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what are skilled nursing facilities?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Level of care needed: A skilled nursing facility describes a center catering to the needs of patients who need a level of care sometimes requiring the skills of a nurse but not that of a hospital. Included are those needing help with body functions, feeding, medications or mobility at various ages. Generally, a treatment plan coordinated with a physician monitored by the nurses is part of the process.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 35 years experience
SNFs: These are nursing homes that provide skilled nursing, a step up from those facilities that are just homes for the aged. The skilled needs can be a wide variety of things: complicated medication administration, wound care, physical therapy, intravenous medications, rehabilitation, feeding assistance with feeding tubes, etc. These facilities HAV extensive rules and regulations at the federal state l.

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Is there a nursing supplement I can use?

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Dr. Pamela Lindor
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Yes: There are some supplements for breastfeeding moms which are generally considered safe. Before deciding to use one, please consult a lactation specialist or your doctor. Remember to continue taking your prenatal vitamins and plenty of fluid. Your nutrition is very important now, just like during pregnancy, so follow a healthy diet.
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My baby is constantly nursing. Is this normal?

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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Yes: This is normal. Most of this is likely true feeding and necessary but some babies will use breastfeeding s a pacifier. Essentially true feeding is vigorous and consistent. Suck, suck, breath... Pacifying feeding is 30-40 minutes later and more like suck, snooooooooze, suck, snoooooze. During this phase of feeding baby isnt eating, just pacifying. That feeding can be stopped.
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A 36-year-old member asked:

What can I do if my baby is not getting enough milk from nursing?

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Dr. Michael Pappas
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Formula: Continue to breast feed, and use a supplement. The most common are soy or cow based formulas. Nurse first, then "top" your little off with formula. While i know you would like to nurse exclusively, sometimes mother nature needs a little extra. Please also refer my answer to using the herb fenugreek for increase milk production.
A 29-year-old member asked:

Will all skilled nursing facilities provide IV therapy?

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Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 46 years experience
Usually not: Some nh who have rn round the clock can administer IV medications. Most of them do not provide this service.
A 37-year-old member asked:

How do a skilled nursing facilities make money?

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Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 46 years experience
Insurance : Most of the patients admitted to nh have medicare/medicaid. Skilled nursing homes bill to the insurance companies for the services.

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