If anyone has a relative that is in the hospital or nursing home, watch out for bed sores. Bed sore happen when a person lays in one position for to long. The skin or flesh around that area dies because blood cannot feed the tissue. Its a very sad fact, if you don't control these in the elderly your heading for death. The stat is something lke 45% of the elderly who get ones larger than 3 inches die within 6-8 months. Not because of the bed sore but related or circumstances that brought them there.
Also, Non sarcomal disease. This is a disease that a person picks up at the hospital. Lets say you go in for some surgery and you come out sicker that when you went in. Studys are showing the the causing bacteria is called SERATIA. If you get sick in the hospital that is most likely the causative bacteria.
One more thing, watch your nurse! If your nusre isnt washing her or his hands entering and leaving your room, DO NOT LET THEM TOUCH THE PATIENT!!!! Unless their coding DUH. Not washing the hands is BAD BAD BAD. You might as well put a neon sign on the patient that say welcome home germs, party over hear!!!!
One more one more thing. Be afraid of bacteria. Have a healthy fear of it. If your bored look up Bacterial Phages.
I officially now will step down from my soap box.....
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