I attended to the needy, and not so needy. I am happy to return home to my family who missed me. I missed them.
On to the crux of the post. Infections!
To all health care providers, please know that infectious disease is the bane of any cataclysm.
Sonography aided me this week in identifying possible abcesses three times All three were taken care of with antibiotics, and I/D. Use your skills to put the numbers together, and help the ED docs get them off to the next medical step.
Keep your probes Clean! The worst thing from a storms aftermath is infections. This includes insect, dog, or reptile bites. I treated an Army National Guardsman for a gall bladder issue, but that is enough to take him off of front line rescue.
All mumps, and lumps should be treated as possible infections. Be safe, and wash everything.
I saw two patients with infections caused by animal, or insect bites this week.
Be sure the water we drink is bottled. Use only bottled water for oral wash, and do not bathe the chrildren in tap water regardless of how the water tastes.
Use bleach on everything, but No time spell check.
do not drink it. Internet is fading, be well, and God Bless.
Folk's this is one of those time.