How to Prevent Pressure Ulcers in Bedridden Patients - Bedsores, also known as a pressure ulcer, pressure sore, or decubitus ulcer, occur when seniors are immobilized and confined to bed for a prolonged period of time. Unrelieved pressure on specific areas of the body can result in an injury that causes skin breakdown and an open sore. Bedsores typically form over a bony area such as the back, tailbone, buttocks, hip, heels, elbows, and shoulders.
It’s that time of the year to remember that proper hygiene can prevent us from getting sick, though that’s an important message at all times. To that end, Sinai Hospital created an infographic highlighting the four main ways germs like viruses, bacteria and other harmful organisms can enter the body.
The Beryl Institute released a new report, The State of Patient Experience, which reveals the complex reality facing the patient experience movement. The trends are positive, with a continued increase in focus on defining and supporting patient experience efforts. Yet healthcare leaders are only cautiously optimistic about the impact of their efforts
The American HealthCare Crisit: The cost of healthcare is outrageous - In 2011, U.S. healthcare expenditures amounted to $2.7 trillion which happens to be 17.7% of of our national GDP. This infographic shows the current healthcare crisis. The picture definitely isn't a pretty one.
How Social Media Helped 14.5 Million People Watch Brain Surgery - Dr. Kim Dong of Houston’s Memorial Hermann hospital system performed a brain tumor resection surgery on a 21-year-old patient Wednesday morning. But the routine operation came with a catch — outside the surgery room, his every move was relayed on Twitter by hospital staff, and graphic photos and video were posted to Pinterest, YouTube and other platforms. A brain tumor specialist on hand helped answer questions.
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