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How Would A Child Get Admitted In To A Psychiatric Hospital
Psychiatric hospital: Usually a child is admitted by a psychiatrist who is responsible for the child's illness. Sometimes chldren are referred to the hospital by the courts through a legal process, usually in an emergency situation. If you believe your child needs hospitalization, discuss this with your doctor who can refer you to the proper specialist to help you. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
When in danger: When someone is behaving in a manner that endangers themselves or others they are admitted to an inpatient facility that can help. This often includes suicidal or homicidal threats or behaviors. ...Read more
If a patient is committed to a psychiatric hospital for long-term care, what type of care would they receive?
Multidisciplinary: In long-term hospitalization, there are are multiple avenues of treatment, some of which depends on areas of interest or focus in a specfic hospital. In general, you can expect medication treatment, individual and group therapies, and various recreational and activity based therapies. Family therapy will also be used as needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can you get norovirus from being in the lobby of a childrens hospital for 5min. Had to meet someone who went to visit a friend?
No significant risk: Most norovirus infections occur by contaminated food or water, or direct contact with infected persons. However, noro is highly infections and some cases have occurred from just being in the room with an infected person who vomits, so maybe very small chance if that happened just before you arrived. But very unlikely. This is not a good reason to avoid hospital lobbies! ...Read more
Pre med courses: You need a year each of organic chemistry, a ear of physics, a year of biology with their respective lab courses, a year of english and a year of calculus or other math courses including statistics.Also required is certain number of non science courses.You usually accompalish that in four years and then you take mcats and if you get into med school 4 years of school and three years of residency. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sometimes: Some inpatient psychiatric treatment hospitals can evaluate "walk-ins" to see if hospitalization is needed. A better bet would be to walk in to a hospital emergency room and let them know the situation. If the emergency room docs think that hospitalization is needed, they'll call around and find a program that has an opening. Calling 911 is another way of getting help quickly. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Severe Problems: Inpatient hospitalization is used when someone is having difficulties that are severe enough that outpatient treatment is not thought to be a good enough or safe enough option. Usually, there is a concern that the indiviidual presents a risk of safety to hinself/herself or to others. ...Read more
My grandma is leaving intensive care at a hospital(pneumonia), but will need some medical supervision. What staff at a hospital to advise next steps?
Call: In my professional experience, every hospital has had a volunteer coordinator who oversees the volunteer programs. Volunteers usually have to be screened and undergo some training once (and if) chosen. It is a beautiful thing for a person to do and i strongly suggest you call the hospital and explore how their programs work. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Relatives/Foster car: The children of a hospitalized parent (single, psychiatric or otherwise) would likely be cared for first by relatives.Children's services office of the state would likely be involved to monitor that situation & arrange temporary foster care if it should become necessary.Social workers on staff of most residential facilities/hospitals do this stuff routinely. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hospital stays: Whatever the cause, people who cannot walk or who have incessant nausea and vomiting are often admitted to the hospital for care. If the diagnosis is vertigo, that is no exception. Sometimes the hospital stay is helpful for obtaining diagnostic proof of this condition as well. ...Read more
Is it lawful for someone to work in childcare after voluntarily admission to a mental hospital for stress disorder?
Mental hospital: When they pose a danger to themselves or others, or when they are unable to care for self due to mental illness. ...Read more
My friend has been admitted to a mental health ward in a hospital voluntarily. What is the process. What will happen to her?
A comprehensive: Medical and mental history will be obtained. A physical examination is usually peformed and it is likely that laboratory tests will be done. If the person is suicidal or homicidal- they will likely be maintained on a watch. Many wards offer individual and group therapy as well as options like occupational therapy, art therapy, music therapy and psychotropic medication managment. ...Read more
When less won't do: The law and medical ethics say that care should be provided in the "least restrictive environment" possible. Since psychiatric wards are fairly restrictive, they should be used only when office visits or day treatment programs won't do. Usual reasons: suicide or violence risk; severe psychosis, mania, or depression that prevents functioning outside the hospital; need for careful med adjustment. ...Read more
How do I get a minor with mental health issues into a residential facility for the help that is needed?
Hospital for anxiety: The answer is 'yes'--sometimes, anxiety could be so pervasive and paralyzing that a patient is actually admitted to a hospital for control of symptoms with medication and discharge planning to return them to function. This is very rare now because we have good medicines for anxiety and because insurance companies don't like to pay for a hospital. ...Read more
Might help: "need" is a loaded word, but many parents find it useful to gain specific knowledge about their child's disability, perhaps talk with other parents facing similar issues, and quite likely learning proven techniques for dealing with road blocks your child may face. Often, this is a learning process that will need refreshing as the child ages and new issues arise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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