4 Reasons Why Antibiotic Prophylaxis Is The Bee's Knees
You may have heard of people going into the hospital for surgery & receiving antibiotics before they even have any incisions. What’s the deal? Overmedicating? Overcompensating? Not so much. Actually, our bodies are more likely to get infected during & after invasive procedures. Research shows that giving antibiotics BEFORE an operation (aka “prophylactically” in medical jargon) helps the patient in the long run. These antibiotics are supplying our body cells with ammo & weapons before the war starts so that we are ready for any pesky invaders.
So, our bodies don’t like foreign outsider organisms (to the cute exchange student with an Australian accent, this is NOT directed at you). But hakuna matata, my friends, because antibiotic prophylaxis
1. Reduces the likelihood a surgical site will become infected. No oozy, smelly wounds to cover for that hot date. Thank you, modern science.
2. Cuts down on wound healing time (less time to play the sick card & binge on netflix, sorry to my fellow lazy bums!)
3. Lowers hospital costs. More moola going to more areas of need = more healthy people. Who isn’t gonna dig that?
4. Shortens hospitalization time. Let’s be real, those hospital gowns are not exactly making a fashion statement.
Note to further preach the beauty of this concept: these benefits are reaped across a BUTTLOAD of different procedures and surgeries types (including colorectal, haha…).
Brought to you by those sweet as honey PNE 268- Nurses with Purses
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