I thought I would chime in on this. I work in a hospital, yes I use Remicade and methotrexate, am I worried about
Staph, sure, but there is one common thing we can do to prevent Staph infections and that is to simply wash our hand in hot soapy water for a minimum of 20 seconds up to your wrists (not just the hands). All of America's accredited hospitals participate in what this called "National Patient Safety Goals" which requires hand washing and/or use of sanitizer upon entering any patients room. That includes house keeping, nursing staff, maintance and food service. You have the right to require any person entering your room to wash or sanitize their hands in your presence. Some states, such as Washington State, are currently rolling out programs to inform the patient of the need for hand washing. Patients rooms in many hopitals in that state actually have signs in every patient room asking if the person entering your room wash their hands and if they have not seen it, then it may not have been done. You have the right to demand this and frankly if you dont, you could be risking a potentially critical illness. If you have asked and have a health care provider of any service line question you, we then frankly they are not either aware of the protocal or they just dont care, and that is no hospital that I ever wish to be part of. Good luck and good health (sorry to go on a rant about
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