RUSH COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
Rush County Memorial Hospital
LaCrosse, Ks, 67548
We welcome you to your Community Hospital website. Our hope with this website is to provide a conduit for the county to have access to pertinent Hospital information and projects as well as create opportunity for public feedback to provide the Hospital proper vision for the future.
Our goal is to continuously improve our patient satisfaction through quality of care.
Brenda Legleiter, CEO
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Medical Fun Facts:
Nerve impulses to and from the brain travel as fast as 170 miles per hour. Ever wonder how you can react so fast to things around you or why that stubbed toe hurts right away? It’s due to the super-speedy movement of nerve impulses from your brain to the rest of your body and vice versa, bringing reactions at the speed of a high powered luxury sports car. The brain operates on the same amount of power as 10-watt light bulb. The cartoon image of a light bulb over your head when a great thought occurs isn’t too far off the mark. Your brain generates as much energy as a small light bulb even when you’re sleeping.
Your brain uses 20% of the oxygen that enters your bloodstream. The brain only makes up about 2% of our body mass, yet consumes more oxygen than any other organ in the body, making it extremely susceptible to damage related to oxygen deprivation. So breathe deep to keep your brain happy and swimming in oxygenated cells.
A non-invasive way to check bladder emptying is the use of a portable ultrasound instrument called the Bladder Scan. This scanner can prevent unnecessary catheterization, and reduce the incidence of catheter-related urinary tract infections.
The Bladder Scanner measures bladder volume by the use of ultrasound.
Human bone is as strong as granite in supporting weight. A block of bone the size of a matchbox can support 9 tonnes – that is four times as much as concrete can support.
Each kidney contains 1 million individual filters. They filter an average of around 1.3 liters (2.2 pints) of blood per minute, and expel up to 1.4 liters (2.5 pints) a day of urine.
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