Tuesday, July 17, 2012

SAFETY IN THE WORK PLACE 2



Read Article 1 here.

HE DIDN'T HAVE TO DIE. (Stories that touch the Heart.)

That day Dr B woke up, nothing could have prepared him for the series of events that would lead to his untimely death.

Dr B was a privileged child of his parents who are both Doctors, they had ensured he had a world class medical education.

Dr B would probably still be alive if he had not met the patient that day. But he did.

Just when all seemed to be going well - it happened - a physician's nightmare - Dr B pricked himself with the needle he was using on the patient.

The patient was HIV Positive.

Dr B panicked.

He informed his parents(who are Doctors).

His parents panicked.

Dr B was eventually given some Anti-Retroviral drugs, possibly to prevent any effect or progress of the HIV virus.

Dr B reacted to the Anti-Retroviral drugs and was rushed to the hospital.

Dr B died a few days later from complications of the reaction to the drugs.

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4 comments:

  1. Having been on anti retrovirals for 8 years I can tell you they and their side effects are no joke. It makes me so mad when I hear people say HIV's no big deal anymore because there are meds for it. The meds all have their own drawbacks.

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  2. Thank you Anon for that, very enlightening. I hope better and more tolerable drugs will be developed and medical staff are absolutely sure of the right Anti retroviral for a person's system.

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  3. Sad story.

    I have been careless enough to ‘needlestick’ myself probably four or five times. In each case I knew the patients medical history held no horrors, nevertheless I poured over said history several times just to make sure...

    Anna :o]

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  4. Yes Anna,needle stick injuries lead one to read all the statistics possible about exposure risk, up to the point of trying to take home the patient's case note to carefully go over every risk.

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