The Hospital Water Supply as a Source of Nosocomial Infections
I’ve always said that hospitals are a dangerous place to be!! Chalk up yet another reason. I have to relay a recent experience. I had one of my oldest patient fall and break her hip. Hip replacement surgery followed and she was placed into a rehab/nursing facility. I gave her daughter Vitamin C and zinc (both are excellent for wound healing — vitamin C can be a limiting factor for formation of connective tissue; without it healing can slow down). The nursing staff went apoplexic and took them away and said they needed to ask the doctor. Of course, the doctor denied them and wrote a prescription for multivitamin (which are notoriously low quality). The ignorance of this situation is astounding and all too familiar.