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how do doctor and nurse carry out their jobs without becoming infected by disease?

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Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
Good hygiene: There are ways you are taught in order not to transfer germs to other patients and to yourself, hand washing is probably the most important thing we do.

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A member asked:

How often should I nurse?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics 22 years experience
In short - on demand: Babies essentially feed 'on demand', meaning they should eat when and how long they wish. On average that may be every 2-3 hours during the day for 30 minutes or so total. At night, it may be a bit more frequent, roughly every 1.5 to 2 hours and 30-40 minutes. Babies are meant to feed more frequently at night for several reasons and that is normal. Feeds longer than that may just be pacifying.
A member asked:

What will happen if I nurse excessively on one side?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sharon Gilliland
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Lop-sided.: If you nurse exclusively from one breast, that breast will enlarge to produce all of the milk necessary for your growing infant. The other breast will not. It will not hurt the baby to nurse on one side only. But you will most likely have asymmetrical breasts.
A member asked:

How long should I nurse for in one sitting?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 23 years experience
About 10-15 min/side: In the first days after delivery, it will likely take a while for your breast milk to come in. Once your milk is in, most babies will effectively be able to nurse about 10-15 minutes per breast for each feeding. As your baby gets older, he/she may become more efficient & able to get the milk out faster than that. Also, some babies nurse from only one side at a time- if so, 20 minutes may suffice.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What are the duties of a home health nurse?

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 35 years experience
HH Nursing: In order to receive home health paid by medicare (or your insurance) you must have two things: a skilled need and you must be home bound. Skilled needs can include all kinds of things: wound care, physical therapy, medication monitoring, intravenous medications, etc. The hh nurse is responsible for creating a plan of care and monitoring which includes weekly visits, at the minimum.
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A 22-year-old member asked:

What is the difference between nurse pra. And p.A.?

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Dr. Leila Wing
Dr. Leila Wing answered
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Different training: Nurse practitioner (np) has a nursing degree and has different training than a physician's assistant (pa). Both of these providers assist doctors in treating patients.

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