A critically ill person with a MRSA infection is placed in isolation. Anyone who enters must wear a gown or gloves, but not necessarily a mask. The patient is treated with antibiotics (often more than one antibiotic) that the bacteria is susceptible to.
- Q How is critical care medicine different from emergency medicine?
- Q How is a heart attack diagnosed and treated in critical care?
- Q How is hypoxemia treated in critical care?
- Q What are serious complications of surgery?
- Q Should I tell the surgeon about my severe allergies?
- Q What kinds of equipment are necessary for critical care treatment?