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As used, yes.: Yes, bls and cpr-hcp are the aha and arc versions of the same course. ...Read more
Not in US: Avian, or bird flu, is not currently a threat in the us and do not normally infect humans, but sporadic human infections have occurred. H5n1 is a highly pathogenic avian flu virus, that if recombined with human inf. A could result in human-to-human transmission. Best protection:avoid source of exposure (prolonged contact with sick or dead infected poultry, personal protective equipment, hand wash. ...Read more
Only if abstinent: All humans are imperfect. Some people with drug and alcohol abuse histories have committed to sobriety, acknowledged their own responsibilities and succeeded in changing their lives in favorable directions. General txp requirements are at least 6 months abstinence and ongoing rehabilitation. Those patients meeting these requirements who receive txps have equal outcomes to all other patients. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If a patient has a legal "dnr" and they need cpr after a suicide attempt, should I honor dnr and assist with suicide?
Consult Lawyer: There are so many tricky issues surrounding this subject - dnr laws vary from state to state (i didn't see which state you were inquiring about) but it's not something to take lightly, i would say play it safe and consult an attorney experienced in palliative care matters or forensic psychiatry (depending on the situation) on how to move forward with care while honoring elections made beforehand. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
CPR HOW IT WORKS: The main principal of CPR to to keep a persons vital organs to be oxygenated.This is not possible unless heart is pumping blood and lungs are able to get oxygen in the body.Hence the word cardio(heart)pulmonary(lung)resusccitation.So you pump the heart to push blood in vital organs and breathe through artificail means to oxygenate the blood. ...Read more
Fibrillation : Some patients who suffer a heart attack develop deadly heart rhythms called ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation. The heart does not contract properly under these conditions and without external defibrillation to shock the heart back into normal the patient would die. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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
Everyone should!: Aren't you really asking whether motorcycles are so dangerous that the consideration of end of life issues is appropriate? Truthfully, we should all think about the unpleasant topic of our own death, and what we prefer to happen with our own body. Motorcycle owners and all others can best celebrate their own lives by saving the lives of others through organ/tissue donation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: In case of disaster, the patient records might be lost if they are on paper or stored on a computer server. Nowadays, more and more doctors offices have "cloud based" EMRs (electronic med records) so even if a clinic were to be destroyed, the records are safe. It's a good idea to keep your own set of "records" in case of disaster (meds, important medical information) that you can take with you. ...Read moreSee 15 more doctor answers
School nurse needs advise on excusing girls from swimming during menses when student won't use tampons. Big pushback from PE staff.
Oh my.....: Teaching staff absolutely cannot dictate a girl's choice in this matter. Humiliating a girl into wearing a tampon or bleeding everywhere is unacceptable. To deter abuse of the privilege by students, a good compromise may be not an excuse from PE, just from swimming. They can dress out in shorts/tee and sit poolside if needed to attend class.Forcible use of tampons is assault. Humiliation is abuse ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Philosophical issue: Some people want an "adopted" child's biological or genetic parents' identities to be known, or at least available for the child to look up if he wants to. Other people want the biological or genetic parents' identities permanently removed from records and never known. There are good arguments on both sides of the issue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How to handle self-harm/suicidal urges AT HOME, without psychiatric help, hospitals, psych units, therapists or professionals. Self-help only please.
Suicidal/Self-harm: The basic thing to remember is that these urges always are time-limited- as bad as they feel, they always go away, so your strategy, planned in advance is best, is to get with someone who cares about you, don't stay alone. Occupy yourself with activity, with a person, if possible, do something to burn off the feelings- aerobic exercise is powerful in reducing depression, do daily!! ...Read more
Share facilities: This actually is purely a matter of the facility policy, which differs from place to place. Medically there is no reason why a facility can't be shared with proper hygience. It's usually just a matter of convenience and sometimes of psychological factors and personal preferences. ...Read more