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Can You Use An Aed On Someone Who Has Nipple Rings
My friend has an emergency intracardiac injection in her purse. Can an average person be properly trained to use it?
Needs clarification: It is unlikely anyone has an :intracardiac injection in their purse because there is no value to injecting medicines into the heart itself for the most part. What many people have is an Epipen (epinephrine) which allows people with severe allergies to give themselves a dose of Epinephrine and stop or limit a severe allergic reaction. It is given into a muscle, often the thigh. It is easy to use, even kids learn. ...Read more
No special issues: In general the AED will not effect the ICD, there are some exceptions. When placing the AED patches, the presence of an ICD will be fairly obvious to the first responders and they should take care not to place the AED patch directly over the ICD ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ICD: If an ICD patient had a shockable arrhythmia and the ICD didn't fire or fired and didn't convert the rhythm, its not likely the AED if fired would cause a problem. If an AED were applied to a patient with an ICD and an inappropriate shock was delivered by the device after it was activated by someone, it is possible that the ICD could be damaged. Other possibilities also exist.. ...Read more
Usually: ICDs are small devices, about the size of a pager, that are usually placed just below the left collarbone, but sometimes on the right. Newer defibrillator types may be implanted slightly leftward & bellow the left nipple. Older defibrillators may be in the abdomen. Breast tissue, fat, or rarely muscle can hide the device. Make sure wounds are well healed and kept clean to prevent infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Defibrillation is a life saving maneuver, and if necessary, breast implants should not stop you. Breast implants do not conduct electricity, and should not cause any problems. Tissue expander with internal ports do have metal in them, but the metal is insulated inside the implant, and not likely to interfere. Even if a burn occurs, better to live with a burn. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Please help docs! where can you buy padded bras for someone that has had both breast removed due to cancer?
Yes.: Just keep the perfume and liquids away from the opening so that it doesn't fall into the lungs. ...Read more
I'm about 6 weeks pregnant. Is it safe to use an electric blanket on a low setting? I heard magnetic fields could be dangerous?
Caution...: I wouldn't recommend an electric blanket during pregnancy. There have been some risks associated with using an electric blank in the first 8 weeks of pregnancy and in the last 4 weeks of pregnancy. There is some controversy about this but in pregnancy an abundance of caution is prudent. Best wishes! ...Read more
Yes: Having a stent does not preclude use of any electrical devices, including aed. ...Read more
Can a person who is elderly or has neuropathy get into trouble at a nail salon, eg, with pedi? Want to treat mom.
If someone is accidentally shocked by a defibrillator being used during a patient resuscitation, and lost her babyc could the defibrillator be the cause?
Question: this is not a simple question. A lot more information would be needed to evaluate the possibility/probability. There is a possibility but the probabilities would vary depending on the variable data ...Read more
Can you get herpes if you use the same shaver as someone who has it but they didn't have an outbreak at the time? In vaginal area .
My aunt has schizophrenia it's really hard to deal with and she's a real pain to be around. Her doctor recommended she see someone who performs brain mapping or is knowledgeable in brain mapping techniques. I'm unclear as to what this really means. Can so
Neurobiofeedback/EEG: Brain Mapping is a way of looking at how different areas of the brain function and communicate. How effectively are different areas of the brain doing their job. Multiple Modalities: brain health (EEG), brain processing speed (Evoke Potentials), heart health (EKG), mental health (neuropsychology). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Never: You should never duct tape someone's mouth shut, even if they are not allergic to latex. People with severe allergies in the nose might not be able to breathe at all if you do this. Not all tapes or adhesives have latex, but you would have to find out from individual manufacturer. ...Read more
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