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What is a mock code?

What is a mock code?

Practice for a code: A mock code is a practice run for a real code, where doctors, nurses, rts and other medical personnel work together to try to stabilize a patient. ...Read more

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What are these pill codes use for gilead 4331 and sv 572?

What are these pill codes use for gilead 4331 and sv 572?

Always ask, "Why?": Always ask, "Why do you ask?" Sometimes the person has a reason to know the information (such as a patient forgetting which of her own pills are which, or a doctor trying to figure out what a patient took). Other times, a person is snooping into another person's pills, trying to figure out what the other person is taking (unethical, and should be illegal). These pills might be Viread (tenofovir) and Tivicay. ...Read more

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Icd code for william syndrome?

758.9: Icd-9 code for williams syndrome is 758.9. For more details, see link: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/williams_syndrome. ...Read more

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Why is magnesium given during a code?

Why is magnesium given during a code?

Arrhythmias: Low magnesium can cause cardiac conduction disturbances and arrhythmias. Since there is no time to measure magnesium in a code situation it is often given to make sure that there is no depletion causing the cardiac problems. ...Read more

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Does 'code blue' mean someone has died?

Does 'code blue' mean someone has died?

No: Codes vary from hospital to hospital, but "code blue" often means a cardiac arrest or other serious medical situation. The purpose of the code is to quickly summon providers to prevent a death. Many hospitals are moving toward "plain language" codes which may demystify such announcements in the future. ...Read more

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What is the diagnistic code for acute conjuctivitis?

What is the diagnistic code for acute conjuctivitis?

Acute conjunctivitis: ICD-9 diagnostic code for acute conjunctivitis is 372.00 and ICD-10 code is H10. ...Read more