Surgical Infections

Protecting yourself from the dangers of getting a Staph infection following a surgical procedure is a pretty straight forward subject you would think. This however is not so in this modern age of medical science and practicing procedures. The many ever present dangers are vast from the unclean and improper sanitation of the operating room, operating tools and the very personnel you trust to perform your surgical procedure. It has become a common issue in hospital facilities and medical clinics for a patient to enter an operating room for a surgical procedure and leave the operating table infected with a disease called Staph infection. This can be a life threatening disease.

The many variations and resistant strains that have come to be known to science and the medical field are very troublesome. These strains of Staph infection offer a very challenging task of controlling their spread to human hosts. Staph commonly called (Staphylococcus aureus) lives on the human skin of almost every human being. This is normal and causes no problem unless the Staph is introduced to the blood stream of the host. The real problem comes when a surgical instrument that has not been sterilized properly and is contaminated with the Staph (Staphylococcus aureus) organism living on it. When a surgical instrument is used and breaks the blood skin barrier the Staph organism becomes transferred to the host via the blood stream. This contamination causes some grave results. These results range from simple lesions and sores that go away after a few days to more complicated ones. It is not uncommon for the staph infected host’s heart and livers to be damaged as a result of the poor sterilization and contraction of this deadly infection. This infection can very simply put, take your life!

Knowing that your surgeon and the hosting medical facility engage in proper sterilization of their equipment is a definite must. It’s very easy to be contaminated due to improper sterilization procedures. Proper sterilization means that usually the medical equipment and operating tools are out sourced to a company specializing in this type of decontamination and sterilization procedures. The type of sterilization equipment needed to do this properly is very expensive need a closed sterile environment to be effective. Again the statement of how important it is to have properly sterilized equipment can’t be stressed enough it truly can mean the difference between life and death.