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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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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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Why is community support important for parenting?

Why is community support important for parenting?

Stress reduction: Parenting is the most important job one can have and therefore support in the process from fellow parents is critical to helping keep the stress under control. Whether this comes formally through support groups or informally through friends and family, support is part of self care and helps us keep our stress at bay. Support can provide us with tips and relief in times of need. ...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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What are some important regulations to operate a health care mobile unit?

Beyond scope: Of HealthTap. This would best be addressed through State, county and city departments. ...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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Why is cultural competency important for health care professionals?

Why is cultural competency important for health care professionals?

Understand the: patient. Culture affects on how we communicate and the same words mean different things in different cultures. In some cultures a woman may not wish to see a male doctor. In some cultures the person may not feel comfortable in questioning a person in authority such as a doctor. Cultural competence is essential for effective communication with the patient. ...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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What health care professionals are part of a cardiac rehab team?

What health care professionals are part of a cardiac rehab team?

MDs, RNs, etc: Cardiac rehab, when done right, involves physicians to set goals and monitor vital signs during activity, physical therapists to oversee exercise, and various providers to counsel on diet, smoking cessation, etc. These latter can include social workers, nutritionists, psychologists/psychiatrists, etc. ...Read more

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Is there a conceptual framework that can help assure holistic (physical - mental, social) and integrated care that is also person-centered?

Is there a conceptual framework that can help assure holistic (physical - mental, social) and integrated care that is also person-centered?

Holistic Medicine: I believe that holistic medicine, when properly practiced, assures all of that. For the principles delineated by the american holistic medical association see http://www.Holisticmedicine.Org/content.Asp?Pl=2&sl=22&contentid=22 also see http://www.Abihm.Org/general-public. ...Read more

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What is mental health act 1983 important for?

What is mental health act 1983 important for?

United Kingdom: The mental health act of 1983 is an act of parliament in the uk -- it pertains to people in england & wales. It describes the care and treatment of people with mental illness, and how they can be detained to have their disorder diagnosed and treated -- even against their wishes ("sectioning"). It was amended in 2007, with more description of process and mental health professionals too. ...Read more

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Are developing and maintaining relationships essential to living a happy life?

For most: There are some people who are true loners. However, for most of us - our lives are enriched by sharing it with others. ...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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What constitutes interference of health care? Facility wants to evict elderly resident due to visits from friend allegedly interfering with her care.

What constitutes interference of health care?  Facility wants to evict elderly resident due to visits from friend allegedly interfering with her care.

The answer: is a LEGAL one NOT a "medical" one! 'Interfering" needs definition and more information needed to define! Forcing the RESIDENT out does NOT seem "fair"!! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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What is basic cardiac life support vs advanced?

What is basic cardiac life support vs advanced?

See below: Basic life support basically refers to CPR and basic airway management. Advanced life support includes cpr, defibrillation, intubation as well as IV medications. ...Read more

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Any advantage to allowing insurance company to assign a rn to manage one's ongoing medical care and decisions?

Any advantage to allowing insurance company to assign a rn to manage one's ongoing medical care and decisions?

Yes: If well trained, caring, thoughtful, & beholden to his/her expertise can bring doctor's concerns to insurance company & get case moved along. Unfortunately, as I have observed, such nurses sometimes get fired for not adhering to common insurance company posture of knee-jerk denials and cost savings. In any case the nurse enlarges target for the doctor's advocacy. So yes, get one. ...Read more

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How are preventive care services covered under the new health care reform law?

How are preventive care services covered under the new health care reform law?

Access for all: Unfortunately, our focus in the us is on treatment rather than prevention. However, accountable care organizations are designed to care for populations of patients rather than just hospital care. Therefore, it will be in everyone's best interest to keep people well and out of the hospital. Probably the most important part of the affordable care act is the provision for healthcare for all. ...Read more

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Why is effective use of medical terminology essential to the performance of job duties in health professions?

Why is effective use of medical terminology essential to the performance of job duties in health professions?

Communication: Just like any other industry or job, you have to be able to communicate accurately and effectively with others. Medicine is no different. ...Read more

Dr. Rada Ivanov
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Icu Care (Definition)

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