunshot wound, serious car wreck ect. Actually if it was that serious you would never made it to laughlin you would have ended up at the medical center (weather permitting) You would go to a real hospital It was probally a lazy nurse not doing her job or it might have been looked over on a accident
So since you are saying Laughlin and Takoma aren't real hospitals, are you saying the nurses aren't real either. I can vouch that 98% of the nurses I have had contact with in BOTH hospitals don't know their asses from a hole in the ground. That goes for the hospitalist doctors as well.
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#38
Nov 26, 2012
 
What i was saying is that Laughlin and Takoma cant handle that type of emergency. Has nothing to do with the nurses or doctors and their ability to do their job. A patient that has a gunshot or has been in a serious wreck with the type of injuries they might cause to the person that patient would need a trauma center not just a regular hospital
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Nov 26, 2012
 
Strange Smoke wrote:
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For one, there is a huge difference in catching a cold from a nasty cart and hepatitis from neglected blood spillage. On a second note, Walmart does not specialize in the healthcare field and does not handle STRICTLY sick people on a constant basis. And on the very last note, "universal precautions" means TREAT EVERY BODILY FLUID AS IF IT WERE INFECTED. If I seen body fluids all over a shopping cart, I would pick another and tell someone to disinfect the dirty one. I understand you may not be able to see everything that could infect you. Which makes my point all the more stronger. When you see blood or whatever it may be, get it taken care of.
As for you "bet", I would like to put some money down on that wager of yours. If it had been me and my child I would have wanted to speak to Noah himself and find out exactly why this amount of negligence was tolerated by anyone. Just be quiet if you have nothing more than speculations to add to this conversation. BET YOU DON'T!
Actually, this is the kind of work I do for a living. As a matter of fact I have swabbed and cultured these items (look it up if you don't know what that means), and have done infectious quality control management for a number of other facilities, including hospitals. So I don't "bet"..... I know.

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#40
Nov 26, 2012
 
I am aware of what a culture is. That is very interesting you do that for a living and still yet do not see where Walmart and a Hospital differs. The whole "bet" comment was directed at someone else, so I'm not sure what you are betting on. Your argument is null and void due to Walmart and shopping carts being irrelevant. Unless they have opened up a medical clinic??
Lucille

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#41
Nov 26, 2012
 
Strange Smoke wrote:
I am aware of what a culture is. That is very interesting you do that for a living and still yet do not see where Walmart and a Hospital differs. The whole "bet" comment was directed at someone else, so I'm not sure what you are betting on. Your argument is null and void due to Walmart and shopping carts being irrelevant. Unless they have opened up a medical clinic??
Last time I checked HIV and Hep C are hard to contract from a buggy that someone has sneezed or coughed on. If they're in Walmart bleeding like hell then yes, there is a risk but I would hope they'd be in the ER at a real hospital. Your point is valid, you just have a jack ass, prob a hospital employee, screwing with you.

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