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Do I Need Home Nursing Car To Take Care Of My Foot Stump After My Operation
HH Nurse: Your residual limb issue is an important one. You will require some level of assistance in the home. Those needs require determination before you leave the hospital. Separate those needs into two categories: your activities of daily living (eating, toileting, dressing, etc); and the care of your residual limb (nursing, physician, therapist). If there is wound care, then a hh should be involved. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When you order home nursing for a complex pedi patient, do you define the hours in your order? Do you expect full coverage or think of it as "prn"?
All different: Every order is different. It depends on the needs of the patient and family. ...Read more
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I work at a nursing home and the sides of my feet always swell. What can I do at home to help the pain?
Do you wear proper: Shoes? Do you have any other physical problems. (cardiac, pulmonary, arthritic)- if pain persists see pcp. ...Read more
I work 16 hour shifts at a nursing home any suggestions on a good pair of shoes that won't kill my feet?
Points to consider: First figure out if your feet hurt even if you are not on them. Do you need to be evaluated by a podiatrist? Do you see any pressure marks on your feet where shoes are causing friction? Where do your feet hurt? Consider: supportive insoles to cushioning and absorb shock, steel shank for distributing weight. Wider shoes so your feet are not cramped, yet make sure they are snug. Arch supports! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mrs. Rose is a hospice patient in the nursing home. She has gangrene of her foot. What can she do to cure it?
It depends: Depending on her current health status, whether the gangrene is wet/dry, if there is neuropathy (which may spare the patient pain), and prognosis are to all be considered. Hospice care is palliative in nature, so if intervention for the gangrene is to be considered, a change in her hospice status is necessary. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Usually: A 'drop foot' can have many causes. Typically, patients with a drop foot can walk with an ankle foot orthosis (afo) and other assistive devices as needed. Occasionally, surgery is recommended for this problem. I recommend an evaluation by a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician or an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had herniated disk surgery. My surgeon said I could go back to work in 3 weeks. I am a nurse aide at a nursing home. Is this a reasonable time .
Discuss with surgeon: Everybody is different in terms of rehab from such a surgery. It also depends upon the relative complexity of the procedure, any complications encountered, progress of patient through rehab, etc. If you are concerned about this time frame or the work you would be going back to then, I would discuss things with both your PMD as well as the surgeon. Make docs fully aware of your job duties. ...Read more
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