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Title - Intensive Care Rehabilitation ManualDescription - When you have been ill, it can take quite a while to get back to feeling your normal self. Exactly how long this will take will depend on things like the length of time you have been ill, whether you have lost a lot of weight and whether your illness means that you will have to change some aspects of your lifestyle.
- Infection Control
Title - Information for inpatient contacts of Carbapenemase Producing Enterobacterales (CPE)Description - Carbapenemases are enzymes (chemicals), made by some strains of these bacteria, which allow them to destroy carbapenem antibiotics and so the bacteria are said to be resistant to the antibiotics.
Title - Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci (VRE)Description - Enterococci are bacteria found in the faeces of most humans and many animals. These organisms usually just live in the bowel and cause no harm whatsoever. Occasionally they may cause infection e.g. urinary tract infection and wound infection.
- Information for Patients and Carers
Title - Your discharge from hospitalDescription - You are here because you need treatment that can only be provided in hospital. Most patients are admitted to hospital through the Emergency Department. Initially you may be cared for in an observation or assessment ward, before moving to a different area of the hospital. This is to make sure you receive the most appropriate care for your needs.