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What are emergency medical technician immunizations?

What are emergency medical technician immunizations?

There are no: immunizations specific to EMT's that I am aware of. Just the same routine immunizations that we all should have. Now your application may require you to have a varicella (chicken pox vaccine) if a blood test does not show immunity. ...Read more

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Is the braun ear thermometer accurate for children's temperatures?

Is the braun ear thermometer accurate for children's temperatures?

YES: Ear thermometers when used correctly can be quite accurate. There are some limitations, . It is not as good in infants due to their ear canal size . But in older children and teens and adults it is great. ...Read more

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Medical records. Is there any way to obtain my medical records?

Medical records. Is there any way to obtain my medical records?

Each : Each doctor's office or hospital has different policies regarding this matter, however your medical records should be made available to you in a timely fashion. Most facilities merely require a signed authorization, usually to be signed in person. If the records are in another state they may have another method for obtaining them. Remember you have a right as a patient to have access to your medical records. This includes all labs, x-rays, and clinic notes. Another method of obtaining medical records would be to have your current primary provider request to have your records released to them, which also requires your signature, this tends to be a little quicker in most case. Good luck! ...Read more

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Systolic pressure 190. Any circumstances under which emergency room would send patient home?

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Systolic pressure 190. Any circumstances under which emergency room would send patient home?

Absence of symptoms: Systolic pressure of 190 in the absence of symptoms such as headache nausea shortness of breath does not require hospital admission and can be treated as outpatient. ...Read more

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Does medical school do character check before admitting medical student? Integrity of docs is tarnished due to greed & deception in recent yrs.

Yes: Medical schools take the decisions of whom to accept very seriously. The vast majority of physicians are dedicated, hard working, ethical and professional. Their integrity is not in doubt. Like society in general, a few choose not to make the right choices. ...Read more

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When should an itp patient seek emergency medical attention?

When should an itp patient seek emergency medical attention?

Bleeding: You should seek medical care when you notice an increase in the frequency or severity of bruising or bleeding. It does not necessarily require a visit to an emergency room, but you should at least contact your hematologist. ...Read more

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Are paper medical records more secure than electronic health records?

Usually 7 years: Paper charts- 7 years. This may differ by state. Advantage of emr is they can be preserved for ever. Paper charts may not be as secure as electronic charts if proper precautions are taken. ...Read more

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Is there any other uses of insulin syringe (10 ml)? (It's a medical question I'm a medical student) Thank you

Is there any other uses of insulin syringe (10 ml)?
(It's a medical question I'm a medical student)
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Many uses.: A syringe is the plunger and barrel into which medicine is drawn up. A needle is then connected to a syringe to administer medicine. Any syringe can be used to administer medications under the skin, into the muscle, or in the case of some special needles, into bones or the epidural space in the spine. They can also be used to withdraw body fluids. An "insulin" syringe is usually 1mL, not 10. ...Read more

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Do hospitals look at an employee's medical record when hiring them? Are medical records confidential?

Do hospitals look at an employee's medical record when hiring them? Are medical records confidential?

Medical records are: confidential. Without your permission they cannot look at your medical records. If an employer requires drug testing they need to let their employees know the policy as well. ...Read more

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If a child has an immigrant parent, what are problems getting medical history and records?

If a child has an immigrant parent, what are problems getting medical history and records?

MEDICAL RECORDS: The immigrant usually brings important papers with him like medical records, diploma, school grades and exams, resume, etc. He knows all of these are needed during relocation. ...Read more

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How can a stroke be written up in medical language by medical personnel?

How can a stroke be written up in medical language by medical personnel?

CVA or infarct: Common medical terminology for "stroke" includes cerebrovascular accident (cva) or infarct. Other descriptors may also be used, like "ischemic" or "embolic" to indicate the type or cause of infarct. "transient ischemic attack" may be used if there is temporary decrease in blood flow but no permanent damage. ...Read more

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When might sunburn require medical attention?

When might sunburn require medical attention?

Consult a doctor for sunburn treatment if: The sunburn is severe — with blisters — and covers a large portion of your body, The sunburn is accompanied by a high fever, headache, severe pain, dehydration, confusion, nausea or chills, You've developed a ski: Your doctor might suggest a corticosteroid cream for your sunburn, or a short course of prednisone for severe cases involving large areas of your body. Antibiotics are most often not required unless you develop an infection. ...Read more

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Can a person with PhD in medical laboratory science open his/her own medical lab or is an MD obligatory?

Can a person with PhD in medical laboratory science open his/her own medical lab or is an MD obligatory?

State laws?: The laws and regulations probably are different in all states and maybe local governernment (city, county) regulations. I doubt any degree is required to establish such a business, although of course any lab needs a certain level of scientific expertise. Anyway, check out local and state laws and regulations. You could start by aking the front office of a lab in your area. ...Read more

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Which is correct? Axillary temp always 99.2 (that's with degree added), oral temp always 98.4/5. Same thermometer.

Which is correct? Axillary temp always 99.2 (that's with degree added), oral temp always 98.4/5. Same thermometer.

Both are: They both represent a normal temperature and are well within the range of variation you see taking it in different ways. ...Read more

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Optical thermometer: Forehead tem reads 98.7-- but experimenting with taking temperature over breastbone reads temp of 102. Why so different?

Optical thermometer: Forehead tem reads 98.7-- but experimenting with taking temperature over breastbone reads temp of 102. Why so different?

Optical thermometer : Either Temperature must be hotter at breast bone or device is not accurate. Recheck with another thermometer. Reliable check body temp is to place thermometer into insulated plastic cup and pee into it and look at temp reading quickly. Used to check folks who may be using tricks to increase oral readings so they can be "sick" such as drinking hot water and before temp taker comes around. ...Read more