My dad just received a nice present from the hospital he is in. An ecoli foley infection day seven of his stay which the nurse informed that all patients get. You know it is so common those never events.
But my dad was the lucky one I guess as the PICC I wiitnessed being performed on the patient in bed one was the shocker. I am still not over it. The PA, technician and RN came in for a PICC in ICU on bed one. Needless to say I never saw so many packages opened in my life for a sterile set up. Than rolls in the fluoroscopy which you have got to be kiidding me. I ask if my dad or I or the other two patients should leave the room but am told not to worry as we are 6 feet away. Not sure my dad or patient on opposite side of curtin was six feet away but who cares about scatter right. As if this is not enough four caregivers break the sterile field. The first being the aide who goes to the other side of the drape and takes the patients temperature. No mask nothing. The second the RN who also pulls the curtin aside and looks at a monitor. The third the social worker to see my dad in bed two and the fourth I have no clue what they were even inthe room for. If I had not seen it myself I would not have believed it. All this under fluoro. What am I missing?
Is this what healthcare is coming to?