Here is a shocking report that says that MRSA is more likely to be transmitted to a patient when the rooms previous patient had MRSA.
`I would take that information and be concerned that we weren’t doing a good enough job cleaning between our patients,” Lance Peterson, an infection control specialist for Evanston Northwestern Healthcare in Illinois, said in a telephone interview.
Uh…yeah, me too. For some reason, hospitals do not fancy being blamed for any MRSA infections, but, as those of us who have been through HA-MRSA infections know (um, the HA stands for hospital-acquired, for goodness sake), they most certainly are to blame. Why won’t they get their act together and do something about it? Money. It costs precious money to clean these hospitals correctly. Are we not paying enough to pay for some decent hospital cleaning? I wish I could show you our $315,000 hospital bill (hospital only) – $4 for a little 2 oz bottle of Johnsons Baby Shampoo, and that is SO just the tip of the iceberg. We are paying plenty. Quit lining your pockets and do something productive with that money, like doing your part to improve your patient’s health, which, if I am not mistaken, is a BIG part of the Hippocratic Oath . Do hospitals not abide by that oath? Are the doctors, who I know have been bound by this oath, not concerned? Someone please explain, I really don’t understand.