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4 big hospitals face penalties for infection rates

...officer of Alaska Regional Hospital, said the hospital between 2012 and 2013 had seven patients with blood clots and three with catheter-associated urinary tract infections. One patient fell, and six experienced bacteria that can cause diarrhea and intestinal...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Murkowski to undergo 2nd heart procedure

...Murkowski this time, Manly said. The procedure involves inserting a catheter to inject dye for an angiogram. Once the blockage is revealed through an X-ray, a catheter and a guide wire is used to position a sausage-shaped balloon at the...
My Turn: Abortion battle continues on anniversary of legalization delivered feet first except for the head. The abortionist uses scissors to puncture the skull and then with a suction catheter he evacuates the skull contents followed by delivery of the dead infant. This form of legalized murder shocked Americans and...


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