Staph leads SC hospital to keep surgeons from operating room

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CHARLESTON, S.C. — A South Carolina hospital says it kept 15 surgeons, nurses and other employees out of its operating rooms because of staph infections.

Officials at Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital in Charleston told The Post and Courier of Charleston says they tested 68 operating room staffers last month after finding surgical-site infections in five out of 1,500 patients.

The employees who tested positive for the presence of a common staph bacteria were kept out of work for a week or more while they took antibiotics.

Doctors say all the patients with the infections have recovered and may have gotten the staph bacteria after leaving the hospital.

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anotherlook 09/07/09 - 07:13 am
First of all, the article

First of all, the article doesn't note the type of staph infections with which the 5 out of 1500 patients were infected. If either were MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) or VRSA (Vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) the patients could have only been exposed to the infections in the hospital. Even treatment of the infected hospital staff may not have been effective if strict decolonization protocols were not used in addition to administering antibiotics. In brief, future patients could still be at risk.

soldout 09/07/09 - 10:06 am
Both of those infections are

Both of those infections are easy to fix with NAET using no anti-biotics. Some are thinking we are getting hospitals too clean with so many sanitizers everywhere you go. The only germs that survive in these conditions are the really bad ones. The sanitizers test very toxic to the body if you muscle test them. We are killing all the friendly germs as well as the weaker bad ones leaving only the really strong bad ones. Hospitals and day care centers may regret the day they added they added hand sanitizers.

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