CONTENTS Is CAUTI real? Diagnostic criteria for CAUTI Diagnosis of CAUTI Treatment of CAUTI Prevention Podcast Questions & discussion Pitfalls PDF of this chapter (or create customized PDF) some general principles Urinary tract infections may be...
The surge in U.S. coronavirus cases and growing demand for Covid-19 tests are straining the ability of pharmacies and labs to deliver timely results to consumers, causing delays that hamper efforts to contain the virus.
A Florida mother took her high-risk teenage daughter to a “COVID party” at their church, tried treating the girl at home with unproven drugs when she got sick — and then hailed her as a patriot after she died. Carsyn Davis died June 23, two days...
At some clothing-optional destinations, masks aren’t optional—presenting issues with tan lines and logistics. ‘We don’t have pockets.’
Skeptical ScalpelWhere to keep the masks? “A nude volleyball tournament was switched to a badminton tournament since larger team sports aren’t ideal in a pandemic. Patrons are expected to have masks at the ready in case they go indoors or pass near other vacationers.”
Ketamine, a powerful sedative, might be given by paramedics to calm people who appear agitated. But some medical and legal experts question its use during police calls.
Skeptical Scalpel“Statewide, 427 people were given ketamine for agitation from August 2017 to July 2018, and about 20 percent of patients had to be intubated at a hospital, The Denver Post reported.”
Also, he vomited. Autopsy did not state whether he aspirated.
Skeptical ScalpelHere’s a story about the supposed benefits of moderate alcohol drinking. Among the many loose ends is the lack of a definition of “moderate drinking.” Come on, reporters. Do better.