Are Bloodborne Pathogens a Risk Outside of the Medical Field?

Let’s face it. Bloodborne pathogens and the threat they pose to the human population aren’t anything new. Nevertheless, the threat of long-term complications that are associated with the contraction of bloodborne diseases shouldn’t be ignored. While the CDC estimates that over 5 million healthcare workers and those in related fields are at risk for contracting…

Protecting the Dignity of Elderly Loved Ones: Addressing Fecal Incontinence in a Respectful Manner

Fecal incontinence is a relatively widespread problem among older adults. The fact is that specifically ascertaining how many older people suffer from fecal incontinence is challenging. Fecal incontinence is a medical condition that is embarrassing to those people that suffer from it. As a result, those who suffer from this condition oftentimes try to hide…

What Are Blood Pathogens?

Unless you’ve lived a particularly sheltered existence, you’ve somewhat of a basic understanding that exposure to blood and other bodily fluids can present some sort of health risk. You probably realize that is because another person’s blood and bodily fluids can contain what routinely are called germs, un-seeable particles that cause diseases. In fact, blood…

Elderly Bowel Incontinence: Preserving the Dignity of a Senior Parent with Uncontrolled Bowel Issues

A variety of health issues can cause an elderly person to suffer from bowel incontinence. This type of incontinence is a condition in which an individual lacks proper control over his or her bowels. As a consequence, an elderly person laboring under this condition has a propensity for defecating in unfortunate locations. Simply, they oftentimes…

Overview of the Causes and Consequences of Elderly Bowel Incontinence

Bowel incontinence, also known as feces incontinence, is a relatively common problem plaguing older adults, men and women in their Golden Years. In basic terms, bowel incontinence is the inability of a person to control bowel movements. A person with bowel incontinence is prone to accidental defecation. In other words, a person suffering from this…