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Don't understand: The question? There are really no teaching plans for altered mental status. You need to figure out the cause and treat it if possible. ...Read more
Nicotine addiction: Your physician may believe that smoking is causing medical problems. ...Read more
Depends...: On staging, i.e. If scarred (cirrhosis), and function of liver. In general, good quality protein (animal or vegetable source), no alcohol, ample fruits and vegetables, no alcohol, whole grains, no alcohol,. Good intake of all nutrients. If failing liver function, may need adjustments in protein, other. Alcohol worsens the inflammation and progress. ...Read more
Not really: Estimating the pO2 would be very inaccurate, especially if its from a venous sample. There is no way to tell what your arterial level is based on the venous level. ...Read more
How do I as a patient get a prescription transferred from one pharmacy to another? Just as an example, Walgreens to Walmart or vice versa.
Call the prescriber!: Only the prescribing provider can make that change. They need to call the new pharmacy with the prescription. ...Read more
Can you sell Plan B that states only for 17 and older patients? I am aware that the law recently changed but my pharmacy still has old packaging boxes
You are selling it?: I'm sure the pills have an expiration date on them, even with the old packaging, they should last awhile. But more importantly, it is generally considered safe for women of all ages. But depending upon the product, the pharmacy may require an id, or even a doctor's prescription for some ec's (ella). Check your local laws. This link might help: http://ec. Princeton. Edu/questions/ecconsent. Html. ...Read more
Do you do gender selection insinamation . I'm a previous patient of yours. You have delievered 2 of my daughters but my husband and I would like to plan a boy :-/?
Not a good idea: It's not nice to mess with Mother Nature. Always decide if there is truly an overwhelmingly convincing reason to interfere with nature, before trying to do it. If there is no known genetic defect in the family genes that would create a mutation in either boys or girls, then we let nature decide whether the next baby will be a boy or girl. It's perfectly fine to have 3 girls in a row ...Read more
Anny food can't be taken patient kidney failure .? Give example.? And person who can get the kidney failure?
Low phosphorous: Phosphorous is present in milk, cheese, nuts, meats and other foods. Limiting the amount of phosphorous eaten and taking binders, pills that stick to phosphorous in the gut preventing absorption, is of vital importance for a dialysis patient. High levels of phosphorous are associated with itching, red eyes and over the long term vascular injury by being stuck into the walls of arteries. ...Read more
What kind of care plan can I formulate for a male patient which recently had an appendectomy and is diabetic?
How long since he had his surgery does he have any problems related to surgery how old the patient is and how long he have been diabetic does he take insulin what kind of medication he is on regular bases
a lot of questions before we try to help you with care plan
either talk to a physician face to face on health tap prime or discuss all of these point with his doctor
good luck ...Read more
See your doctor: Follow up plan to see your doctor. Otherwise, there a great deal of variability between patients and their age. There is no standard plan. Some go out on meds and some with pacemakers and some on no medications. ...Read more
Does anyone know if laproscopic surgery is available to medicaid/blue cross(monroe plan) patients in ny state?
Should be: The type of surgery whether laparoscopic or open or robotic depends more on what surgery you need and the comfortability your surgeon has doing that procedure laparoscopically than your insurance. If you need surgery and it can be done laparoscopically then your insurance should cover it. ...Read more
What's the care plan for patient with nephrotic syndrome and diagnosed with ineffective tissue perfusion, renal?
Depends: It depends on if it is steroid responsive or not. Treatment can vary — it needs to be individualized. ...Read more
I am a patient with positive jack mutation2 v617f, doctor told me to live normally just make check ups every 3 months. What food plan should I follow?
As anyone else: Food is not magic and almost everything you read about food choices for this-or-that is subscience / entertainment. Get enough protein, avoid the sugary / greasy / very salty stuff and stay physically fit. I am guessing that your janus kinase 2 was found during a workup for essential thrombocythemia. Nobody knows the mutation's natural history in the young but I hope you're planning a nromal life. ...Read more
Will most pcp test any blood values you request? Or would the patient have to show symptoms? For example could I get B12 and zinc levels checked?
How can a doctor measure fundalHeight when the patient has a small belly at 8 months for example, is the same procedure with a normal big belly?
Same: Measuring is the same basic procedure. If there is any question about the growth or size of the baby, we get an ultrasound. ...Read more
Would lack of pressure (for example standing partly submerged in water) relieve a patient with plantar fasciitis?
No: Plantar fasciitis can be a very agonizing and chronic issue. It's very common. It is pain worse following rest like when you get up in the morning or after sitting in a chair for a while. Consult your local podiatrist, cortizone (hydrocortisone) injections will allow you to walk out pain-free. But there are many options. Quit living in pain. ...Read more
When doctors get lab results back if they are bad results do they contact the patient sooner? Like a disease or virus. Like cancer for example?
It depends: It would have to depend on the time sensitivity of the result. If it is something that needs to be acted upon quickly-where the administration of a medication or surgery makes a big difference, then the patients are contacted sooner. If it is a bad result that is best to discuss face to face, I like to have the patient come in when they are able so that I can discuss the results in more detail. ...Read more
What are the chances of becoming infection after glove removal? Example if I draw blood from a hep c patient or HIV could blood jump from gloves?
Zero: Your skin would have to be penetrated by a sharp instrument (assuming you don't have open sores) or the patient's blood would have to come into contact with your eye or mucus membrane, to have any chance of contracting hep. C or HIV from the exposure. In case of needlestick accident, you should have access to an emergency consultation with an infectious disease program for preventive HIV rx. ...Read more
Would lack of pressure (for example standing partly submerged in water) relieve a patient with tarsal tunnel syndrome (or other nerve con.) in feet?
Probably yes: Tarsal tunnel syndrome is a nerve compression disorder of the posterior tibial nerve as it enters the foot on the inside of the ankle. It is much like carpal tunnel syndrome of the hand. Displacement of body weight by water would lessen the load across the ankle joint, resulting in less pressure, and likely relieving symptoms. Anti-inflammatories with activity modifications advised. Surgery prn. ...Read more
In what situations, other than atrial fibrillation (having to do with the heart-not dvt) would a patient be on IV Heparin? For example, preop for CABG
IV heparin: IV heparin can be given for multiple reasons such as MI (heart attack), DVT, Pulmonary Embolism, Atrial Fibrillation, Mechanical heart valves, Other thromboembolic diseases. In certain situations patient are on outpatient anticoagulants which may need to be stopped during preop and IV heparin is initiated. Unsure what the reasoning in this situation is. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Use your resources.: If you are on dialysis, you likely have a nephrologist and a renal nutritionist to help you with this question. Do consult them, because weight loss may involve more specialized considerations for your body! (for example, watch the phosphates and salt!) also, ask these folks what exercise is best for you, as excercise may help your weight loss efforts. Good luck. Lgromkomd. ...Read more
See Dietician: If you are on dialysis you should have an assigned dietician to help you with weight gain. If you have chronic kidney disease you need to be careful because a high protein diet potentially could cause fasting loss of kidney function. I would recommend talking to your nephrologist about a referral to a dietician. They are highly trained and generally can provide very useful information. ...Read more
Consult your texts: This site is not a substitute for doing your own homework. You're 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
My patient have to extract 5 teeth that I plan to separate extraction 2 times. My patient taking aspirin81mg. What should I do?
Discuss: The question is a little unclear. If you are the dentist doing the extractions I would consult with the patients md beforehand. Generally for simple extractions Aspirin is not a major concern but if you are unsure always use caution and have hemostatic agents available if needed. ...Read more
Dental: Can a patient have a group PPO insurance plan and an individual dental discount plan for when the PPO plan is lacking coverage?
Yes but...: First the office you go to would have to accept both plans. It also depends upon whether they are both for you, or you as a secondary on your spouse's plan. Furthermore, some insurance plans reduce the coverage by the amount another plan pays. You need to discuss this with both insurance plans and the office. I hope you seek quality dental care and not just consider out-of-pocket costs. ...Read more