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Nursinng Care Plan For A Well Child
They should try!: I beleive it is the desire of most every nursing home to try to meet the needs of the resident and those of the family and caregivers. If you are a caregaiver, you shold have a frank and open dialog with those in the nursing home who are caring for your loved one and also with the administration of the nh. Let them know your desires and needs and work openly, sincerely and genuinely to take the. ...Read more
Consult your texts: This site is not a substitute for doing your own homework. Your nursing instructors expect your work to be done in the jargon of the teaching references they provide you for study. As you enter the profession you will be better prepared and more respected if you avoid shortcuts to complete your assignments. ...Read more
Yes: Loaded question! nutrition: highly dependent. Fortunately, preparing you for home care (including nutrition) is one of the things nicu does best. You'll be taught all about feedings before discharge, and your baby's nutrition will be frequently reassesed by your pediatrician after you come home. Vaccinations: typically, same as full-term; some premies do need additional vaccines, (eg. Synagis). ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
See below: You would need a permission from the director of nursing to allow a private nurse to care of your mom. You would have to pay privately on your behalf. ...Read more
Medicare: Plans are complicated & depend on your state. Best info. Is at www.Usmedicare.Com. ...Read more
Hospice care is: Usually planned by the hospice team. This includes doctors, nurses, social workers, and clergy. It is designed for people who have an approximately 6 month survival and who have either exhausted more aggressive care possibilites or are too frail. It is not limited to cancer. It is different than palliative care. There time is not critical and treatment is ongoing. Their goal is symptom management. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
When problems show: Referring a soldier for mental health is appropriate whenever performance, behavior, or relationship issues arise. Nipping problems in the beginning is the easiest and best way of preventing mental health crisis. As a provider with the Air Force I saw many who were referred too late --so the earlier, the better. Problematic drinking, relationships, and discipline issues are all good reasons. ...Read more
Psychotherapy: Treatment for dysthymia is similar to treatment for depression. It should include psychotherapy and may also be appropriate to treat with antidepressants. Start with your primary care physician and a good therapist. Cognitive behavioral therapies and interpersonal therapies can be effective. Exercise, good sleep, good nutrition, and overall self-care help improve mood naturally as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How to deal with staff taking care of a loved one who has been admitted to a mental health facility?
Depends on the issue: Generally, the staff need to be dealt with respect and politeness -- these qualities usually bring more results. Is there any particular issue you'd like to address with the staff? If you want diagnosis or treatment related info, your loved one or his/her power of attorney or legal guardian will have to sign consent. The question is too broad and needs to be more specific for a specific answer. ...Read more
Of course: It is very rewarding. You feel that you made a difference. ...Read more
See below: there is a medical and social day center and it can be found at the state government web site for list of approved facilities. you would need to take a tour of the facility and ask if there is a free pass for a day. the facility will explain the benefit of having daycare program and determine the appropriateness of bringing loved one to the daycare center. ...Read more
Foster kids: A foster child who lives with the same family for a long period of time maybe able to receive preventive services from the same doctor of choice for as long as it takes. The same child who remains in the same vicinity but lives with a different family can still prefer to see the same doctor. ...Read more
Do a nurse aide help at home with postop ADL? Or, would it be best to choose a home health aide for activities of daily living, if needed?
Call the Visiting: Nurse Association in your area. They will assess your situation and offer the type of services you need. Peace and good health. ...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
My grandma is leaving intensive care at a hospital(pneumonia), but will need some medical supervision. What staff at a hospital to advise next steps?
Can a community psychatric nurse stop medication if a patient refuses treatment and they are on a shared care performer?
Do what is best for: a nurse works under her doctor's license. A doctor may not want the legal responsibility for a patient who is non compliance, and may remove medications which may cause problems if used inappropriately or that interact with other behaviors physician sees as possibly harmful to the patient. ...Read more
Geriatric care: Many geriatric care managers have training in nursing, social work, and psychology. They can assess needs, and help you access additional services you might not otherwise know about. They can coach families who are doing caregiving, and help coordinate care. Many more possibilities also. See this for additional info: http://www.Caremanager.Org/why-care-management/what-you-should-know/. ...Read more
Testing/self-care 4u: Manage your own stress by taking care of your own needs. Probably, have a psychological testing done on your kid to confirm/disprove diagnosis.Testing will also show child's strength and things to work on, but knowing strengths will help you in coping with his illness and take your care for him in more positive direction. Testing can be done by a clinical psychologist specializing in children. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer