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MRSA Scotland
Posted by Scott Anderson
Last Reply February 4, 2006 at 11:36
Started January 7, 2006 at 11:13
Guys I have started another forum for sufferers in Scotland.

The intention is not to deflect people away from this forum or MRSA Support as I am placing links to these sites in a prominent position. If we can all come together as previously stated we might get some action done.

If there are any Scottish users on and would like to become a moderator and help highlight the appalling state of Scottish Hospital then please email me at

mrscottpanderson@aol.com

Bev, Anne if you can give me any advice please do so.

To visit please go to:

http://mrsascotland.proboards81.com/index.cgi


Thanks,


Scott.


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Learning Disabilities Accessible Information
Posted by Christine
Last Reply February 2, 2006 at 16:01
Started February 2, 2006 at 15:59
Hello,
I work for a health information service in Barnet, north London. I am trying to find information about infection control and MRSA that would be accessible to people with learning disabilities, ideally in video or DVD format.

Can anyone recommend a suitable resource?

Thank you.

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mistreatment of mrsa
Posted by c wilson
Last Reply February 2, 2006 at 12:59
Started February 2, 2006 at 09:56
hello

i have a question regarding the treatment of mrsa.
my question is this if a person is being treated for mrsa with drugs and barrier nursing then it is then stated that the person does not seem to have mrsa would the drug treatment cause any effects or have a effect on other illnesses the person may have

thanks



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Family MRSA-Community
Posted by Robyn
Last Reply February 1, 2006 at 19:33
Started February 1, 2006 at 15:55
Hi,
I found your discussion board and am hoping someone can offer any advice.My 2-yr-old was infected a year ago and has had many MRSA bumps and illness from it and it scars her. My 14-yr-old just contracted it 2 weeks ago in boil form under her arm and now I have the same. All I keep reading is that it's contracted in the hospital, but we never stayed there. I think the baby got it from a crowded daycare. Is MRSA for life? I feel like we have AIDS or something bad and don't know whether to tell my boss I have it (i'm in healthcare field), or what I should do. Any answers on Community-acquired MRSA would be appreciated. Our Doctors say if the Bactrim pills don't work anymore, we will all have to get IV therapy.
Thanks,
Robyn
ladyvampriss@hotmail.com

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Going into hospital/already got MRSA
Posted by Abb
Last Reply February 1, 2006 at 11:20
Started January 31, 2006 at 12:29
Please can anyone tell me what to expect? I need an operation - but I am infected with MRSA (in my sputum). My GP just keeps saying that the "Lab" results state to ONLY treat it IF "it's causing problems". Trying to get my Doctor to understand that IT IS causing me problems, seems to be an uphill battle. I get disgusting sputum from my chest (and suffer with terrible sinus pain, where I think I also have MRSA judging from the putrid discharge I get in the back x my throat from my sinuses).

When I HAVE managed to "persuade" the GP to prescribe me something again to help get rid of the MRSA in my lungs, he just prescribes ORDINARY antibiotics - not the ones stated on this site.

I was diagnosed with MRSA 18 months ago after 1 of my lungs collapsed following an operation. I was given antibiotics intravenously in hospital, but when I was discharged the awful sputum started again, & as stated above, trying to get the local doctors to do anything is an uphill struggle.

The la... read more

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Im a student nurse - can anyone help?
Posted by Louise
Last Reply January 31, 2006 at 20:03
Started January 16, 2006 at 22:46
Hello to you all, I am a student nurse located in the West midlands, I am writing a report to create awareness within the trust I work for about the spread of MRSA (it is aimed at patients, staff and relatives), I would like to hear off those of you who have either suffered or know of someone who has suffered with an infected wound as a result of MRSA - what nursing care did you recieve? Were you barrier nursed or isolated? What sort of communication did you receive from staff? Also how was the mrsa treated?

Any reply would be greatly appreciated - for those who are ill I wish you all the best and for those who have lost loved ones you have my deepest sympathy.

Thank you

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how do you get mrsa
Posted by adam
Last Reply January 30, 2006 at 22:11
Started January 30, 2006 at 20:51
can you get it a hospital?
can you get it in your home??
can you get it from chemical expoiser??


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m r s a
Posted by bernard mc gough
Last Reply January 30, 2006 at 17:09
Started January 30, 2006 at 15:29
i caught mrsa in hospital when i got out after nine and a half months ihad a relapse after six months and noything had changed.So i got up at five in the morning and found a photo copier and printed signs and put them all over the hospital even on icu there was hell on iwas caught on camera but when they seen who it was no body said a word i am now retired through the damage it caused
thank you

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immune system boost
Posted by Simon Houston
Last Reply January 30, 2006 at 16:57
Started January 30, 2006 at 15:46
My Grandmother of 85 yrs has been diagnosed with MRSA on a wound in here leg.She has been put on anti-biotics to fight the infection but has been told to cut out all dairy products. To help boost her immune system she has been taking protein drinks, but now this has to cease while she is on the course of tablets. Has anybody any advice on what she can take to help boost her immune system while she is on this course. Thanks

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MRSA LOSSES STILL GOING UP
Posted by ANN
Last Reply January 30, 2006 at 15:48
Started January 25, 2006 at 17:18
THIS IS TO LINDA MCCAFFERTY I'M SO SORRY FOR YOU'RE LOSS LINDA MY HEART GOES OUT TO YOU,I WISH YOU ALL THE BEST,AND SAD FOR YOU LOSEING YOU'RE MUM.ANN.EDINBURGH.

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jill
Posted by mrsa but not mrsa?
Last Reply January 30, 2006 at 15:46
Started January 30, 2006 at 13:44
they are doing all they but why are they not addressing the mrsa

Plans to make the NHS 'accessible'


The NHS could be pushed out of hospitals and further into the community under plans to change the face of healthcare in England.

A White Paper aimed at improving the care of patients includes plans for integrated health and social care services in the heart of the community.

And measures to deliver more care outside of hospitals, as well as increasing access to GPs and other health practitioners, are also included.

Outlining some of the proposals, Ms Hewitt said: "People are telling us they want much more convenient services and we have got to respond to that.

"We would like to have far more treatments such as X-rays and other diagnostic procedures being done in health centres rather than going to the big hospital when it is not really necessary."

Ms Hewitt has already said that GP practices could be encouraged to start longer opening hours to fit in with the de... read more

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Hospitals taking risks
Posted by Phip
Last Reply January 30, 2006 at 15:27
Started January 28, 2006 at 19:44
You may have seen this in todays papers, but if not link below details how high-risk MRSA patients were put into a maternity unit due to bed pressure. When will they learn?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/southern_counties/4655440.stm

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Dad MSRA
Posted by Jane
Last Reply January 30, 2006 at 14:34
Started January 29, 2006
Hi there, this is a great site, which I am grateful for. I live in Canada. My dad was rushed to hospital two weeks ago, is in York District after a bad fall. Due to his medical condition, he cannot presently walk, and has now got a urinary infection, chest infection. I rang on Monday, and was told the leg infection from the deep cut he got when he fell, was healing nicely with antibiotics. What they did not tell me was it is MRSA!! A friend who visited was informed, and rang me. I then rang York and spoke to a compassionate nurse who confirmed MRSA, and that it is being treated and they think it can be cured. ?? I had heard of the superbug in the UK...we do not have them in Canada that I am aware of....so it is frightening, knowing he is over there with this wild infection, and having heard nightmarish stories, and not being there to speak to staff directly. I had not realised how many people have been inflicted until I read this forum. I am worried sick right now, and wil... read more

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my dad does
Posted by lisa
Last Reply January 29, 2006 at 23:26
Started January 18, 2006 at 11:40
hi just to let use all know the hospital told us he does have mrsa

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loss of a parent before their time to mrsa
Posted by ann
Last Reply January 27, 2006 at 19:24
Started January 27, 2006 at 19:24
hospitals have a lot to answer to over the deaths of so many innocent people,its 3yrs yesterday since i lost mum to mrsa and they brush the families aside,worse they don't even care because if they did then this forum probably would'nt be here,but it was because of the forum i learned all about mrsa and have since taken a study on this superbug,i thank the people for starting this as this enabled me to understand more what happened to mum.watching the news last night another 3 victims to mrsa died,i know the goverment are meant to change things [when we do'nt know]people have to stick to all the help that is given to them as it is a serious health issue,i was going into hospital as i found out i've had a broken jaw since i was a child and i did'nt even know,it was at the dentists they knew something was wrong i could'nt close my jaw and was reffered to hospital and they told me i needed an operation to correct it,i was petrified after the mrsa came on the scene,now i dont know what ... read more

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We need more of these!
Posted by Phip
Last Reply January 27, 2006 at 13:27
Started January 21, 2006 at 12:16
Have just found this piece on the BBC News website - we need more of these nationwide:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/north_west/4632098.stm

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An American doc shows some honesty.
Posted by Scott
Last Reply January 27, 2006 at 13:14
Started January 14, 2006 at 01:24
Follow the links and read and comment, at least someone in authority is being honest.


http://mrsascotland.proboards81.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=uptodatenewslinks&thread=1137201772


Scott




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Prevalence of MRSA in hospitals
Posted by Simon French
Last Reply January 27, 2006 at 12:17
Started January 26, 2006 at 18:57
Hello,

Does anyone know of research done into the worst and best hospitals in the UK, for the prevalence of MRSA?

Simon

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MRSA and my parapalegic son
Posted by Abbie Potter
Last Reply January 26, 2006 at 22:57
Started January 26, 2006 at 14:20
My son who is 27 and has been parapalegic for almost four years following a car accident has just been diagnosed with MRSA. He has had many UTI's in the past two years, has fought with a pressure sore on his bottom for almost a year and two weeks ago his leg started swelling. This time when he was admitted to the hospital he was given an MRI and doctors discovered he had multiple absecces of infection in his leg and his hip bone had deterierated because of infection. An infection control specialist was called in and discovered MRSA in his urine, in his pressure wound and in the hip bone and abcesses in his leg. He had two surgeries last week to remove his deteriorated bone and the abcesses in his leg. He is on IV antibotics and is having bloodwork done regularly. I am over 800 miles away and need information. Are there things we can do to help his body fight this infection. The hospital is getting ready to release him to a rehab center. If anyone can help me with information... read more

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LAUNDRY AND MRSA
Posted by ALLAN
Last Reply January 26, 2006 at 07:17
Started January 24, 2006 at 20:17
my mother has just been told she has MRSA after being in hospital for 6 weeks, we didnt know she had this until tonight and we are very concerned about various aspects. Can anyone inform us if washing her clothes in our washing machine could pass the infection on to our family, if so what would be the best way of dealing with it.
thank you.

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