- At work we have to follow policy and procedure on everything, and there is one on handling blood-borne pathogens. I've never seen or heard of one on airborne contaminants. Since prison is one of the most common locations for TB exposure, why not?
- We check and report multiple times per shift on mechanical rooms and tool inventories. Who is accountable for making sure the negative rooms are functioning properly?
- As soon as I was found to be a positive carrier for TB, they gave me a mask and told me to go get a chest x-ray. Why didn't they have concern for my family or others who I was in contact with?
- When did the negative pressure rooms actually fail? How long were workers and staff exposed?
- The night they sent me home, they provided face masks to all the staff for protection. Why not the inmate workers in the Palliative Care Unit?
- Is the Department of Corrections prepared for this disease I now have, I have for life? My Maximum Medical Improvement date is now Nov. 1, 2014. Is that a realistic date, or will these latent granulomas be part of me forever?
Sunday, February 2, 2014
What's really bugging me...
What is really bothering me about this whole event is: