Posts Tagged ‘Contact Precautions’

As it became more apparent today that our surgical admission is turning into a much more open-ended one, I found myself with a new concern other than just my son’s recovery from his latest surgery. Will he contract another infection or other issue? This is always on my mind during any contact with medical staff, and let’s face it, the hospital is the worst place in the world for a sick person. Especially when that individual is immune compromised. Ironic isn’t is? That irony ranks right up there with getting rest in a hospital. As I once said about the hospital culture; Want rest or to be left alone and they come one by one, but need something and not a soul can be found. Back to the topic now. Hospital infections and more importantly how we as parents and caregivers can help minimize the exposure, at least to your precious one. This article is not meant to bash the healthcare staff of hospitals, but rather raise awareness to parents to help advocate and potentially reduce the spread of these infections[….]

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