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How do they do ECG on kids?

How do they do ECG on kids?

ECG in kids: Same as in adults...Just smaller patches.

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How much do baby nurses cost?

How much do baby nurses cost?

You mean neonatal?: Do you mean the nurses that take care of babies in the hospital? Or do you mean private duty nurses that help take care of babies in the home ? With both answers it depends what part of the country/world you are in, how much experience nurse has, & what the work circumstances are. A nurse who works the night shift, might be paid more than one who works the day shift, because fewer want nites. ...Read more

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How do I arrange to have baby through home delivery?

How do I arrange to have baby through home delivery?

OB or Midwife: Have an honest talk with your OB doc or midwife first of all. There are many other thing to consider, your obstetrical history, how your pregnancy has progressed so far, how healthy the baby is, how close you are to a hospital and if your insurance will cover a home delivery. Gather all your information and options and choose what is best and saferfor the baby and you in your circumstance. ...Read more

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What does an obgyn do and about how much do they delegate to nurses?

Depends: If it is a pa/np they can delegate almost everything whilst they are the supervising physician. The nurses can do colposcopies, biopsies, scans etc. Obviously, major surgical procedures are done by the md. ...Read more

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How do I know which bottle nipple will work best for my baby?

How do I know which bottle nipple will work best for my baby?

If he/she is full: If your baby has a strong suck, can take 2-3 ounces in 10 to 15 minutes, and is full afterward, then that nipple works. You can spend a lot of money on a nipple, but in most cases, it's not necessary. Stick with the basic nipple and have some patience with feeding your baby. Experiment with new nipples if your baby is not feeding well with the present one. ...Read more

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How come doctors don't do chest x-rays with routine check-ups anymore?

How come doctors don't do chest x-rays with routine check-ups anymore?

Hi risk/low benefit: There's no real such thing as a "routine chest xray". Any radiologic imaging study should be done to answer a specific question. Most physicians don't order xrays (or ct scans or ultrasounds, etc) "just because", anymore. Risk of radiation is too great, especially as we are living much longer these days. ...Read more

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How do pulse oximeters work to measure spo2 levels?

How do pulse oximeters work to  measure spo2 levels?

Measure light: When hemoglobin in blood carries oxygen it is a slightly different shape than when not carrying oxygen. Different shape causes different absorption of light at very specific wavelengths. Two wavelengths of light (visible red 660 nm and infrared 905 nm) are shone through your skin and absorbance is measured. Ratio between oxygenated and deoxygenated hemoglobin is calculated. Displayed as a %. ...Read more

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How do you get a bed wetting alarm? How do they work?

How do you get a bed wetting alarm? How do they work?

On Amazon.com: Here is what i found on amazon.Com: http://goo.Gl/7mycy but before you buy one, please read this, which is a more complete article on how to help your child stay dry: http://goo.Gl/rrjmp the main thing is to make sure your child wants to stay dry in bed and takes charge of the project. You can't do it for him if he does not want to change. ...Read more

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How do I pick a baby formula?

How do I pick a baby formula?

Keep it simple: First, seriously consider nursing. If not possible, and your baby has no allergies or problems, use a milk based formula. If baby has health problems ask your doc for help. There are lots of gimmicks from formula companies right now touting their formula as best. In reality, formula is very closely regulated by the fda and not much difference between the brands unless your infant has special needs. ...Read more

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Do baby monitors keep babies safe?

Do baby monitors keep babies safe?

No: Baby monitors only help you keep your baby safe. It is your care in not leaving your baby unattended that keeps them safe. ...Read more

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How do I read a hospital monitor?

Please be more: specific. Which type of monitor are you referring to. Clarify & re-ask. ...Read more

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How do doctors know how much to charge and shock you with when using a defibrillator?

How do doctors know how much to charge and shock you with when using a defibrillator?

Several factors: Different rhythms tend to require different energies. Otherwise, it depends on defibrillator pad location, patient body habitus/size, and type of cardiomyopathy ...Read more

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My friend said they were able to tell her baby's gender through blood work. How does this work? And how for along do you need to be?

My friend said they were able to tell her baby's gender through blood work. How does this work? And how for along do you need to be?

6-10 weeks: Fetal DNA circulates in the mother's blood and can be analyzed to determine the sex of the baby as well as tested for some diseases. Please review this article and discuss the matter with your obstetrician. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3558193/ ...Read more

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How well do saunas work on helping to lose weight?

How well do saunas work on helping to lose weight?

Not much : They can be helpful as part of a detoxification program. If you want to lose weight you need to focus on exercise and nutrition. ...Read more

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How do ecg work? What do they do and what heart conditions can an ecg detect? Should everyone get it done?

How do ecg work? What do they do and what heart conditions can an ecg detect? Should everyone get it done?

Electrocardiogram: ECG is essentially a voltmeter, measuring the electrical activity in the heart. The electrical activity in the heart is due to the movement of sodium, potassium, and calcium in and out of the cells, which generate very small amounts of detectible voltage. It is used for to check for heart rhythm problems or for heart attack. Typically only done in people with symptoms of concern. ...Read more

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How do afo's work, how well do they work, and how many hours a day must they be worn?

How do afo's work, how well do they work, and how many hours a day must they be worn?

AFO: They stabilize the ankle & foot. Amount of time worn depends on type of injury. Consult your orthopedic doc. ...Read more

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Stop smoking shots, how well do they work?

Stop smoking shots, how well do they work?

Since no one is: Answering you, my guess is that like me, the doctors here do not know about the success of shots to stop smoking. I have had success helping people quit smoking using hypnosis. Good luck and have a happy healthy new year. ...Read more

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How do single moms cope with work and kids?

How do single moms cope with work and kids?

With difficulty.: The greatest problem is who is parenting the children, while you necessarily work. If you have a family network close by, this would help. ...Read more