A young model is dead from a common ailment.
Pseudomonas is a bitch to care for...I remember one case, as a resident, who got a pseudomonas soft tissue infection. Debride until they bleed...we did a lot of derbridement. She got multiple trips to the OR. Note to self : never, never get a vulvar abscess. We ended up chopping off most of her vulva. And the smell!
We are not always miracle workers. Mother Nature is a bitch, and she's smart and wily. We just try to keep up with her. But we're failing. MRSA. VRE. MDRTB.
My hospital now screens every single admission for MRSA. Why? Because if we can show that you had it on admission, it's not a hospital caused event. And we can therefore get PAID for treating it. And there's the public relations factor too...wouldn't look good to get MRSA from the hospital, but if you had it from the community, at least it's not our fault.
Please minimize your use of antibiotics. Support the use of antibiotic free meat/milk. Don't use antibacterial soaps, just scrub your hands the old-fashioned way.
Cuz we're losing the battle.