- Jul 13, 2006
Update. One of the two Vic cases is actually interstate in hotel quarantine. So is really only 1 new case in Vic today.
That is fabulous.
That is fabulous.
So let's say it keeps to just one or two a day, how long will it be before the magical numbers reduce to reduce further any restrictions?
I'm not exactly sure what the go is here.... hospitals reuse blood glucose meters with multiple patients every single day all across Australia. That is the standard of care. Lancets (mostly) and strips (the things you stick in the meter with blood) are obviously single use - and they were in this case too.
Is it just because it happened in a quarantine situation and they passed the meter to the patient and are worried about them touching it and getting something from the touch of the meter, where in hospital the patient wouldn't normally touch the meter?? If so the risk is microscopically low....
Can we have supporting evidence for both possibilities that don't rely on memories and missing meetings?
And this - how could this happen?
"More than 200 people who underwent hotel quarantine in Victoria have been urged to go get tested for HIV and other viruses after a testing stuff up resulted in possible cross-contamination.
Safer Care Victoria announced yesterday that 243 people who underwent blood glucose level tests while in hotel quarantine between March 29 and August 20 could be at risk of contracting a blood borne virus after the same test was used on multiple people.
“Blood glucose level testing devices intended for use by one person were used across multiple residents,” Safer Care Victoria said in a statement."
It’s likely that they were using a lancing device that’s for home / individual patient use only. Nothing to do with the Glucometer. View attachment 230939
This type of device is for home use. The lancet itself is removed but there is a risk of splash back of blood inside the chamber. View attachment 230940
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Today’s reports indicate:
- 4 in the past 7 days
- 2 in the period 8-14 days
- 0 in the period 15-28 days
- 28 older than 28 days but since before Crossroads emerged.
So no change today ....
RooFlyer you should have more faith in your Health Department.They do actually have a plan for the scenario of a few cases being positive as well as a plan for Aged Care Facilities.