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MRSA in Maine, media coverage

The Maine State Nurses Association had a board meeting yesterday and invited media to attend.  We had a brief press conference and there was a good attendance.

Two of our local TV stations covered, Maine public broadcasting network and the Bangor Daily also covered this press conference. 

Here are the links to the video, audio and newspaper coverage.

My comment about the Bangor Daily news coverage is that the meeting was of MSNA and not that of just one local hospital.  The hospital that was quoted gave a negative comment about the future of MRSA screening and that it is “ineffective”.  I know for a fact that the EMMC has never used active detection and in some cases do not use isolation for MRSA. So, if this is their approach and attitude, they will indeed fail.  This screening and the other recommendations for policy change are touted as ineffective only 3 days into it, then their intention is to fail.  I do not understand fear of success, especially when it comes to patients safety and lives. 





I appreciate that all of these interested and talented reporters came to the press conference and realize the significance and importance of protecting Maine patients from Hospital acquired MRSA.

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  1. Friend of Kathy’s
    January 8th, 2010 at 07:21 | #1

    I am so sorry about your father. Like I told you…my dad had a “staph infection” from knee surgery and had to administer IV drugs to himself for a long time at 250.00 a pop. You are doing a tremendous job…keep up the good work and I wish you all the best. Miss you.

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