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First aid for someone who got their arm cut?

First aid for someone who got their arm cut?

Laceration: The most important points to make is to control bleeding with some type of pressure and keep the wound clean. If you have tap water available then make sure the cut is clean before applying a dressing. If not then keep it covered until you are able to clean the cut. ...Read more

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Can mental health clinician cut off patient because parents don't want to transfer their therapy to the same agency? They gave my child a 60day notice

Can mental health clinician cut off patient because parents don't want to transfer their therapy to the same agency? They gave my child a 60day notice

Patient termination: Physicians are not required to continue to care for a patient for any reason as long as they give adequate written notice of their intent to terminate the physician-patient relationship (usually 30 days notice is sufficient). Physicians are still responsible for emergency care for terminated patients during this time frame, unless they have established with another medical provider. ...Read more

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Are there concerns when shaking hands with someone who has scabs or bandaids on their hands? I was introduced to someone who had cuts/bandaids on hand

Are there concerns when shaking hands with someone who has scabs or bandaids on their hands? I was introduced to someone who had cuts/bandaids on hand

Little or no risk: We all have daily contact with other persons' hands -- shaking hands, exchanging money, etc. Many of them have sores, scabs, etc on the hands and mostly you don't know about it. Even without sores, such contact can spread germs like cold viruses and bacteria like staph or strep, Probably no greater risk from this person than anyone else. This is why frequent hand washing is a good health habit. ...Read more

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How do I go about finding and selecting a psychologist? Will my records be shared with my employer under the open access + plans when i file a claim?

How do I go about finding and selecting a psychologist? Will my records be shared with my employer under the open access + plans when i file a claim?

Word of mouth: Word of mouth is often the best way. You must know someone seeking psychiatric or psychological help. If you file a worker's comp claim in the state of wi your employer is entitled access to your records. Rules vary from state to state. You can call your state medical, psychiatric, or psycholigcal society to find out. Also, www.Psychologytoday.Com has a listing of doctors for this in your area. ...Read more

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I want to get some plastic surgery done for my nose and my cheek. Can someone please recommend a good plastic surgeon? A friend of mine actually contacted him because he wanted to get a scar taken care off on his face. He found a page dedicated to him on

I want to get some plastic surgery done for my nose and my cheek. Can someone please recommend a good plastic surgeon? A friend of mine actually contacted him because he wanted to get a scar taken care off on his face. He found a page dedicated to him on

Since : Since I am not sure exactly where you are located, it's difficult to make any recommendations. I would suggest checking your local medical society and see who specializes in facial plastics and reconstruction. Sometimes doctors are willing via the internet to show pre and post op pictures of past patients to give you a feel for what might be able to be accomplished. ...Read more

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I care for an alzheimer's patient who tends to wander off and gets lost. What can I do?

I care for an alzheimer's patient who tends to wander off and gets lost. What can I do?

Prevent it: There are various ways to prevent wandering. Try engaging the person and distracting him/her if he/she wants to go out. Lock the door, or mask the exit. You will get more information at http://www.Alz.Org/care/alzheimers-dementia-wandering.Asp#tips. ...Read more

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What to do if i just got pricked from a needle i used for IV push of ampicillin for a pediatric patient who has uti, d?

What to do if i just got pricked from a needle i used for IV push of ampicillin for a pediatric patient who has uti, d?

Clean needle prick: If the tip of the needle did not come in contact with the patient's bodily fluids then you don't need to do any thing specific. If the needle was "dirty" then washing the wound and notify your infection control person immediately. ...Read more

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My 7 year old daughter broke her finger near the knuckle of her hand. How long should it take to heal? And would you recommend going to someone who specializes in pediatrics for treatment or would the treatment be the same for all ages?

My 7 year old daughter broke her finger near the knuckle of her hand. How long should it take to heal? And would you recommend going to someone who specializes in pediatrics for treatment or would the treatment be the same for all ages?

Orthopedic&6 weeks: It takes 3 weeks for the fracture to heal and total of 6 weeks for the bone to remodel.So say 6 weeks for finger to return to normal If the fracture is simple and bone segments are not displaced,it is usually treated by splinting the finger. Get a copy of the xrays and follow up with an Ortopedic surgeon preferably a Pediatric Ortho Specialist but any ortho is competent to treat finger fracture ...Read more

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Can i get polio if I do a manicure on someone who is 67 and has had it most of her life?

Can i get polio if I do a manicure on someone who is 67 and has had it most of her life?

No: Polio is a long term problem, but is only contageous long before it develops. The problem occurs weeks/months after a viral illness, that produces contageous particles in the poo. That illness and the contageous period stops within weeks, often before the first signs of paralysis occur.Neither you or anybody around you are at risk providing a service to this lady. ...Read more

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I am in a dance show and one of the performers self diagnosed herself with scabies. She touches everyone in the show. Should I seek treatment?

I am in a dance show and one of the performers self diagnosed herself with scabies. She touches everyone in the show. Should I seek treatment?

Very contagious: Scabies is caused by a parasite and is very contagious. Contagious means you can get it, though, and doesnt mean you will. It is dreadfully uncomfortable but treatment is readily available. She should seek treatment quickly. ...Read more

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Clips on tubes how easy to have removed IV had them on for ten year? Im 32 with 3 children, i met a new partner and would really love a child,

Clips on tubes how easy to have removed IV had them on for ten year? Im 32 with 3 children, i met a new partner and would really love a child,

It is possible....: Check around your local area to find a gynecologist that does this procedure. There is no guarantee but, it is being done. ...Read more

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Should i worry about my in-laws feeding my 8 month old son with their non-washed hands? See additional details. I have an 8 month old son, and in-laws who feel the need to feed him with their fingers. They do not take the time to wash their hands and are

Should i worry about my in-laws feeding my 8 month old son with their non-washed hands? See additional details. I have an 8 month old son, and in-laws who feel the need to feed him with their fingers. They do not take the time to wash their hands and are

We : We do recommend that people wash their hands prior to making formula, preparing finger foods or feeding an infant. We also recommend that adults wash their hands prior to preparing their own food and eating to prevent the spread of illness. You are not just preventing the spread of cold viruses which may be what your in-laws are thinking about, but also of food-born illness such as e. Coli, rota virus and hepatitis a. Frequent handwashing is one of the most effective ways of preventing illness - studies have proven this over and over. Since you are the parents and are the ones that will have to deal with the fallout of any illness he contracts (sleepless nights, crying, and just plain misery), i don't think hand washing is an unreasonable request at all. ...Read more

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Can I get Hiv from a Hiv positive person under treatment with great theeth who performed me an oral ? I did not have any cuts on my pennis .

Can I get Hiv from a Hiv positive person  under treatment with great theeth  who performed me an oral ? I did not have any cuts on my pennis .

Of course: Both giving and receiving oral sex can lead to the transmission of sexually transmitted disease, HIV is included. Transmission from an HIV positive active partner to an HIV negative receptive partner is believed to be less common due to the fact that HIV is normally only present in saliva in very low levels that are not sufficient to cause infection. Protect yourself! ...Read more

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As a massage therapist I get many who sleep upon their hands and arms who also have neuropathy. None of their doctors have asked them about it, why?

As a massage therapist I get many who sleep upon their hands and arms who also have neuropathy. None of their doctors have asked them about it, why?

It can happen: Certainly one can get transient paresthesia from such an action but frank neuropathy would seem odd. When you sleep on your hand you are causing a decreased blood flow to the area. In an extreme case this can cause damage and possible neuropathy. I can't say as I have ever had a patient have neuropathy without extensive damage being done to the muscles or skin. ...Read more

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