|By Jennifer Bernath (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #1) on Sunday, January 1, 2006 - 12:05 am:|
My husband and I have always fantasized about leaving it all in New York and moving to Bonaire with our two girls. We just don't know a lot about the medical care there. Any time we have visited it hasn't been an issue. If there is a major accident or illness what happens? I would love any feedback from anyone with experience or knowledge.
|By Tish (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #622) on Sunday, January 1, 2006 - 9:09 am:|
Welcome to Bonaire Talk, Jennifer!!!
|By pat murphy (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #547) on Sunday, January 1, 2006 - 12:30 pm:|
jennifer, welcome to bonaire talk. i haven't had any medical problems while on bonaire but have spoken to one of the doctors about a friends medical problem and have heard reports from others who have had to see a doctor while there. everything i've heard is positive.
|By Ruth van Tilburg (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #463) on Sunday, January 1, 2006 - 12:36 pm:|
I've posted a lot about this subject, especially the insurance part--so try some keyword searches re: medical care, health insurance, etc.
|By Ann Phelan (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #2029) on Sunday, January 1, 2006 - 3:41 pm:|
I have been sick lately. I have an MD that is easy to see and very kind. It is 20.00 USD for each MD visit. I had a battery of blood work, 8 tests I recall) for 100.00 USD. Odd thing was the tech did not wear gloves..she explained if she got pricked it would still go thru the glove?? I am still pondering this one..
|By Vince DePietro (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #166) on Monday, January 2, 2006 - 7:07 am:|
I was very impressed with the hospital when I had ear problms several years ago. Was promptly treated & walked out with a bill 1/10th of what it would have been back in the litigious United States.
|By Karin van Veen (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #1746) on Monday, January 2, 2006 - 7:35 am:|
Ann, the tech is right about the gloves, for her own protection, it is not sufficient, as the needle will go right through the gloves. For your protection, her hands don't need to be sterile, the needle has to be. She just has to be careful not to touch the needle or the puncture wound with her hands. Being a technician myself, I have also learned that you are more careful and aware of what you are touching when you are bare-handed, then when you wear gloves,....
|By pat murphy (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #555) on Monday, January 2, 2006 - 8:35 pm:|
ann, yes the needle will go thru the gloves...but if she has even a small cut on her hand, it could allow viruses or bacteria to get into her system even without a needlestick. when i first started working we never wore gloves but by the time i retired it was second nature.
|By carter farrell (BonaireTalker - Post #32) on Friday, January 6, 2006 - 6:56 pm:|
Karin, As Pat states even a microscopic abrasion /cut in her hand or even her nail bed would be open for infection. Worse still is the fact that the patient's blood, even in microscopic amounts could be passed on to the next patient she inserts the needle in. A quick washing of hands between patients would not eliminate this problem which explains why surgeons scrub (literally scrub)with antiseptic soap solutions (even if they are to use gloves)!
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