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How many health care workers, in south Africa get infected with aids virus in the line of work?

How many health care workers, in south Africa get infected with aids virus in the line of work?

Few if any: The risk to health care workers from caring for aids patients, even in the chaos of south africa, is near zero. Casual contact simply does not seem to transmit the virus. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Balin
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What healthcare professionals are involved in hospice?

What healthcare professionals are involved in hospice?

Hospice services: All hospices deliver a similar set of services. They include nursing, assistance with caregivers on a limited basis, chaplaincy, bereavement counseling, social worker and physician care (medical director in many cases). You are covered for many services and this includes medications related to your terminal diagnosis. ...Read more

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Are HIV positive healthcare workers required to tell their employers of their status?

Are HIV positive healthcare workers required to tell their employers of their status?

Varies by state: The answer varies from state to state and from profession to profession. This website provides state by state policy. http://hivlawandpolicy.org/resources/view/167. ...Read more

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Why did western healthcare workers in Africa catch ebola if they were covered up in protective suit? Seems same could happen in developed countries.

Why did western healthcare workers in Africa catch ebola if they were covered up in protective suit? Seems same could happen in developed countries.

No way to tell..: There is no way to tell what really happens in these cases. Protective medical equipment decreases the chances of contracting a disease but like anything else in life it is not 100% reliable especially if they are not used properly. In the case you are bringing up we cannot have all the details on how these people were using their protective equipment at the time. ...Read more

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Can health professions that are MRSA positive still practice?

Can health professions that are MRSA positive still practice?

Absolutely!: In fact, there is no way to tell if a healthcare professional has MRSA unless they are obviously symptomatic. The key is ensuring that everyone is practicing excellent hand hygiene and infection control practices. ...Read more

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Spreading of staff infections in assisted living community possible if used washer and dryers?

Spreading of staff infections in assisted living community possible if used washer and dryers?

Possible: Possible in washing machine highly unlikely in dryer. Use hottest water, chlorine when possible which will lessen the risk. ...Read more

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Live in Michigan work in healthcare will I get Ebola?

Live in Michigan work in healthcare will I get Ebola?

There has been: 1 case diagnosed in the US - & the contacts from patient zero are being well monitored & contained. The 5 patients who were evacuated for treatment went to biocontainment hospitals. There are 4 biocontainment hospitals in the US : Emory Univ Hospital (Atlanta, GA), National Institutes of Health (Bethesda, MD), Nebraska Medical Center (Omaha, Nebraska) & ST Patrick Hospital (Missoula, Montana). > ...Read more

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Traveling health professions: why do the sites need locum tenens workers?

Traveling health professions: why do the sites need locum tenens  workers?

Personnel shortages: Some areas need to use locum tenems healthcare personnel to fill job vacancies. Fortunately, many healthcare workers enjoy traveling and sharing their expertise. ...Read more

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Mrsa staph infection skin problems normal in nursing homes?

Mrsa staph infection skin problems normal in nursing homes?

Wrong word: "normal" isn't really the proper descriptor - serious infections are never normal. Mrsa is, however, a *common* problem in nursing homes -- unfortunately. Good facilities are always on the lookout for infections of any kind in their residents, and when they find them, they treat them promptly. ...Read more

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How do healthcare workers protect themselves when interacting with pneumonia patients?

How do healthcare workers protect themselves when interacting with pneumonia patients?

See below: Most patients who have pneumonia are not readily contagious. For patients that have a contagious form of pneumonia such as influenza pneumonia. Hcw's will use contactisolation plus wearing a face mask when in direct contact with the patient. ...Read more

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Can social workers come into people's homes?

Yes: Many agencies have social workers who are out in the field and go into the person's home depending on need and mission. ...Read more

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Where can I find rates of MRSA in our community?

Where can I find rates of MRSA in our community?

Ask dept. of health: Community MRSA rates may be hard to get, but hospital rates should be available through the infection control office. ...Read more

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Is it legal to require mandatory h1n1 flu vaccine for healthcare workers?

Is it legal to require mandatory h1n1 flu vaccine for healthcare workers?

Ask an attorney: Is it legal to "hold them down and inject them?" probably not. It is probably, however, legal to restrict them from working in a high risk environment when they are potentially transmitting a dangerous infection to immunocompromised people. You may have your philosophical objection to the vaccination program, but make that "choice" for yourself, not for people who are a risk of dying from it. ...Read more

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Do americans visiting england receive free medical care from public hospitals?

Do americans visiting england receive free medical care from public hospitals?

I suspect not: You have to have id to be properly cared for. If you do not have the proper id - they will attempt to bill you or your insurance. ...Read more

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Recently in hospital with in hospital bacterial meningitis. ?

Recently in hospital with  in hospital bacterial meningitis. ?

Sorry...: Sorry to hear you've been ill with a serious illness. I hope things are going well. Do you have a question we can help you with?? ...Read more

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If your healthcare provider had multi-resistant organisms on their hand and touched your pimple, can they get into your body? (mrsa, vre, esbls, mbls)

If your healthcare provider had multi-resistant organisms on their hand and touched your pimple, can they get into your body? (mrsa, vre, esbls, mbls)

If they did not: Clean their hands and did not wear gloves, it is possible. If they did either of those, then the chances are tiny. Mrsa is something that is almost ubiquitous now, can pick it up anywhere and abscess or pimples often are colonized with it in already colonized individuals. All that being said, it is possible. ...Read more