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Does the hospital bed mattress prevent bedsores?

Does the hospital bed mattress prevent bedsores?

No. Pressure relief : Mattresses rarely prevent pressure sores with the exception of a few very expensive models that may have per issues such as hygiene. Only pressure relief prevents pressure sores. ...Read more

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What would a dying stroke patient look like lying in a hospital bed?

What would a dying stroke patient look like lying in a hospital bed?

Coma: Patients dying from a stroke near the end of their life are in a comatose state. They are unresponsive, the eyes may or may not be open but they are not seeing, they cannot speak and often have deep sonorous respirations like snores and gasps. It is all distressing for a family who is at their bedside. ...Read more

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Can your hands swell from sitting in a hospital bed for 2 weeks with your hands at your side?

Can your hands swell from sitting in a hospital bed for 2 weeks with your hands at your side?

That'sASwellQuestion: A lot more than that can happen if you are in bed for two straight weeks. It's important that a nurse tries to get you to move as soon as possible when in the hospital. And if you can't, then to move you(by rolling and changing your positions frequently)and to make sure your body circulation gets optimized, otherwise stagnation sets in and you get swelling, pressure sores and the like. Get moving! ...Read more

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Please explain what do you call the bag of water beside your bed you're connected to when in hospital?

Please explain what do you call the bag of water beside your bed you're connected to when in hospital?

IV fluid: Most patients in the hospital will have an IV which is a very small tube that allows fluid and medication to be administered. The bag of water is usually either Normal Saline or lactated ringers- water with nutrients added ...Read more

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I was doing a in hospital stay and a student was alone, came to my bed and part of questions were "are you gay?" is this orthodox? Unethical?

I was doing a in hospital stay and a student was alone, came to my bed and part of questions were "are you gay?" is this orthodox? Unethical?

May be not: Usually students are trained with residents and attending physicians. They have to gather a history and perform physical of certain number of patients. When they take history they keep missing points and keep coming to the patients to ask more questions. Also, they don't have adequate skills to ask questions without offending the patients. I assume he did not know how to frame the question. ...Read more

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