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My daughter is a volunteer at the hospital. What are her risks in er?

My daughter is a volunteer at the hospital. What are her risks in er?

Germs, needle sticks: The er can be exciting to work, but common sense rules apply. There are a ton of germs, so she should wash hands/alcohol gel a lot. Avoid touching her eyes, nose and mouth. Watch out for needles, don't "be helpful" and try to pick up scalpes or needles. Leave that to doctor and nurses. Never be alone with a cranky patient, and she should always make sure she's the closest one to the door! ...Read more

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Can i take my daughter to another hospital ER she was sent home from one hospital eventhough she had blood in her ear canal she has a ear avm?

Can i take my daughter to another hospital ER she was sent home from one hospital eventhough she had blood in her ear canal she has a ear avm?

Your choise: Going from one facility to another does not mean they will handle the issue any differently. If your child has a specific issue with the ear, followup with an ENT who has specialized training and equipment would be more likely to provide specific care. ...Read more

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My daughter is homeschooled but she is very sick will I be able to get her under a hospital based school?

My daughter is homeschooled but she is very sick will I be able to get her under a hospital based school?

School: Children who are hospitalized for long periods of time often have their schoolwork sent by their teachers. Some hospitals have an onsite school and children have lessons. If your child needed prolonged hospitalization, arrangements can be made for s/he to keep up with school. ...Read more

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Daughter saw hospital mental health person 1x released no problem found does this info get sent to state mental health office on record forever?

Daughter saw hospital mental health person 1x released no problem found does this info get sent to state mental health office on record forever?

Recorded somewhere: We live in a world of recordkeeping.I know of no one looking to keep track of everyone that sees a mental health counselor.However, you can be assured that an insurance company and/or the facility records the encounter by date and time with a related diagnostic label. It is how they justify paying for services or making them available. ...Read more

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Took my 4yr daughter to children's hospital found out she has parainfluenza anything that can help with it cuz I know there's nothing that can be done?

Took my 4yr daughter to children's hospital found out she has parainfluenza anything that can help with it cuz I know there's nothing that can be done?

Children: Parainfluenza is a very common VIRAL infection that there is no medicine for it. It will get better on its own. Its the number 1 cause for croup, which if your child has, besides steam showers and cold air, steroids can often help with that. ...Read more

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Help, at what temperature should I take my daughter to the hospital?

Help, at what temperature should I take my daughter to the hospital?

Other symptoms?: Fever is over-rated as an indicator of seriousness.A kid with a 103f temp, who is taking fluids well enough to void every 6-8 hours is at low risk for dehydration. If alert and aware, with mild increase in heart rate and breathing, you may do well to wait until a regular doc is available.If excessively sleepy, refusing fluids, or showing other sx suggestive of big problems go now. ...Read more

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My daughter has a large VSD and she is in Yemen and I will like to bring her to the U.S. , I live in N.C where would be a good hospital in N.C?

My daughter has a large VSD and she is in Yemen and I will like to bring her to the U.S. , I live in N.C where would be a good hospital in N.C?

Children's Hospital: North Carolina is a big state and there are many quality children's hospitals. Duke Children's Hospital in Durham is a great one; however, start with researching the children's hospital in the city closest to you... Charlotte also has a couple of children's hospitals as does Chapel Hill. ...Read more