My husband is a RN, I am nursing school. My husband I routinely discuss our patients, without breaching confidentiality (no names, no identifying information whatsoever). We discuss the various conditions we deal with and how they are treated, the nursing profession in general, etc.I have looked at our states board of nursing site and it does not help with my question, so that is why I am posting here.My husband has a patient who presented with necrotizing fasciitis and kidney failure which she receives dialysis for three days per week. When the patient was first admitted, the NF was limited to her leg, but was very severe. She has been surgically debrided 10 times now. She has been at this hospital for over two months now. Last week, despite no improvement, she was transfered to the floor (she had been in the ICU). Due to her renal failure, she cannot take vanc or any other strong antibiotic. She is putting out about 10cc of urine q 4 hrs. She is 36 years old with young children. Her NF has spread to her abdomen. Originally, her wounds were being packed with a diluted bleach solution, now they are packed with saline. She is scared and is beginning to ask questions about whether or not she is going to be ok. The doctors won't answer her questions.This particular hospital where my husband is a travel nurse has documented on her condition and brought it to the attention of her doctor, who claimed it was surgery's problem. He has also brought this to the attention of his charge nurse and the other nurses on his rotation and the incoming rotation. This hospital does not have a wound care nurse, nor do they have an infection control nurse.My question is this:Can nurses independently go to the hospital's social worker to get someone else on board to advocate for the patient? He is worried that what he charted will "disappear" from her chart. He has advised the patient and the the patients family demand answers from the surgeon and her doctor. What else is he allowed to do to advocate for this patient? According to my husband, he thinks she should be transfered to a hospital that has a wound care nurse or maybe even a hyperbaric chamber (which can help with the healing process depending on whether the organism is aerobic or anaerobic). It is obvious to him and the other nurses that she is getting worse, not better and it seems as though the doctors aren't providing her with answers or aggressive care.There are two hospitals located within three blocks of the hospital where is working. Both have hyperbaric chambers and wound care nurses, one has a burn unit. What else can he do to advocate for her? It is a sad situation. She is of a certain culture that does not tend to ask questions about their condition. But this patient has opened up to my husband and has expressed her fear, asked directly about her wound, and has expressed frustration about her doctor's refusal to answer questions.He said he wrote several pages documenting this. He even attached a sticky note (taped down to the page) about the patients fears, questions, etc.Please, someone, anyone, tell me what YOU would do and what is generally in the scope of a nurses practice. Can he call in social work? Who else can he go to? Report to JHACO? The hospital is a very terrible place (not just because of this, but other issues too) so he isn't sure if going up the chain of command would do anything, but he knows he has to try despite the possible futility.ANY advice or suggestions are much appreciated. Thank you very much for reading this. AdriP.S. the NF is so bad that it takes all the nurses on the rotation to assist with wound packing. It is extremely deep in their opinion, could break through the abdominal wall at any time. So this is an emergency situation.