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4 big hospitals face penalties for infection rates

...avoided, from falls to bloodstream infections for patients with catheters.The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services identified...and 2013 had seven patients with blood clots and three with catheter-associated urinary tract infections. One patient fell...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-29/4-big-hospitals-face-penalties-infectio
State
Home, sweet home birth

...certain medications to manage bleeding, medications for baby, tools and everything to do stitches after birth, bed pans, catheters, equipment to monitor the baby and to insert an IV, though that's not common to do - she has several bags. Another thing...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2013-09-22/home-sweet-home-birth
Neighbors
Outside editorial: Rule ends a terrible Medicare practice

...eight conditions the medical community views as wholly "preventable" - including bedsores, infections caused by unchanged catheters and leaving an object behind in the patient after surgery - will no longer qualify for higher payment. Instead, hospitals...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082707/opi_20070827009.shtml
Opinion
University School of Nursing to hold ceremony for graduates

...Mendelsohn, MeLissa Rose and Rachael Sturrock. Over the past two years, the Juneau students learned to start IVs, urinary catheters, take blood pressure and dress wounds at a lab set-up at the Bill Ray Center. They attended weekly video conferences and...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/121309/nei_535155783.shtml
Woman offers to donate kidney to friend's 12-year-old daughter

...issues at The sterile preparations are a daily bedtime ritual before Brandie is attached, via a surgically implanted abdominal catheter, to an automated peritoneal dialysis machine that cleans her blood while she sleeps. It's been this way ever since she...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052707/sta_20070527014.shtml
News
Man's best friend?

...is cheapest. This is when they air all the slightly irregulars. You know, commercials for Survival Seeds, mail-order catheters and the Shake Weight. Turn your gold to cash. Learn a foreign language in six weeks. Herbally enhance yourself. Join the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012311/nei_774781422.shtml
Neighbors
In need of a kidney transplant

...Other than the fact that she needs a kidney transplant, what really makes things difficult for her is the 6-inch-long catheter coming out of her chest. "If I start to perspire, there is a chance it might get infected, and then I'd have to go back...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011710/nei_550652625.shtml
Heart-stopping surgery for a heart-stopping cost

...in a shop repairing truck tires. Next they hook you up to the heart-lung machine with a spaghetti of tubes, wires and catheters. The team - 11 people in my case - then stops your heart by clamping off the aorta and flushing its chambers with a cocktail...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/122709/opi_539990685.shtml
2-year-old battles for his life

...people require emergency surgery. "He knows about surgery," Tristan's mother said. She was with him when he had a heart catheter inserted this summer in a one-hour procedure. The boy also had his tonsils and adenoids removed to help with his respiration...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092906/loc_20060929011.shtml
News
If you benefit from Hospice and Home Care, thank a nurse

...involve teaching family members to dress a wound, monitoring medications for patients, applying intravenous medications and catheter care, or dressing wounds that require professional nursing skill. "It's a learning process every day, and the nurses...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092607/nei_20070926002.shtml
Neighbors

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