hospitals

blackcloaksoldier  asked:

I'm looking for a specific soulmate fic, basically when you are about 4, you start to feel your soul mate, and as you get older, you dream about them. You feel their strongest emotions and also if they are in physical pain.

Light In The Hallway - (tw) Dan and Phil have a bond that allows them to feel things the other feels. So when Dan starts to get abused, Phil can feel every punch and scratch. He worries about the boy with the brown eyes that he’s only ever seen in his dreams; the boy that was made for him, that the universe had created just for him to be his perfect match, his soulmate.

- Emily

Orlando hospitals didn’t charge the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting for their treatment. Those wounded in the tragedy collectively owed about $5.5 million in medical bills, but local hospitals announced they would write off all out-of-pocket fees, saying “many organizations, individuals and charities have reached out to Orlando Health to show their support. This is simply our way of paying that kindness forward.” Source Source 2

Linda Vista Community Hospital

Now closed, this hospital acts as a location to film horror themed movies, T.V. shows and music videos. Movies and T.V shows like Buffy, Insidious 2, and Suicide Kings have been filmed here. It has also become the subject of several paranormal investigations.

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There is a group of brothers in Sydney, Australia that visit prisons to meet brothers, the sick and unhealthy in hospitals and the elderly at their homes.

The pictures above show them buying toys for a young girl called Mariam who just had surgery and they go visit her to surprise her with all of the toys. May Allah reward them, ameen!

This is their facebook page: Brothers in Need

Allah will help a person so long as he is helping his brother.

[Sahih Muslim 2699]

I spend a lot of my time sitting in waiting rooms looking like this

Today there was only one magazine and a leaflet on infection control

The infection control leaflet wasn’t very interesting, although I do now know how to sneeze correctly. I picked up the magazine and it was all like

Even if I was getting married, why would I need to know the names of 5 different shops I could buy lanterns shaped like teacups from? It continued with all this stuff about 

and

 At around page 58 I got so bored I started drawing fake spaghetti spills and moustaches on all of them and then

There, staring back at me glossily was the most beautiful arrangement of raw fish I had ever seen. 

I was all glazed over like this

Come on. It’s a truckload of motherfucking sushi, but stacked up in fancy tiers. And just. Sushi cake. suuuushi wedding cake. 

In Japan’s universal health care system, Hospitals, by law, must be run as non-profit and be managed by physicians. For-profit corporations are not allowed to own or operate hospitals.

Patients are free to select physicians or facilities of their choice and cannot be denied coverage. 

Also

Japan has about three times as many hospitals per capita as the US and, on average, Japanese people visit the hospital more than four times as often as the average American.

I guess, that’s the reason they live so long..

independent.co.uk
The UK has 'one of the worst healthcare systems in the developed world'
The UK has one of the worst healthcare systems in the developed world according to a damning new report which said the nation has an “outstandingly poor” record of preventing ill health.

Hospitals are now so short-staffed and underequipped that people are also dying needlessly because of a chronic lack of investment. The verdict, from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), will make embarrassing reading for David Cameron who denied the cash-strapped NHS is heading for its worst winter crisis.

Staff are too rushed to improve levels of care that have in many areas fallen below countries such as Turkey, Portugal and Poland. Almost 75,000 more doctors and nurses are needed to match standards in similar countries the OECD said in its annual Health at a Glance study comparing the quality of healthcare across 34 countries.

While access to care is “generally good” the quality of care in the UK is “poor to mediocre” across several key health areas, obesity levels are “dire” and the NHS struggles to get even the “basics” right, the report said citing a lack of investment over the last six years.

Britain was placed on a par with Chile and Poland as countries still lagging behind the best performers in survival following diagnosis for different types of cancer. The UK came 21st out of 23 countries on cervical cancer survival, 20th out of 23 countries on breast and bowel cancer survival and 19th out of 31 countries on stroke.

100 Things You Learn Third Year of Medical School

So every year I’ve been writing these lists of 100 things you learn in each year of medical school (Found here). I am incredibly excited this year to bring you my list of 100 Things You Learn in your Third Year of Medical School.

This list contains advice about how to function on the floor, how to study, and how to handle your work-life imbalance. Click through to find such advice as:
• Whatever size scrubs you wear will be the least common size to find. Take as many pairs as you can find and stockpile them.
• EVERY procedure in OB requires shoe covers. Better to not need them than to have forgotten them
• Night shifts only come in two flavors: Insanely busy or so quiet you can not keep your eyes open.
• The best residents will notice when you’re sitting around doing nothing and will send you home—the worst residents will forget you’re even there.
• Falling asleep at 9pm is nothing to be ashamed of—in fact be proud of it.
• Get comfortable with being uncomfortable.

Best of luck all you new MS3s!

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A Copper Bedrail Could Cut Back On Infections For Hospital Patients

Checking into a hospital can boost your chances of infection. That’s a disturbing paradox of modern medical care.

And it doesn’t matter where in the world you’re hospitalized. From the finest to the most rudimentary medical facilities, patients are vulnerable to new infections that have nothing to do with their original medical problem. These are referred to as healthcare-acquired infections, healthcare-associated infections or hospital-acquired infections. Many of them, like pneumonia or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), can be deadly.

The World Health Organization estimates that “each year, hundreds of millions of patients around the world are affected” by healthcare-acquired infections. In the United States, the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion in the Health and Human Services Department estimates that 1 in 25 inpatients has a hospital-related infection. In developing countries, estimates run higher.

Hospital bed safety railings are a major source of these infections. That’s what Constanza Correa, 33, and her colleagues have found in their research in Santiago, Chile. They’ve taken on the problem by replacing them, since 2013, with railings made of copper, an anti-microbial element.

Copper definitely wipes out microbes. “Bacteria, yeasts and viruses are rapidly killed on metallic copper surfaces, and the term "contact killing” has been coined for this process,“ wrote the authors of an article on copper inApplied and Environmental Microbiology. That knowledge has been around a very long time. The journal article cites an Egyptian medical text, written around 2600-2000 B.C., that cites the use of copper to sterilize chest wounds and drinking water.

Continue reading.

Photo: A copper bedrail can kill germs on contact. (Courtesy of CopperBioHealth)

Look…I hate to be the pessimist here…but…

I keep seeing this post about new fashionable hospital gowns.

As someone who has collectively spent months upon months in the hospital…fancy hospital gowns aren’t going to make a difference. They really aren’t. I understand the passion. I understand the desire to help make a difference. But this latest trend of making a hospital aesthetically pleasing is completely pointless. No patients’ lives are going to be better if they have a cool design on their hospital gown, which is probably going to end up being covered with bodily fluids anyway. Nobody’s going to be more relaxed or happier if their gown is a different color as opposed to light pastel green. Nobody’s going to look back on their time in the hospital and say, “You know what, everything else sucked, but darn it, those hospital gowns were so fashionable that they balance out the fact that I was puking up blood.”

Take it from someone who has practically grown up with the nearby children’s hospital as my second home, who has seen all of the quirky paintings on the walls and the Disney characters and the murals. They…they’re nice. To an extent. But not as much as you might think. If anything, they’re just going to set up triggers. I’m 22 and I still scowl every time I see Nemo because he was painted on the wall of the surgical elevator and the orderlies would have you find him when you were being wheeled to the OR. Didn’t help. At all.

I understand that abled people are trying to make hospitals more cheerful but believe me, there are far better things that you could invest your money in than making the hospital aesthetically pleasing.

Like play rooms. Invest in play rooms. Play rooms are the best.

Or, you know, life saving medical treatments and research.

Or play rooms.

Anything but aesthetic.

Hospital OTP Prompts

I’m really scared to get this injection but you kissed me as it went in to distract me AU

I just woke up from surgery and the doctor asked if I knew you and I respond “Never seen them before. Pretty cute though” AU

You were in a coma and when you woke up I asked if you were okay and you told me that me talking to you was distracting you AU

I’m a bit loopy on the drugs they gave me for the pain and I told you that I love you and it’s the only thing I remember afterwards AU

The doctor is constantly telling you off cause you keep making my heart beat go faster when you’re talking to me AU

We’re picking up a newborn child to adopt today and you’re over excited and haven’t stopped smiling since last night AU

Something went wrong during a surgery/procedure and when I come round you’re angry at me because I nearly left you AU