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Friend just entered a new york state run drug rehabilitation facility. What happens while he is there?
I smoked heavily for 6 years. I had a diffuse alveolar hemorrhage in June. I cut down from 3 ppd to 1/2 ppd. However, I just started rehab for IV drugs after almost dying from sepsis. Rehab says not to stop smoking now; but what about my lung issue?
ECigarette: I wonder if you could successfully use eCigarettes. This would give you the nicotine which would avoid that kind of withdrawal and not further damage your lower respiratory tract the way that tobacco can. Discuss this with your rehab physicians treating you now. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Interchangeable : A rehabilitation (rehab) facility can refer to a place where you get admitted in order to recover & rehabilitate from a number of conditions. The recovery & rehabilitation could refer to a medical condition (e.g. After a stroke, surgery) or it can refer to a rehab facility for addiction. Experienced primary doctors are usually the best people to ask which rehab is best for you. ...Read more
Skilled Care: A rehab facility will provide several types of skilled care. This usually includes therapy, from a physical therapist, occupational therapist and possibly speech therapist. This may be for 2-3 hours a day. It will also include skilled nursing care. Patients reside in such a facility anywhere from one week up to 3 weeks or longer, depending on their diagnosis. ...Read more
What do I do if a doctor fired me from her practice then is the only doctor who rounds at my rehab facility?
Find another doctor : Every doctor has the right to fire a patient for any reason as long as reasonable notice (3-4 weeks) is given. It is not his responsibility to find you a new doctor but he may. He is responsible to care for you for any emergencies for the notice period. It is your responsibility to find a new doctor, inquire about covered doctors from your insurance company. The rehab facility has its own doctors. ...Read more
See below: Social workers are a valuable member of the rehab team. They provide emotional support for the stress and anxiety often associated with an acute or chronic illness. They work with families. They can smooth the process of discharge to home. They can teach relaxation techniques and conduct one on one psychotherapy. We have had a social worker at our rehab facility since we opened. ...Read more
I'm 16 and have been drinking pretty regularly. I'm straightening my life out and being sent to a rehab facility for teens. What do they do there?
Rehabilitation : Good for you for getting the help you need! there are different approaches to treatment for alcohol and substance abuse. Most rehabilitation facilities help people learn how to get and stay sober . Some also help people uncover any underlying problems that could have been there before the drinking/drug use started, so those problems can be addressed in a healthier way. ...Read more
Rehab facility: Try kessler institute for rehabilittion in west orange new jersey. They also have other facilities in new jersey. They are amongst the most renowned institutions for rehab in the world and treat all conditions that cause disability or loss of function in people of all ages. ...Read more
Family member has surgery 3 weeks ago. He is off vent but on trach. Is it possible for rehab facility to get him to breath on his own again?
I do wound care at a local rehab and health facility and I would like some advice on how to assist a lady in healing her bilateral thigh wounds.
Topical and air: If her thighs prevent air circulation, she may need to,position with legs spread open for a while each day to avoid maceration in the wound. I Assume she is on antibiotics, topical debrieding agents like silver sulfadiazine are helpful as well. Be sure to address the cause for the wound initially,such as incontinence, and remediate that as well ...Read more
Elder man had surgery for broken patella. Transferred to a care/rehab facility. What will they do for him, length of time, and purpose of stay?
I work in a cardiac rehab facility as an intern and I'm doing a case study, why would someone be on amiodarone and carvedilol?
Many scenarios: Amiodarone is a powerful anti arrhythmic having some beta blocker properties. Carvedilol is a beta blocker without anti arrhythmic properties. It also benefits people with heart failure (HF) &/or coronary disease(CAD). If someone has an arrhythmia and CAD, HF, or possibly just hypertension it's common to need both. Combination can cause slow heart rate or low BP, among other side effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My father is 84 recently he can t stand or walk and has a lot of pain in the lower back lots of mris and xrays don t show anything in a rehab facility?
Need a specific ques: You state several observations but your question is not clear. Please submit a new question to the site.Questions are not linked, so submit basic info & your question.Read through it before submission to make sure it asks what you want. ...Read more
Cough with green phlegm. Got it about 3 weeks now from a rehab care facility for physical therapy. Unable to leave the house. ?
Need evalution infec: This suggests aninfection. You need an evaluation for a possible lung infection ...Read more
My daughter was in the hospital with lupus, she contracted lupus myelitis, she went to a rehab facility to learn to walk again died while seeking help?
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Fiancé given .250 digoxin for about 2 weeks b4 rehab facility contacted dr about symptoms.Weight loss, confusion, excess sleep..He still has some confusion after dose lowered to .125..Will this improve?
Reducing dependence: The goal of rehab is to reduce physiological dependence, and undo psychological dependence. For the physiological side, the dose of prescription drugs is gradually reduced and substituted with safer medications, to gradually turn off physical dependence. For illicit drug rehab, just the substitute drugs are given. Counseling is provided to turn off the psychological dependence. ...Read more
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