Question for Everyone,
I work in a correctional setting. I am worried about being on immune suppressing drugs and being exposed to TB, Mrsa, hepatitis and many other contagious diseases. How do the people who work in settings were they are exposed to these things manage? I would guess nurses, doctors etc would have the same problem. Any advice?
I am a social worker in a hospital and often work with people who have VRE, MRSA, TB etc. I wear protective gear as would anyone when they go into the room. This includes gown, gloves, mask. Hand hygiene in paramount, washing hands when going in and out of a room.
Hand hygiene regardless is important. Most people in the hospital are already compromised with their health, so by practicing proper hand hygiene and wearing protective gear when needed protects the patient and myself.
As for yourself, stay rested and watch your stress levels.
I am currently on prednisone and so I have been very careful the past 8 weeks.
Operations Manager for a cold chain logistics company specializing in the transportation of pharma/biotech research samples. Some of these samples may even be for treating UC though our clients generally keep the details confidential. It’s a tough and stressful as everything is time and temperature sensitive but it does give me a sense that I am working towards possibly finding some sort of treatment. The company has been understanding of my condition thus far which is good. I wouldn’t necessarily recommend logistics in general, especially cold chain as it can be very stress full which definitely affects my symptoms.
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