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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 sick and I homeschool her but would she be able to get homeschooled through the hospital ?

My daughter is sick and I homeschool her but would she be able to get homeschooled through the hospital ?

Depends: On her condition, ask the social worker at the hospital, wish you both wellness ...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

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Should i take my daughter to the hospital to treat her dizziness?

Should i take my daughter to the hospital to treat her dizziness?

Yes: In hosp. A ct first and if a suggestive image is obtained then a MRI of cervical /dorsal spine, also anheent shoult evaluate her for a cause of vertigo. ...Read more

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What can you do with a infected abscess if your daughter doesn't wanna go to the hospital?

What can you do with a infected abscess if your daughter doesn't wanna go to the hospital?

Office procedure: Many offices or urgent care centers are set up to drain an abscess in the office under a local anesthetic. In the mean time you can apply moist heat to the area and it may come to a head & drain spontaneously. It would still need to be looked at but that should relieve some of the pain until you can get in. ...Read more

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My daughter fell off a bunk bed and has a squishy bump on the top of her head should I take her to hospital?

My daughter fell off a bunk bed and has a squishy bump on the top of her head should I take her to hospital?

Several cues: The kid who is not knocked out, disoriented or confused @ the time of the injury is probably fine. Confusion or repeated episodes of vomiting in the hours after trauma deserve a look over by the dr.Kids under 8 can be allowed to nap on their regular schedule, with you checking in on occasion.They wake up and barf with a change of status.Any change in personality deserves a visit. ...Read more

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My daughter is sick and I homeschool her but would she be able to get homeschooled through the hospital ?  she has pots

My daughter is sick and I homeschool her but would she be able to get homeschooled through the hospital ?  she has pots

Words matter: The average hospital stay for kids runs 2-3 days, and schoolwork is rarely addressed as treatment proceeds. For those with long term stays, some larger facilities do co-op with local school districts to provide such services.You must ask what is available and authorize the service.Various privacy rules keep the hospital/doc from allowing anyone access to information on your kid. ...Read more

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Will the hospital admit you for severe chest pain in around the age of 15? (my daughter) has had bad chest pain recently

Will the hospital  admit you for severe chest pain in around the age of 15? (my daughter) has had bad chest pain recently

Probably: The chances your 15 year old daughter has an acute coronary syndrome (a heart attack or one of its cousins) is vanishingly small, but aortic dissections, pes, coronary dissections, etc aren't totally out, and our medicolegal culture being what it is, if they can't come up with a convincing alternative explanation... ...Read more

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My daughter has had a fever for 4 days brought her to the hospital twice and there not doing anything. Her highest temp was 105.3 what do I do????

My daughter has had a fever for 4 days brought her to the hospital twice and there not doing anything. Her highest temp was 105.3 what do I do????

Comfort /nutrition: Having her seen eliminates many worrisome but treatable issues. Most of these are simple viruses than can carry fever off & on for a week (seldom more but could).Sometimes you get a rash at the end and the fever fades. The best thing you can do is make sure baby has access to fluids, including those in food like applesauce.Fever meds if awake and grumpy. If you see any significant change, go back ...Read more

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13yr daughter in hospital for new onset type1diabetes.Why did this happened to her? What might have caused her to have this if she was a well person?

13yr daughter in hospital for new onset type1diabetes.Why did this happened to her? What might have caused her to have this if she was a well person?

We know how but not : The onset of type 1 diabetes peaks in and around puberty. The onset is unrelated to what one does or does not do. There is no blame except an immune system gone hay wire by destroying Insulin producing cells(islets)in the pancreas your physician can have antibodies against islets components measured to confirm this mechanism. ...Read more

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Teen daughter- disordered eating, lost 12kg, hospital. Wt regained, increasing, eating well. Out hospital 4 wks- how long wait to train again (run)?

Teen daughter-  disordered eating, lost 12kg, hospital. Wt regained, increasing, eating well. Out hospital 4 wks- how long wait to train again (run)?

Ask treatment team: It sounds as though your daughter is experiencing a significant & serious eating disorder. Based on that, 4 weeks out of the hospital is not a very long time. Excessive exercise is often a part of the disordered eating behavior, so it is important to be very careful about re-introducing exercise. It would be a good idea to talk through the timing with her physician, therapist, and dietician. ...Read more

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For the past 2 weeks my daughter Nadia keeps a headaches and feeling dizzy. What should I do? She volunteers at a hospital. No health insurance.

 For the past 2 weeks my daughter Nadia keeps a headaches and feeling dizzy. What should I do? She volunteers at a hospital. No health insurance.

Headaches: headaches could have a million cause. First make sure she is eating three meals per day to avoid being hypoglycemic. Make sure to check her vision to make sure it is not a problem. Then, she needs a good physical exam to find the reason. ...Read more