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MRSA in Sheltered Housing Schemes
Started by Scheme Manager
Posted: November 16, 2005 at 09:35
I am very concerned about tenants being discharged from hospital with MRSA. Homecares visit these tenants and then go on to visit other tenants in the building and the community. Tenants visit each other. Staff in charge of schemes are not told that a tenant has MRSA on hospital discharge. At a recent Tenants Meeting we discussed the procedure of treating everyone who had been discharged from hospital as having MRSA and put safety measures in place upon their return to the scheme (double glove, apron, hand gel). I do not want people who have MRSA to be singled out. It is a very sensitive situation. I have also put special Laundry procedures in place as I have heard that the MRSA is not killed off when washing at low temperature so we follow any laundry done by a wash of 'old bedding' at 90 degrees, this bedding is used solely for the purpose of a 'follow' wash. I would appreciate any comments from others.
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Re: MRSA in Sheltered Housing Schemes
Reply #1 by Sam
Posted: November 16, 2005 at 09:46
Due to the fact that our two local NHS hospitals continue to ignore MRSA, we have taken the policy of barrier treating all residents returning from hospital.

It's not fair on residents, but we have managed to isolate MRSA sufferers and, by using a powerful food-safe product which totally destroys MRSA, we have succeeded in controlling it.
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Re: MRSA in Sheltered Housing Schemes
Reply #2 by scheme manager
Posted: November 16, 2005 at 16:11
re: reply by sam
Tell me more about the product, do you work in Sheltered or in Residential?
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Re: MRSA in Sheltered Housing Schemes
Reply #3 by Bev
Posted: November 16, 2005 at 18:12
yes i too would be interested in the answer to this miracle product that sam ~ liz stephens ~ phil green ~ john and melvin bishop seem to think will work
oh i know they did'nt post on this particular thread but they all seem to have the same theme in common as if they are speaking from the same voice or maybe same company
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Re: MRSA in Sheltered Housing Schemes
Reply #4 by Maria
Posted: November 17, 2005 at 10:41
MRSA is everywhere, and that is a fact. If you have large numbers of vulnerable people in for example, Very Sheltered Housing, then the Community Prevention Infection Control Team can give you some advice on how to make the environment safer.

Contact your Primary Care Trust and they will be able to advise you.
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Re: MRSA in Sheltered Housing Schemes
Reply #5 by Sam
Posted: November 17, 2005 at 11:20
If I am being accused of posting under different names, then any endorsement I give any product will be tarnished as you know.

The residential centre I work in is in the Swansea area and we use a product manufactured here in Wales that has resolved many of our issues. It even cleared up one of our staff's eczema !

From what their rep told us last month, it has just had trials at NHS hospitals in Wales, but these failed to impress the NHS.
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Re: MRSA in Sheltered Housing Schemes
Reply #6 by Ruth Wollacott
Posted: November 17, 2005 at 13:45
I do not think that just because a product 'fails to impress the NHS' that should be taken as an indication that it has no merit.
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Re: MRSA in Sheltered Housing Schemes
Reply #7 by Lil
Posted: June 2, 2006 at 19:28
what i really want to know is how to prevent the spread in laundry room. Is it only gloves aprons and hand gel or is there more we can do
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