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How can I help make an intervention go smoothly?

Objective mediator: First, one should speak to a doctor or counselor. It helps to have a neutral person, whom everybody trusts and respects, mediate the situation. Ultimately, everyone involved must agree on a single goal that is in the best interests of the person receiving the intervention, not just imposing someone else's will on that person. Offer that person the chance to choose between reasonable alternatives. ...Read more

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What are behavioral interventions for laziness in children?

What are behavioral interventions for laziness in children?

Structure: It is not necessarily that kids are "lazy". It may be as simple as a schedule and expectations problem. Some kids are in so many activities they are burned out and have little time for anything else. Most kids nowadays live to be on a wireless device and that takes a chunk of time. Have clear expectations of your child and let him know what they are. Unplug the tv, limit the phone gaming time. ...Read more

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How can I stage an intervention with my friend who is on drugs?

How can I stage an intervention with my friend who is on drugs?

You should not stage: It yourself. Check with an addiction specialist. The situation would need to be appropriate for an intervention. ...Read more

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Will a child that is socially behind catch up on their own or do they require special intervention? He is now at least two years behind socially.

Will a child that is socially behind catch up on their own or do they require special intervention? He is now at least two years behind socially.

No: It depends on why he is socially behind but in general a child who is 2 years socially behind has some subttle but significant impairment interfering with his ability to learn social skills. Seek out an evaluation by a developmental & behavioral pediatrician or a psychologist who does such evaluations. Other parents or your pediatrician are often the best sources for a referral in your area. ...Read more

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What is an alcohol addition intervention?

What is an alcohol addition intervention?

Voluntarily stopping: An "alcohol intervention" involves placing the person in question into treatment but only with their consent. Typically done with help of family and friends. The mission is to achieve complete abstention but integral to this is the ultimate agreement from the individual. This is important for success. It usually involves admission to an inpatient treatment program, of which there are many. ...Read more

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What interventions work for cholecystitis?

What interventions work for cholecystitis?

Cholecystitis Tx: IV antibiotics can be given to treat an acute inflammation of the gallbladder. However, the only way to cure and prevent further attacks of cholecystitis is to have the gallbladder surgically removed (cholecystectomy) ...Read more

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What's the scope of interventional cardiology?

What's the scope of interventional cardiology?

Branch of Cardiology: It is a branch of cardiology that deals with Catheter Based Treatment of Structural Heart Diseses
It involves Cardiac Cathetrization and procedures like Angioplasty and stents placement and following procedures
Valvuloplasty dilation of valves
Congenital Heart Defect corection like ASD, VSD&PDA
Percutaneous Valve Repair or Repacement
Coronary Thrombectomy
Vast Scope ...Read more

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What are the steps for an alcohol intervention?

What are the steps for an alcohol intervention?

Many: It may be difficult to effectively perform an "intervention" if one does not have the proper training. Generally, all of the person's family and friends gather around and tell the person how his or her drinking has affected them. This may help or may lead to adverse consequences for which those who are gathered, are ill equipped to handle. The person may actually become suicidal or dangerous. ...Read more

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What are the risks of doing an intervention for your teen?

What are the risks of doing an intervention for your teen?

Gains outweigh risks: If you are referring to a substance abuse intervention for your teen then the gains probably outweigh the risks. The risks would be your teenager will reject the intervention and use it as an excuse to further escalate their use, run away, or take other risks. However, as a parent and provider you have more leverage than you will have when your teen becomes an adult. Intervene for their sake! ...Read more

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Can you please tell me emergency health interventions for diabetes?

Can you please tell me emergency health interventions for diabetes?

Usually give sugar: Diabetics can suffer from very low or very high sugar levels. High usually comes on over time (hours to days), and causes a groggy-type fade of consciousness. Low sugar is the quickly life-threatening emergency that can come on over several minutes. If patient can take sugar/juice by mouth, it is given. If not, glucagon shot in muscle given or an IV started and glucose solution infusion by ems. ...Read more

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Can biloma rectify itself without intervention of a stint? Help please?

Can biloma rectify itself without intervention of a stint? Help please?

Need more info.: Need to know the cause of the bile leak which caused the biloma. Often a common bile duct stent is inserted to decrease the pressure in the biliary tree to allow the leak to heal. The biloma also needs to be drained sometimes to prevent infection. ...Read more

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For tetanus, is medical interventions necessary or can home remedies work?

For tetanus, is medical interventions necessary or can home remedies work?

Needs Med Rx: Use of preventive vaccines decrease the need for rx. If unvaccinated, you need the antitoxin, vaccine and antibiotics to kill the germ growing in what may be a minor wound. Even a small infestation of the tetanus germ can generate enough toxin to kill you. ...Read more

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How can I increase fertility naturally without invasive medical intervention?

How can I increase fertility naturally without invasive medical intervention?

Healthy: The best way is to stay healthy. To eat right and exercise, and to maintain a normal body weight. Also, you should do everything possible to avoid smoking since that has a large negative impact on becoming pregnant. ...Read more

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I'm afraid of medical interventions. Alot of times dr's say this is riskless and then people tell me they had huge side effects from it. Who to trust?

I'm afraid of medical interventions. Alot of times dr's say this is riskless and then people tell me they had huge side effects from it. Who to trust?

See below: Nothing in life (including medicine) is without risk. As an example, there are more serious and fatal overdoses from tylenol (acetaminophen) than any other medicine. Having said that, every treatment prescribed or administered has its benefits weighed against the potential harm. If you are likely to get seriously ill or die from not doing a procedure or taking a med, then obviously it's better to do it. ...Read more

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In what way is apraxia of speech a "normal phase" of speech development? "normal" does not require intervention. Please reference response. Thanks.

In what way is apraxia of speech a "normal phase" of speech development? "normal" does not require intervention. Please reference response. Thanks.

? word use: Apraxia: involves loss of use. Here I assume you mean a child who is delayed? There are standards of nl development for a childs age, out side of which your health care provider will want to seek additional work ups for possible causes. ...Read more

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Please define the terms "care decisions" and "interventions" as it applies to giving health care. I was told to not be involved but no one clarifies?

Please define the terms "care decisions" and "interventions" as it applies to giving health care. I was told to not be involved but no one clarifies?

Advance care plannin: "Intervention" refers to anything that can be done in an attempt to improve your health, be it drugs, tests, surgery, etc. We also include IVs, tube feeding, artificial ventilation (breathing machine w/tube down your throat), etc. And of course, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) where ribs may be broken & we may need to shock you. "Care decision" means deciding whether any of above are for you ...Read more

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What is nursing intervention of edema?

What is nursing intervention of edema?

Elevation: Non-drug interventions for lower extremity edema are all about increasing flow of lymph fluid back to the heart. Elevating the limbs to, or above, the level of the heart will help. Also, compression with ACE wraps or compression stockings will help squeeze the fluid out of the tissue and also help stop it from accumulating. If you are having new or worsened swelling, please see your physician. ...Read more

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What is an interventional cardiologist?

What is an interventional cardiologist?

Special heart doc.: An interventional cardiologist is a specialized cardiologist. He or she has met all the requirementsfor general cardiology and passed the general cardiology boards. Then a special fellowship requiring several years is spent to lend expertise in the ability to open and dilate blood vessels with things like stents, or do procedures involving heart valaves or other complex, invasive treatments. ...Read more

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What is "interventional pain management"?

What is "interventional pain management"?

Pain specialists.: American society of interventional pain physicians defines interventional pain management as a "discipline of medicine devoted to the diagnosis/treatment of pain disorders." interventional pain medicine uses a multidisciplinary approach, in which a team of health care professionals works together, providing a full range of treatments/services for patients suffering from acute and/or chronic pain. ...Read more

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Is there a surgical intervention for mrsa?

Is there a surgical intervention for mrsa?

For abscesses: There's no surgery to treat MRSA itself, but surgery is sometimes necessary to drain the abscess or to treat the other infections that it causes. ...Read more

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What is meant by future cardiac intervention?

What is meant by future cardiac intervention?

Future: In the future a cardiac interventional procedure may be in the cards. ...Read more

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Do cortical cysts require medicl intervention?

Do cortical cysts require medicl intervention?

Usually not: I assume you are referring to cortical renal cysts. If so, they are rarely treated. Only when symptoms (usually pain) persist, and all other causes have been ruled out, do we consider aspirating the fluid or abating the cyst. ...Read more

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What interventions are needed for a MCL injury?

What interventions are needed for a MCL injury?

Several: Mcl injury is a planting, cutting injury. Most people experience a "pop" pain swelling and gradual stiffness over the next several hours. Mcl injuries can be associated with injury to the meniscus and other ligament injuries. Ice, elevate and maintain motion the best you can. A mild injury should loosen up in a few days to weeks. More severe injuries take longer and rarely surgery. Get it checked. ...Read more

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What are interventions for cerebrovascular disease?

What are interventions for cerebrovascular disease?

Can open flow: With balloon and or stents if medical or surgical treatment not possible. ...Read more

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What are interventions for skin that is warm and flushed?

What are interventions for skin that is warm and flushed?

Flush: Triggers for flushing and blushing include hot drinks, spicy foods, sunlight, stress, changes in temperature, certain foods (certain cheeses) are just a few of the items to be avoided or reduced. ...Read more

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Please help! 66. I need interventions for impaired memory?

Please help! 66. I need interventions for impaired memory?

Alzheimer's?: You're not going to get what you need on the internet. You need to see your doctor pronto! It could be alzheimer's disease, but lots of other things too. Some of them are treatable! Go now! That's what doctors are for! ...Read more

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What are the 5 a's intervention for cerebrovascular disease?

What are the 5 a's intervention for cerebrovascular disease?

Not sure.: Where did you read about the '5 a's intervention for cerebrovascular disease? '

are you talking about the 5 a's regarding smoking cessation? ...Read more