"MRSA could be spreading in check room!"
About: Royal Hallamshire Hospital Royal Hallamshire Hospital Sheffield S10 2JF
Posted by Anonymous
MRSA, spreading in the checking room! ...so I've just been to hospital appointment to have ugly cyst removed off my face. ( sexy! Not!)
So before they book you in for surgery, you have to go have pre op tests.
Weight, height, blood pressure etc.
And swaps to ensure your not carrying MRSA, as if you are, they have to treat that before operating.
So when they took blood pressure, they put a clip thing on your finger, that didn't look too hygenic!
I said, if all these people are passing through here as carriers of MRSA and sticking their fingers in this thing too, is that thing not logically covered in MRSA itself, and a perfect spreading tool!?
They said yes I suppose so, but it does get cleaned sometimes!
So effectively I could have gone in with no MRSA, swabbed clear, but caught it whilst there on there dirty tool! And have it by op time...
I said why don't they have little finger condoms to stop you spreading it around from here, where your intent is to detect it!?
They said a good idea, not thought of that!
I'm no medical genius!
But is this not basically obvious!?
No wonder NHS struggling with MRSA, they probably infecting people with it, whilst testing for it! II feel dirty for being in that place.
Am I missing something, or have I just solved why MRSA is so prevelent these days!?
Staff all pleasant and cooperative. But this worries me.