31 October 2008

Call me uppity...

...but if the junkies get pristine, taxpayer funded syringes... why should anyone else have to settle for sloppy seconds.

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FROM THE COMMENTS: But hospitals are safe, right?

"An estimated 220,000 Canadians develop hospital-acquired infections each year, of which MRSA is one type, according to Canadian Nosocomial Infection Surveillance Program figures."

"About 8,000 people die of them annually."
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5 comments:

Alberta Girl said...

Not that I think they should be using "used" syringes - but these were used for intravenous lines and did not come in contact with any patients. Unfortunately, sometimes past practices don't keep pace with new regulations.

The reporting of this leaves something else to the imagination.

However, that being said, I agree with your "uppity" statement!

I wonder how many other hospitals are scrambling to change procedures before they get called out in the media??

Neo Conservative said...

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powered iv pumps can malfunction... and when people get transported, for x-rays and tests, the bags get thrown on the bed between their legs. shit happens.

if infection wasn't a possibility, they wouldn't be testing people now.

imagine the screaming if insite started to reuse their syringes.

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syncrodox said...

Neo

You obviously misunderstand the nuances of "at risk" populations.

Junkies are "at risk" and as such deserve the finest "treatment" money can buy.

On the other hand people in the state run health care system are merely "sick". In all likelihood they got that way from poor lifestyle choices (transfats, smoking, dangerous occupations etc.) and as such are only deserving of treatment that corresponds to their "at risk" status.

I mean really Neo, how risky is being sick and hospitalized?

Syncro

Neo Conservative said...

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"syncro says... I mean really Neo, how risky is being sick and hospitalized?"

funny you should ask...

"An estimated 220,000 Canadians develop hospital-acquired infections each year, of which MRSA is one type, according to Canadian Nosocomial Infection Surveillance Program figures."

"About 8,000 people die of them annually."


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syncrodox said...

Neo

Any chance Miller or Mc Squishy are gonna ban germs?

Syncro