Soldiers bringing home Acinetobacter ...

Soldiers bringing home Acinetobacter from iraq and is at hazard arh

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concerned

Santa Clara, CA

#1 Sep 28, 2010
we need to get the news agency and cdc involved because this infections is taking over the hazard hospital and other health facility and if you want to believe it is not dangerous and vary contagious just copy and paste the word ACINETOBACTER and research it yourself and they want to tell you that if you have strong immune system you will be ok....[email protected].....If you survive the infection it can cause your organs like kidneys and liver to fail or it can cause you to loose limbs.....

The doctors are telling people that it wont hurt you but ask some of the nurses privately they are very scared of it and we need to find away to get this hospital to at least start cleaning the facility and take all precausions....thanks.
rusty penny

AOL

#2 Sep 28, 2010
how did you get a hold of this info are you a doc. or nurse?????????
Doc

London, KY

#3 Sep 28, 2010
Acinetobacter commonly colonizes patients in the intensive care setting. Acinetobacter colonization is particularly common in patients who are intubated and in those who have multiple intravenous lines or monitoring devices, surgical drains, or indwelling urinary catheters. Acinetobacter infections are uncommon and occur almost exclusively in hospitalized patients.

Although Acinetobacter is primarily a colonizer in the hospital environment, it occasionally causes infection. Mortality and morbidity resulting from A baumannii infection relate to the underlying cardiopulmonary immune status of the host rather than the inherent virulence of the organism.
Mortality and morbidity rates in patients who are very ill with multisystem disease are increased because of their underlying illness rather than the superimposed infection with Acinetobacter.
Dont panic

United States

#4 Sep 28, 2010
According to the CDC, it targets very sick ppl, not healthy ppl. Any serious infectious disease is scary tho.

http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dhqp/ar_acinetobact...
RedFeatherFan

United States

#5 Sep 29, 2010
Doc wrote:
Acinetobacter commonly colonizes patients in the intensive care setting. Acinetobacter colonization is particularly common in patients who are intubated and in those who have multiple intravenous lines or monitoring devices, surgical drains, or indwelling urinary catheters. Acinetobacter infections are uncommon and occur almost exclusively in hospitalized patients.
Although Acinetobacter is primarily a colonizer in the hospital environment, it occasionally causes infection. Mortality and morbidity resulting from A baumannii infection relate to the underlying cardiopulmonary immune status of the host rather than the inherent virulence of the organism.
Mortality and morbidity rates in patients who are very ill with multisystem disease are increased because of their underlying illness rather than the superimposed infection with Acinetobacter.
In other words if it is in the hospital that is nasty, and you are very sick, and you get this ON top of what you already have, it will help you to the other side. NICE. How about investing a little money in the housekeeping part of the hospital?
CONCERNED PARENT

London, KY

#6 Sep 29, 2010
i heard it was in the hospital from people that works there.
HATE JERMS

Doniphan, MO

#7 Sep 29, 2010
I KNOW SOMEONE ,WHOS MOM WAS IN THERE.HE SLEPT ON THE FLOUR IN HER ROOM,LIKE A WEEK LATER HE HAD 2 BIG PLACES OF STAFF ON HIM.MY DAUGHTER HAD TO GO OVER THERE FOR BLOOD WORK AND SHE INDEED UP GETTING IT TO.THEY DO NEED TO TAKE ABOUT 20 GALLONS OF CLOROX AND CLEAN THE HOLE PLACE DOWN.AND GO GET ABOUT 100 OR 200 OF LYSOL AND SPRAY THAT PLACE DOWN.
concerned

London, KY

#8 Sep 29, 2010
we all need to be doing something before our own family memebers end up like that....i have made calls and stuff i dont know if it will do any good or not but i will keep trying
nurse

London, KY

#9 Sep 29, 2010
i work at the hospital and yes it is bad but most people do not any problem with it but if you are already sick with something else it can be deadly .....it is contagious but we have the proper stuff hanging on doors and stuff is the hospital clean hell no but they are antibotics to treat this and if your immune system is good you shouldnt have problems but it is contagious and we take it very serious
waiting

Alto, GA

#10 Sep 30, 2010
That place has been nasty for years. No, housekeeping does not do their jobs or need to replace who is over housekeeping and clean that place up. It needs daily cleaning, not if patient is discharged and maybe not then. The patients floors needs to be moped daily and the bathrooms cleaned daily. Empty garbage can daily, in the patients rooms. Patients also needs baths daily and their beds changed daily. Clean pillow cases, towels and wash clothes daily. That place needs a lot of changing. Staff Infections should be isolated and treated as such. They need to be dressed for isolation, so they won't carry it from room to room and to the other patients. They all need to work together and clean that place up. You may have the proper stuff there, but they all need to use them. At the best, you will get some, but not that many cases. What is going to happen when the antibiotics don't work?
concerned

Somerset, KY

#11 Sep 30, 2010
i started this thread to bring awareness but i want to make one thing clear when i put soldiers bringing it back from iraq it is not there fault....this infection was on the 630 cbs evening news today...if you go to the hospital just take precaution because i read where they had to burn hospital in london england if it was not serious they why would they do that...just go to the hospital and check ask question and you will find out that this could get out of control
bebe

United States

#12 Sep 30, 2010
It'll have to be on Fox before these morons will believe it...LAMESTREAM MEDIA. You Bet'cha!
Want to say

Waynesburg, KY

#13 Sep 30, 2010
I also saw this on the evening news, and the map they showed, I would say at least 40 out of 50 states are having problems with this infectiion. It is not in the Hazard Hospital alone.
WellWell

Macon, GA

#14 Sep 30, 2010
concerned wrote:
we need to get the news agency and cdc involved because this infections is taking over the hazard hospital and other health facility and if you want to believe it is not dangerous and vary contagious just copy and paste the word ACINETOBACTER and research it yourself and they want to tell you that if you have strong immune system you will be ok....[email protected].....If you survive the infection it can cause your organs like kidneys and liver to fail or it can cause you to loose limbs.....
The doctors are telling people that it wont hurt you but ask some of the nurses privately they are very scared of it and we need to find away to get this hospital to at least start cleaning the facility and take all precausions....thanks.
WOW, this on top of MRSA and staff!!! I know that MRSA is very bad at Hazard ARH right now the same as it is at other health care facilities. The main thing is to practice proper hand washing techniques to keep prevent from infecting yourself and others. The hospital has hand santizer in every room, use it. I recently spent almost 1 month at Hazard ARH, most of it was in ICU and I was taken very good care of by both the doctors and the nurses. Hazard is no different than other hospital when it comes to this stuff. My hospital room was cleaned throughly everyday and the hospital does take precausion such as the hand santizer but it doesnt help if you dont use it. Educate yourself on this issues people that is the best defence from contracting it. They all will tell you to wash and santize your hands and that is the best prevention.
concerned

Somerset, KY

#15 Oct 1, 2010
if you spent a a month there then you would have noticed how little care they take in keeping it clean....i noticed nurses going in and out of rooms that had gear hanging on door...
lol

Manchester, KY

#16 Oct 1, 2010
4th floor is in bad shape with this infection if you go up there you will see for yourself people....

“LIVE+LAUGH+LOVE”

Since: Feb 10

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#17 Oct 1, 2010
This info is very true ppl. I have a gr8 aunt n there w/ this disease & b4 anyone can go n 2 visit her they have 2 suit up like the government did when meeting E.T. So this is no b.s. I can tell u that!
lol

Manchester, KY

#18 Oct 1, 2010
they are saying the mayor has this also and is in terrible shape.....i dont know if this is true or not just heard it
hello

Bolivar, MO

#19 Oct 1, 2010
i guess a bunch of people will have to die before anything is done....thats a shame to
yes

Bolivar, MO

#20 Oct 2, 2010
the mayor does have it ,an its scary that these people will die fr. this this stuff is airborn ,so it dont matter how much you wash you hands ,just wear mask ,gloves ,an gown.

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