WAHospitalQuality.org makes it easy to see and compare hospital quality scores. Search by type of care, look at all hospitals in a region, learn more about how to be an informed, engaged patient, or view a short video about this site.
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Don’t be afraid to ask why you need an indwelling bladder catheter before one is inserted. Catheters can cause bacteria to enter the body and cause a urinary tract infections (UTI).
Optimal blood pressure is less than 120/80 mm Hg (systolic pressure is 120 AND diastolic pressure is less than 80). Prehypertension is systolic pressure from 120-139 systolic OR diastolic pressure from 80-89. High blood pressure is systolic pressure of 140 or higher OR diastolic pressure of 90 or higher.
When blood pressure is higher, your heart has to work harder. Visit the American Heart Association for more information.