Radio Show with Dr. Mark Davis on how to protect yourself and family from infection during medical procedures.

Sunday, September 13, 2015 | By William Tinker | 2 Comments

Dr. Mark Davis is the author of “Irresponsible; What Surgeons Won’t Tell You and how to Protect Yourself” (2015 Amazon.com), a must read for a member of every family. Sooner or later, everyone, or a family member, will face surgery or an invasive medical procedure, such as dialysis or colonoscopy. DrMarkDavisAuthor of over 40 medical articles and several books, he will discuss how patients can empower themselves and take charge of their own treatment, by learning how best to identify a safe surgeon and a safe facility.

Dr. Davis is a surgeon with 40 years of experience who has worked as an operating room safety consultant for the past 20 years. He has worked with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to develop patient and healthcare worker safety guidelines. He specializes in preventing a growing problem: the spread of HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C resulting from contaminated medical equipment and from needle sticks and other sharp object injuries during surgical procedures.

Show Time: Thursday September 17th. 9 pm Eastern, 8 Central and 6 pm Pacific.

We encourage Patients and family along with medical professionals to listen and take part in this much needed discussion.

On the Internet go to http://www.blogtalkradio.com/dialysisadvocates

Call in 347-857-3961 if you want to ask a question hit #1 on your dial.

Next radio show will be October 15th.

 

 

2 Comments to Radio Show with Dr. Mark Davis on how to protect yourself and family from infection during medical procedures.

  1. September 13, 2015, by Jimmie

    Eagerly awaiting your show tomorrow night. My mom is starting dialysis tomorrow. She’s 76 years old and lives in a different state then me and I like to know if you have any information or resources for me the best way I could help or support her?

    Any helpful tips or positive feed back will be great.

    Thank you

    Jimmie

  2. September 13, 2015, by Bill

    Thanks for your interest.
    To answer your question and to inform any other patients or family members who might have the same type of questions here’s a short list.
    1. Be informed, ask questions.
    2. Document every thing.
    3. If you have a problem with a Doctor, tech or clinic administration keep in civil.
    4. Follow the instructions on fluid intake and diet.
    5. While you will be told that any complaints are held confidential, we find that not to true.
    6. Ask questions of your Dr. and staff as to what physical and mental feelings your mother may feel while going through dialysis. Many patient go in blind as to the whole physiological and mental conditions that they may face.

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