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Necessities For Newborns
Chck medicaid: Check with your sate medicaid program if this patient is eligible, some states have home aid service. ...Read more
Should the elderly be expected to pay for residential care out of their own social security or medicare?
Who pays?: Medicare does not pay for long term care, assisted living, home care, transportation. So , yes, unless you financially qualify for medicaide, you will need to pay for residential care or home care(unless there is a skilled nursing need, then medicare will pay for a while in rehab or home care). ...Read more
Several vaccines: Vaccines for babies in the U.S. Include: hepatitis b, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, pneumococcal, hemophilus influ.B, rotavirus, polio, and influenza. Chicken pox, measles, mumps, rubella, and hepatitis a are given after infancy. Several vaccines are combination vaccines. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Development: Many nicus have developmental follow up clinics to evaluate progress and needs after going home from the nicu and the children are prescribed physical, occupational, and speech therapy as is warranted. The therapy occurs on developmentally appropriate levels which is often through play therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should american hospital workers refuse to discuss female circumcision with the parents of newborns?
Tell all it's ilegal: American hospital workers should tell all that performing a female circumcision in the usa, as well as all civilized countries that it is a criminal offence. It involves amputating the clitoris and thus removing any pleasant sexual sensation later in life. Perpetrators need to be be reported to the police and sent to prison.Any physician perpetrator faces automatic loss of medical license for life. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is there any provision for free residential care in the malaysia for elderly people with mental illness?
I'm not sure: I'm not sure about this, buti do have patients who have an orphanage in malaysia and i would consider asking what they think. ...Read more
Geriatrics: when looking for skilled nursing care center for a 90 year old frail but social parent, what are the most important considerations?
Informed decision: Visit facility, ask about ratio of patients to nurses, cnas; look at rooms -- see if they're private, semi-private, etc. Compare nursing homes by rating-- medicare website is one of them: http://www.Medicare.Gov/quality-care-finder/#nursing-home-compare also, when a nursing home has been surveyed by a state oversight agency, it should have the results of survey readily available for you to look. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See below:: Some states require prophylaxis against gonococcal opthalmia. Pros & cons of eyedrops for newborns: http://answers.Google.Com/answers/threadview/id/20050.Html. Check with your state's statutes/laws. There's convincing evidence that blindness due to gonococcal ophthalmia neonatorum has become rare in the United States since the implementation of universal prophylaxis of newborns w/out harm! ...Read more
Lots: Call the hospital nearest you and ask them...They can give a more complete answer. ...Read more
Unnecessary medical provision? Newborn was born healthy in a hospital. We recieved medical bills from gynae and hospital staff for around $8000. No problem with that.
However we also recieved medical bills for consecutive daily visits over three days fro
In : In every hospital i ever worked (or gave birth) in, a pediatrician sees the newborn infants every single day that they are in the hospital. This is considered standard of care since many health issues with a newborn may not become apparent until 2, 3, or even 4 days after birth. Your pediatrician did the right thing seeing your child every day and i'm not sure why your insurance company will not pay. You should call the pediatrician's office and let them know of the problem you are having with the insurance company - they may be able to help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
School vaccines: With the exception of certain exemptions, 4 doses of IPV (last after 4th birthday), two doses of MMR and Varicella, 3 doses of Hepatitis B, 5 doses of DTaP (last dose after 4th birthday) , 3-4 doses of HiB and 4 doses of Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) are standard. Middle school students are expected to have a dose of Menactra and TdaP. ...Read more
Are only Intensive Care Units equipped to give total parental nutrition (TPN) or can this be done in most wards?
Both: Many patients are started on TPN in the ICU, for critical conditions or after surgery, but there is no reason that TPN cannot be started on the wards. A team of providers, a nutritionist, an iv access team and usually a physician, round to determine: 1) is TPN indicated, can feeding be used instead; 2) if so, what access (port, PICC line); 3) what formulation; 4) how long? Teaching is critica ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ask your doc: I am assuming you are referring to someone to help with your baby after birth. You can ask your OB for a reference or ask at the hospital where your baby is delivered. You can also check with the Board of Nursing in your state. ...Read more
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