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Are intensive care and critical care the same thing?

Are intensive care and critical care the same thing?

Yes: Yes, there are different intensive care unit ( cardiovascular, surgical or medical). The physician practicing in these units are Critical Care physicians. ...Read more

Dr. John Sampson
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Critical Care (Definition)

The assessment, treatment and management of patients with life threatening illness who require advanced monitoring and minute by ...Read more


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Can hospital care include hospice care for the terminally ill ?

Can  hospital care include hospice care for the terminally ill ?

It depends...: It depends on the hospital course. If the person was admitted for a condition and treated but worsened during the hospitalization to the point that death was imminent, comfort care or hospice care may occur in the hospital. However, most hospitals will try and transfer people home or to a skilled nursing facility with hospice care if the person has a little longer to live. ...Read more

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What's the difference between the icu (intensive care unit), and a ccu (critical care unit)?

None: These are terms that essentially describe the same high level care floor/unit for the critically ill. ...Read more

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Do all hospitals have a neonatal intensive care unit?

Do all hospitals have a  neonatal intensive care unit?

No: Every hospital does have an area to transition babies while they maybe experiencing problems after birth. However, not all hospitals have a neonatal intensive care unit. If you have a prenatal diagnosis that recommends or suggests neonatal care after delivery you should deliver in a hospital with a level one or two nicu. ...Read more

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Is hospice care passionate?

Is hospice care passionate?

Another thought: I'm wondering if you meant, is hospice care compassionate? The idea of hospice is to provide specialized medical care for someone who is near the end of life, and their family--and usually patients and families find that hospice care is very compassionate--at its best hospice addresses all the aspects of dying. ...Read more

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Best dental care routine?

Best dental care routine?

Must do all: This is not a Chinese menu, you can't pick and choose. 69% = Brush 2x/day for t FULL minutes by the clock w a soft t'brush and a small amount of fluoridated t''paste (look for ADA seal on the box). 30% = Floss or WaterPik daily to reach between teeth where a t'brush can't. 1% = Specific mouthwash recommended by your Dentist. Regular (at least 2x/year) dental examination & professional cleaning. ...Read more

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What’s the difference between a critical care and an intensive care unit?

Same thing: Different hospitals have different terms for specialized care units that take care of the sickest patients. ...Read more

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Are their social development programs for graduates from neonatal intensive care unit?

Are their social development programs for graduates from neonatal intensive care unit?

Development: Many nicus have developmental follow up clinics to evaluate progress and needs after going home from the nicu and the children are prescribed physical, occupational, and speech therapy as is warranted. The therapy occurs on developmentally appropriate levels which is often through play therapy. ...Read more

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Does hospice care offer full-time nursing care?

Hospice: Hospice is an end of life service through medicare or private insurance. It will not pay for 24/7 care unless the person is in the active dying process of the last few days. If you need care in the home you should hire an in home care agency. This is private pay and not covered by medicare. Some long term care insurance may cover it. Check with your agent. ...Read more

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Do patients in intensive care recover?

Do patients in intensive care recover?

Depends why in ICU: It all depends on why they are in the intensive care unit. Most patients do recover, but certainly there are very ill patients that do not recover after being in the icu. There are also those that have conditions that would not lead to a good quality of life. Those patients do not recover. But overall, the majority of ICU patients recover. ...Read more

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What is the delirium rating for intensive care unit?

What is the delirium rating for intensive care unit?

Diagnostic tool: There are a number of tools used to diagnose delirium in the intensive care unit. The two most common tools in north america include the cam-icu and the intensive care delirium screening checklist. Both have good sensitivity for detecting delirium. ...Read more

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How do primary care providers involve support groups when planning for patient's care?

How do primary care providers involve support groups when planning for patient's care?

Often through social: workers, online communities or through office personnel. Support groups are everywhere and usually free. United Way in my area forms the connection hub to most, but County hotlines are very helpful. Some cities even have special phone lines for available services. San Diego has 211. Some psychologists form their own support groups out of existing patient pools. Be creative. ...Read more

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How are palliative care programs set up?

How are palliative care programs set up?

Good question!: I wasn't sure, but i found this: http://www.Growthhouse.Org/palliative/ there is also a national association for homecare and hospice; they may have more useful information. It's a great question, and a much-needed service! ...Read more

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Why are critical care nurses so important?

Why are critical care nurses so important?

Critical care nurses: Critical care nurses are very important because they have a unique skill set to take care of patients who are so ill that they require support of their basic life functions. Some of these patients rely on mechanical ventilators to help them breath, dialysis machines to replace the function of their kidneys and powerful intravenous medications to support their heart and blood pressure. ...Read more

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Does managed care insurance cover health screenings and preventive care for expats?

Does managed care insurance cover health screenings and preventive care for expats?

Depends: Coverage of these services and the extent to which these services are covered are all dependent on the type of plan. Many plans do cover for those type of services. ...Read more

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Do social workers help arrange palliative care?

Do social workers help arrange palliative care?

Yes: Depending on where you are and whether you are in a hospital, skilled nursing facility, home health etc. Palliative care can be arranged by social workers, chaplains, case managers and discharge planners. You'll probably never go wrong by starting with the social worker. ...Read more

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How would I utilize a geriatric care manager as caregiver?

How would I utilize a geriatric care manager as caregiver?

Geriatric care: Many geriatric care managers have training in nursing, social work, and psychology. They can assess needs, and help you access additional services you might not otherwise know about. They can coach families who are doing caregiving, and help coordinate care. Many more possibilities also. See this for additional info: http://www.Caremanager.Org/why-care-management/what-you-should-know/. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a patient care unit and the intensive care unit?

Hospital Care Levels: All units in a hospital are patient care units however the equipment and nursing staff present differ according to the nature of the patient's illness or illnesses. Icu is for the sickest patient. Subacute or stepdown unit is for a patient who still needs close monitoring often still needing special equipment. Regular unit is for a patient needing hospital care but usually not seriously ill. ...Read more

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How is eclampsia treated by the critical care team?

Manage symptoms: Intensivists work with the obstetricians in a multidisciplinary, multispecialty collaborative practice team. Major treatment is to treat symptoms and manage preeclampsia. Specific treatment may include control of blood pressure, drugs for seizures. The only real treatment is delivery of the baby; the ICU team helps control the symptoms until the OB believes risk/benefit is in favor of delivery. ...Read more

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How is palliative care done in a hospice setting?

How is palliative care done in a hospice setting?

Hospice: Well, you may just need a palliative approach to care; comfort over cure. Hospice is palliative care in the last months of life. Discuss with your physician about working on your comfort or find a physician who is hospice and palliatively board-certified. It is unfortunate that cms has sort of defined hospice meaning palliative care for the last six months of life, but this is only an estimate. ...Read more

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Dr. Rada Ivanov
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Icu Care (Definition)

The ICU setting allows for 24-hour close monitoring and treatment ...Read more