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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
Maybe: It depends on the reason you need a wheelchair or walker as well as specifics related to the state you have medicaid coverage in. ...Read more
The nurses are making my family member use a bedside commode because they fear falls but they don't want to?
Ask for assistance: If your family member does not want to use tge bedside commode, let the nursing staff know tgis and get assistance to go to the rest room. ...Read more
Go there: The best thing is to go there and complete their records release form and show id. You can also send in proof of identity and a signed request for records - if they will accept that. Regardless, they are permitted to charge you a per page photocopying/printing fee. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should colleges cut tuition costs for med students so their practices won't charge a lot of money to pay back student loans?
Thinking of ways: To cut health care costs is always good. Something, our elected officials should do a better job at. There are problems with your concept mentioned. What if those students don't graduate? What if they decide they don;t like being doctors and stop? Most fees are set by insurance companies and many are low to begin with. If you lower them more, the doctors won't be able to pay for malpractice etc... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do hospitals look at an employee's medical record when hiring them? Are medical records confidential?
Check SOP: I think you would need to check with the specific facility. Each should have a standardized operating procedure for emergencies (to include environmental emergencies). Depending on situation, it may be safer in some situations to maintain refuge within the facility (in place) as opposed to evacuating. My guess is that a lot would go into making this type of decision. ...Read more
Low impact chair exercises for hypertensive diabetic ladies over50s? Looking for 5 30sec stations for home gym clients
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
Pet therapy: Pet therapy has been well recieved in hospitals as well as nursing homes. In order to be labelled as a pet dog--the animal has to undergo certain testing. I am sure if one is opposed to having an animal in their room- the staff would welcome your concern. The friendly animal can bring a lot of happiness in the person visited. ...Read more
Evaluation first: The elderly are not restricted from exercise. You say that you have kyphosis. Is this due to fractures secondary to osteoporosis? You should see your pcp & be evaluated. A metabolic evaluation & cardiovascular evaluation should be performed. If calcium deficiency is found then take corrective diet changes. If a healthy heart is there, then contact a physical therapist & start an exercise program. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why does sitting in an airplane seat tire you? Should you use those frequent flyer miles to upgrade for business class 'bed'?
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
Do not know: Ni the us it varies by state. ...Read more