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"1. Ask that hospital staff clean their hands before treating you"


Um....duh? I'll be sure to ask my mechanic not to start my car without oil in it, too.
 

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DCEPTCN said:
"1. Ask that hospital staff clean their hands before treating you"


Um....duh? I'll be sure to ask my mechanic not to start my car without oil in it, too.
You don't need oil, it's a myth. There is a cushion of air between all the internal parts. It has to be true, I can type and, with all the courage of my conviction, I just stated it on the internet.. Prove me wrong!
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You don't need oil, it's a myth. There is a cushion of air between all the internal parts. It has to be true, I can type and, with all the courage of my conviction, I just stated it on the internet.. Prove me wrong!
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Do me a favor and wash your hands before you come back to the keyboard.
 

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DCEPTCN said:
"1. Ask that hospital staff clean their hands before treating you"
Um....duh? I'll be sure to ask my mechanic not to start my car without oil in it, too.
Guess you've never had any serious infection issues, have you?.

People, can get lazy, some also wind up with tender skin from so much hand washing, and at times, try to min agravating it.

Not to mention that for some people, an infection can mean 9 weeks of chemotherapy.

So yes, if someone goes to *treat* you, and you don't know if they're hands are clean then ask them to wash up.
 

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This makes me feel much better about my recent hospital stay Doc...
If they didn't follow those procedures, then if there is a next time, you'll have a lil info., about how to min catching anything while in the hospital. Some of the bacteria, that gets passed around in a hospital are very resistant to anti-biotics, if you can avoid having to deal with them, why not be a little bit cautious?.
 

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After all those questions the doctor and staff will give you the special treatment they saved up for ballbusters :crazy:
 

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Hospitals are a breeding ground for disease! How many complications from operations occur? Sometimes they forget to dissinfect the operation room! :rant: Good link, Doc!
 

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Here in Los Angeles all places that serve food have to be inspected by the Health Department and then that place of business gets a letter grade to display in the window telling all of us how clean or dirty that place is. Based upon this, we can make a clear, concise, and informed decision on whether we want to eat in there or not.

For example, if the joint is really clean, they get an "A" to display in the window, and if they are sort of clean then they get a "B". Once in a blue moon you will see an eatery that is proudly displaying a "C" indicating they don't bother with washing dishes and such!

Now, what I would like to see is that same system implemented for Doctors! With something as important as your health you would think that this would be marginally important, right?

I don't know about you, but I would like to know if my Doctor was the straight A student and took school seriously or if he was the guy that was the wildman at the frat house getting a load on right before mid-term exams. What I don't want is the C student doctor grabbing the flashlight and rubber gloves heading in MY direction. Do you?

The grading system would have to be three pronged in it's analysis. The part would be where did they graduate in their class. Secondly, how clean is the facility. Have you ever been in one of those production line dental offices where a mop only comes out of the closet as often as we have a Democrat for President? Third and finally, how is their bedside manner. This is a grade that has Patient input. That's right, if you get that rude Doctor that has no time for you or makes you wait in the waiting room for an hour past your appointment time, you get to mark them down for that!

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here is our high tech dishwasher ...never misses a spot !! :sw:
 

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Racer X said:
Now, what I would like to see is that same system implemented for Doctors! With something as important as your health you would think that this would be marginally important, right?
The AMA is about protecting those that pay their dues......

The best alternative I know of is digging around, and finding out the survival rates for various surgeries. They go by hospital, so at least that way you have at least a good chance of getting good care. Not to mention that usually the hospitals known for doing work in specific areas, tend to have the best survival rates.

FWIW, I drive almost 500 miles for seeing specialists. I have the *same* facilities within 50 miles, but the Dr's confuse pens with thermometers. The Drs make all the difference, both are teaching hospitals, and you'd think they'd be somewhat close, but the local one is a joke. I had to explain to the E.R. Dr. that I needed a positive displacement isolation room. And they still sent to the wrong room, you'd figure the title would give em a clue. Then I wound up in a room with black mold growing, and they screwed up my meds for 3 days.

One's got to read up on whatever the original diagnose is to be able to ask the right guestions, and find out if the Dr knows his stuff.
 
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