Medical Isolation My Finnish Experience

Introduction Paraphrasing the words of Upshaw-Owens, M. and  Bailey C., 2012. “By understanding the preventive strategies associated with reducing nosocomial infection, the nurse can impact mortality rates and health care costs. Thus nurses should model and enforce adherence to prevention strategies, such as hand hygiene, contact isolation, and other evidence-based strategies” (nosocomial infections are all…

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Ruusu (Erysipelas) A Painful Skin Infection

Introduction Erysipelas is a bacterial infection of the skin that typically involves the lymphatic system. This infection is also known as St. Anthony’s fire, an accurate description given the rash’s fiery intensity. According to Kirmani, N.; Woeltje, K.; and Babcock, H. 2012, this disease condition was first diagnosed as far back as the 11th century,…

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