I dont mean to sound dramatic but the cross-contamination isnt a no big deal kind of issue. Autisu: And its not just cepacia to worry about there are other abx resistant bugs as well.MRSA can live on surfaces for a very long time, as can pseudo.A picture tells what a thousand words cannot, especially when it comes to CF tests like mutation analysis and nasal potential difference.Cystic fibrosis can be a socially isolating disease.erinjenkins: What I dont understand is if neither one of us have Cepacia, we both know exactly what infections we have, we do all of our treatments and tell each other when we arent feeling well and stay away from one another when we are sick how can we make each other sicker? But because CF can affect each person so differently its impossible to know if the bugs you grow but dont give you that much trouble might cause a dramatic decline for your partner.It is so disheartening to me that you find someone who gets you 100% and you cant be with them because you MIGHT get cross contamination. Of course the flip side of that being that it might not cause any major issues. If you feel the well documented risks are worth your life or your partners life then I dont think anyone can stop you.Because of the risks of patient-to-patient transmission of respiratory infection, CF patients must keep their distance from each other.Yet the complexity of the disease and the immense challenges it imposes on patients and their families call for connections among those patients, their families and caregivers.
Which of the following statement if made by the mother would indicate to the nurse the need for further teaching about the medication regimen of the child?I would not recommend it because of cross infections. Another story of a CF couple was recently in the news, comparing them to the characters in the movie The Fault in Our Stars. She ended up with Cepacia and lost the rest of her lung function.Her states Medicaid didnt want to pay for a transplant, and her nearby hospitals didnt do transplants for people with B. In the end, the news story generated enough sympathies to open the resources for her to go to Boston for a transplant.Also educate parents on the need to keep routine follow-up appointments for medication,laboratory, and general checkups.Teach the patient or parents proper insulin administration and the appropriate signs and symptoms of high and low glucose levels.