Tag: HEALTH CARE

Testing for Clostridium difficile Infection

Testing for Clostridium difficile Infection

Hello, my name is Dr. Carolyn Gould. I’m a medical officer in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion at CDC, and I’m happy to speak with you today as part of the CDC Expert Video Commentary Series on Medscape. In this video commentary, I’d like to address laboratory testing for

Scripps Health: Liver Disease Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

– Liver disease is anything that causes irritation or inflammation in the liver that then can result in scar tissue formation in the liver. As more and more scar tissue forms in the liver, then you can develop cirrhosis which basically means end-stage scar tissue in the liver where the

Can You Live Without a Liver

The liver is a vital organ in the body. it is located in the upper right quadrant of the abdomen, below the diaphragm. The liver has a lot of functions, Such as detoxification of various metabolites, protein synthesis, and the production of biochemicals necessary for digestion. It is the largest

General Medical Information : How Is a Staph Infection Transmitted?

General Medical Information : How Is a Staph Infection Transmitted?

Hi, I’m doctor Savage. I’m here to describe how staph infection is transmitted. Staph is a type of bacteria that is transmittable and staph itself actually is in multiple parts of the environment. It can be on this desktop, it can be on my clothes, but when someone has an

Developing draft national infection prevention and control standards for community services

Developing draft national infection prevention and control standards for community services

today HIQA has published draft national infection prevention and control standards for community care services these standards applied to services delivered in the community for example services provided by public health nurses, community nurses, GP practices, ambulance services and nursing homes these standards are draft because we want to hear