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What is meant by hospital discharge planning?

What is meant by hospital  discharge planning?

D/c planning: Discharge planning starts when the patient is admitted. This includes social workers involvement to facilitate discharge to an appropriate place, home, nursing home or home health is needed. Whether the patient needs any equipment on discharge like wheelchairs, commodes etc. ...Read more

Dr. Quresh Khairullah
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Dialysis (Definition)

Simple answer is that it is a medical technology used primarily to provide an artificial replacement for lost kidney function in people with renal failure. Hemodialysis remove wastes and excess water from the blood by circulating blood outside the body through an external filter, called a dialyzer. Blood and dialysate flow through in opposite directions and the ...Read more


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What should be included in discharge planning for sepsis neonatorum?

What should be included in discharge planning for sepsis neonatorum?

Sepsis: Dishcarge planning after neonatal sepsis may include routine newborn care like state newborn screen, hearing screen, and potential vaccinations. Health care team should speak to the pediatrician, provide prescriptions/equipment, discuss parental concerns/expectations/train for care/development and recommendations for other follow up and therapies (ie speech, physical or occupational, if needed). ...Read more

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I'm on dialysis get my period every 3months going on 4months without had unprotected sex 3weeks ago recentley started having pinkish brown discharge?

I'm on dialysis get my period every 3months going on 4months without had unprotected sex 3weeks ago recentley started having pinkish brown discharge?

Start birth control: If you are on dialysis please start birth control to prevent a life threatening pregnancy. Contact your doctor and disucss your options. Use condoms or avoid intercourse until then. ...Read more

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What are the discharged planning needs for a child with a fracture?

What are the discharged planning needs for a child with a  fracture?

Pediatric fracture : The discharge planning depends on the location of the fracture and the age of the patient. Is it upper or lower extremity, is a cast on the child, how much pain does the child have, are they any surgical wounds that have to be cared for. These are questions that your doctor can answer for you. ...Read more

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What to consider when planning discharge for elderly person with repaired hip and maybe confused?

What to consider when planning discharge for elderly person with repaired hip and maybe confused?

Post acute care: Get the proper support for the elder- physical therapy(home of post acute facility), home health aide?. It all depends on the extent of the confusion and prior functionality. Your doctor shoudl help with the care plan. Assistance with a geriatic car manager may also help you find the resources you need ...Read more

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Hi I had sex on 16 and 18th of dis month. ..n from past 3 days m gettng white discharge n slight cramping...plzz help...as m planning for second babby?

Hi I had sex on 16 and 18th of dis month. ..n from past 3 days m gettng white discharge n slight cramping...plzz help...as m planning for second babby?

White discharge...: ...is common in the second half of the menstrual cycle due to the effects of the hormone progesterone. If you have other symptoms (burning, itching, irritation) you might have a yeast infection. Your pharmacy may have medicine to treat this. If the pain worsens, see a doctor. Otherwise, wait & see if your period comes on time. If it doesn't, do a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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We r planning for a baby and i'm having white discharge after completion of my period, is this will be problem to get me pregnant?

We r planning for a baby and i'm having white discharge after completion of my period, is this will be problem to get me pregnant?

Vaginal Conditions: This is a very normal and common situation. I am surprised that you got to 26 without knowing this. That is okay, just a surprise. I would use this question as a motivation to learn the norms of your body; it is very possible to know your anatomy and what fluids and when to worry. I often encourage my female patients to get a manual about the female body. This gives you power. ...Read more

Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more