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Travel Nurses?My arse!

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James1985
Moderator

Has anyone ever been to see there nurse at their local gps and realise that they dont really know what they are talking about.

i mean obviously they do but ive seen three and when it comes to jabs etc they seem pretty clueless and i find myself telling them what i need.All they do is go on a website that i already know about and tell me what i already know,then try and get extortionate amounts of money out of me.

When i told one of them i wasnt going to have a rabies jab because i didnt want to pay £100 for something that didnt actually prevent it she told me it did.When i told her it didnt she went and got the doctor who told her it didnt.

Maybe i just have stupid nurses down here.i wish my mum who works at the hospital would just nick the jabs and malaria tabs for me.Wishful thinking!


-x-Hanz-x-
Participant

I had this problem when i phoned about jabs once, the woman was rude and had no idea what she was talking about, when i asked her if i needed a particular one she was like “i don’t think so”, it’s like well can you find out because i need to know.


flashpacker
Participant

These are two unfortunate and isolated cases. One must never generalise in the sense that if my nurse is ignorant, so all nurses up and down the country in GPs Surgeries will be the same. If Sarah Palin is a bimbo and thick, it doesn’t mean all American ladies are Bimbo and thick.

RABIES : Sure, rabies vaccination doesn’t prevent Rabies. But itdoes give that extra vital 24 hours to reach a hospital and get Anti-Rabies jabs. Another thing to remember is, when an un-immunised person is bitten by a Rabied animal, once the symptoms appear, HE MUST DIE. there is no treatment. So, think carefully. Life is much more precious than hundred quids.


James1985
Moderator

So if you get bitten by a rabid animal and you havent been imunised you WILL die.No matter what?


Theonlyelliot
Participant

So if you get bitten by a rabid animal and you havent been imunised you WILL die.No matter what?

No. The vaccine gives you extra time to get medical attention and lessens the number of vaccinations needed to combat being bitten by a rabid animal.


James1985
Moderator

so flash is talking shit then.I didnt think that was right!


Theonlyelliot
Participant

I think you just misunderstood what Flash said. If you get bitten by a rabid animal, it doesn’t mean that you’ll die, but you will need medical attention. If you start to show symptoms after a bite, then you will die.

The difference is, that if you’re vaccinated you’ve got extra time before you’d normally show symptoms, around 24hours extra which could mean the difference between you getting to a hospital without symptoms or not.

The recovery procedure is also less problematic for someone who has been vaccinated.


deleted-user
Participant

nah flash said once the symptoms appear ur a dead man….. so if ur eyes start getting dilated and u start foaming at the mouth…. it means u best make urself comfortable and phone home to tell ur folks u love them 😯


flashpacker
Participant

so flash is talking shit then.I didnt think that was right!

😯 😯 😯

It does give some protection. If it didn’t, why would it be given ? It gives 24 hours to get appropriate treatment. Without it, one doesn’t have the luxury of 24 hours. rememer, if bitten in an isolated, remote area, and not covered, what would happen ? What is the guarantee that one would trekk to a hospital in time for that precious vaccine and medical treatmnt. Just suppose that that paticular hospital has run out of serum that very day and tell you you go to another one 100 miles or one day trek away ?

When someone is not immunised against Rabies is bitten by a Rabid animal and was unfortunate enough not to get medical help in time, will develop rabies symptoms. This is like flue symptoms to start with. Then when Virus spread and attack Nervous Symptoms, full flaged disease appear that include fear of water, rigidity, difficulty in swallowing, aversion to everything, confusion etc leading to system failure and death. It is a horrndous way of dying.


James1985
Moderator

oh right yeah well obviously you would get medical help in 24 hours.Sorry Flash,being a dumbass there.

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