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Geriatrics md: how can nursing home refuse to share care plan with woman's child citing hipaa even before she moves in? Older nonmedical sib has poa.
HIPAA strictly: Demands that medical personnel do not discuss medical care issues with anyone but the person designated by the patient. It appears it is not you. Don't get mad at the nursing home, your beloved government came up with the rule. If they are ever found in contempt, the home is fined and potentially taken out of business. So there's that! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
The : The answer depends on whether this was an insecticide (poison), or something like deet or off, and how much was ingested. Without knowing these details, i would have to recommend that you take your child (if you haven't already) to the closest er to have him/her evaluated. ...Read more
3.5yr old boy @ 27lbs and a 5% for height. 3pediasures/day, struggles but eats & sleeps fairly well . Small parents: mom5'1" & dad 5'6". Is he ok?
Should american hospital workers refuse to discuss female circumcision with the parents of newborns?
Tell all it's ilegal: American hospital workers should tell all that performing a female circumcision in the usa, as well as all civilized countries that it is a criminal offence. It involves amputating the clitoris and thus removing any pleasant sexual sensation later in life. Perpetrators need to be be reported to the police and sent to prison.Any physician perpetrator faces automatic loss of medical license for life. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Co-sleeping ads with butcher knives, where should an infant sleep? With all the recalls for bedside play-yard sleepers and co-sleeping "nests" and the infant deaths from co-sleeping, where should a breastfeeding mother have her infant sleep? A crib in a
Anger issues with 7 year old boy my child can't get along with anyone friends he shows fits of rage frequently. The kids in school don't hang around with him his 2 best friends don't even want to be with him constantly upsetting household. We've tried ev
You : You should give your child's doctor a call and ask for a referral to a child psychologist, psychiatrist or behavioral specialist. You are not alone in dealing with your son's behavior (i have had many parents come to me with similar situations and concerns to yours). A behavioral specialist can help find better ways for your son to express his feelings and for your family to cope with his outbursts. They may be able to suggest new ways of dealing with his behavior. There will probably not be any quick fixes, but with continual therapy and consistent parenting, he will improve over time. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hbot: caretaker in chamber w/ pt breathes room air at 2.4 ata + pt exhaled pco2. No o2 mask provided for caretaker. What are risks to latter?
58 yr old f in hospitl w/ confusion. Non-compliant cpap (apnea), o2 at times down to 60% while awake. Staff report she's clear when she first wakes?
9 months baby never sleeps through the night & wakes up around 5 times crying & never go deep in sleep she's not teething or ill she naps 3x for 1/2 h?
88 yr old mother is confused and barely mobile. Brother who is caregiver plans to take her on family's winter vacation. Isn't she too vulnerable?
See below: The nicu can be a very stressful place for the babies. There is a lot of activity and noises. They maybe undergoing procedures, and the incubators amplify sound. The interventions you mentioned help to provide a relaxing environment for the babies. ...Read more
Workup/Management: There are many conditions that may contribute to respiratory problems early in life. Your daughter's symptoms indicate that a further work up is needed. This may include a chest radiograph, monitoring her arterial blood gas/O2 saturation, metabolic and nervous systems. By day 5 the 'ductus' should have closed, and her O2 saturation on room air should be 95% or more, if she was born at term. Congr ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What constitutes interference of health care? Facility wants to evict elderly resident due to visits from friend allegedly interfering with her care.
The answer: is a LEGAL one NOT a "medical" one! 'Interfering" needs definition and more information needed to define! Forcing the RESIDENT out does NOT seem "fair"!! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
When my 3 month old who sleeps through the night wakes up, his hands are freezing. I don't over dress him andi use a fan to prevent sids, heat [email protected] 70?
Common energy saver: Infants in a cool environment often shift blood flow from the top skin down deeper to conserve the heat & energy they use to grow. Fingers, toes, lips & ears are often cooler than surrounding areas.Sleeping in a onzie with mittens & hat is what i reccomend. The cold hands is not a sign of a problem & likely bothers you more than baby.Fans or pacifiers may drop sids risk but not > sleeping on hisback. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
We boomers who are using up our funds have one option--move into group home or assisted living. Right?
Variable: I would hope there are more and better options than that. ...Read more
Health care workers please respond, infection control question. Why did they let people wear regular clothes into delivery room? Am I an oldfashioned grandma?
Yes: Delivery isn't sterile, and i'm assuming the friends involved aren't grabbing the newborn or suturing, so .... ...Read more
Behavior is common: Many people with dementia are confused and have trouble understanding what people say to them so this can lead to agitation or aggression with personal cares. There are behavioral interventions that can often lesson this but if there is significant aggression, medications may be needed. A geriatric psychiatrist can help you, if one is available. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can someone with sleep apnea w/ oxygenation drops become delirious if she hasn't been using her cpap? Mom in hospital w/ severe confusion.
Yes Most Definately: The scientific literature is repleat with examples of delerium contributed to sleep apnea. It occurs most often in older adults. Whenever a patient presents to a hospital with new onset delerium and has a history of sleep apnea one should consider ncpap. Delerium is defined as a disturbance in consiousness accompanied by an acute change in cognition not accounted for by dementia. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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