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Seizure versus panic:
Most panic attacks surface when a person is scared, starts holding their breath, become tearful, and frightened. What can you do? Start with taking deep breaths then the brain will have enough oxygen to do it's best to help you think clearly.
I enjoy holding my breath in for 5 to 10
seconds and letting it out in 30 seconds.
Seizues have more tightened muscles, including an "aura", and falling. ...Read more
I'm on the boarder line for driving-18 in contacts. Can I get glasses withmy contacts to help with the number plate test on the day. I need to drive?
2 month after plaster removal I still have much thicker, darker and more in number hair in places where betadine was applied?
Thick hair: It is not about betadine but just not being exposed to light. It will be normalized after a while. ...Read more
My dad has bipolar. Is this bipolar or a seperate illness. He thinks everything is a sign like number plates eg 074laa now he's catching a plane to la?
At son's 4 Mon vaccination, nurse use a plate with 3 syringes inside. She take off needle caps all at once and place them back to the plate, then give shots. The needles may contact the plate contaminated with other patient's blood. How risky it is?
Can talk with doctor: In such a situation, a parent can talk with the doctor by phone to advise the doctor what happened. Having more than one uncapped needle at a time is risky be cause there is a higher chance of a needle touching ANYTHING. That means a needle can accidentally pick up germs from anything it touches. The "nurse" may not realize there is increased risk, which is why the doctor will talk with the nurse. ...Read more
Hello doctor, my son is 14 and had a wrist xray to measure his bone age. He had broken this wrist 3 yrs ago. The nurse told us his growth plate is clo?
Silly nurse: The x-ray for bone age is done on the wrist/hand because there are dozens of growth plates in the digits and features of the wrist bones that are known to help predict bone maturity/growth potential. For the nurse to say a growth center is closed gives us no important information. It is also a break in protocol for him/her to comment on something about which which they seem to know so little ...Read more
under supervsion: Nurse externships occur while a student is still in nursing school. They are meant to give the nursing student more clinical experience and confidence prior to graduation. Nurse externs work under the supervision of an experienced registered nurse serving as coach. Nurse externs may also have the opportunity to take nursing workshops and attend conferences during the extern period. ...Read more
Every 2-3 hours: If you just had your baby, you should plan to nurse at least every 2-3 hours, with a goal of about 8-12 feedings per 24 hrs. It is a good idea to keep track of your feedings in the first week of life. Once your milk supply comes in and your baby starts to take more milk at a time, the feeding frequency declines. This is something your pediatrician will be able to provide further guidance on. ...Read more
You mean neonatal?: Do you mean the nurses that take care of babies in the hospital? Or do you mean private duty nurses that help take care of babies in the home? With both answers it depends what part of the country/world you are in, how much experience nurse has, & what the work circumstances are. A nurse who works the night shift, might be paid more than one who works the day shift, because fewer want nites. ...Read more
Advance R Nurse:
Is an advanced practice registered nurse who has completed graduate-level education (either a master of nursing or doctor of nursing practice degree)
nurse practitioners treat both physical and mental conditions through comprehensive history taking physical exams, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests. Nps can then diagnose certain diseases and provide appropriate treatment for the patients. ...Read more
?: The length of time at the breast is not a good indicator of how well the feeding has gone. A baby can spend an hour at the breast, but if the latch is poor, may not have transferred much milk. They could also spend 10 minutes and get all they need. Babies love to hang out at the breast and breastfeeding is so much more than food. I'd stop watching the clock and enjoy the time with the baby. ...Read more
As long as recommend: Removable appliances can be designed to do a multitude of functions. Only your dentist knows what it was designed to do, how many hours per day it should be worn, and for how long. Please discuss this with your treating dentist. Understand that no two patients have the same identical problems, nor do they require the same treatment. ...Read more
45-70%: The number of segs or neutrophils is given as a percentage of the total count. The normal amount is between 40-70% of the normal white blood count of 5000-10, 000. So high wbcs and/or high segs should be evaluated. ...Read more
Keep your baby safe: First, use a crib and mattress that meets aap and cpsc safety guidelines; follow assembly and use instructions. A safe and stable diaper changing surface placed against the wall is a must, too. Place outlet covers on all outlets and check carefully to ensure tall furniture pieces like bookshelves are bolted to the walls. All lights and cords must be kept safely out of your baby's reach. ...Read more
The number one...: Treatment in terms of popularity is a family of medications called pde-5 inhibitors (viagra, levitra, (vardenafil) and cialis). But ed can have many causes & treatment must be tailored to address the underlying issues. Some are behavioral/psychological. Some patients do well with the oral medications. Others do not respond, and must use vacuum assist devices, injectable medications, or even surgery. ...Read more
Search internet: Physicians really can't hide from the public. Most state boards of medicine make our information available (online) to the general public. Many online sites collect information on us & republish for you to compare & access. This site (as do most) also gives you access to our practice information including both address & phone. ...Read more
Mildly high: Diastolic pressure 90 or less is acceptable/normal pressure for healthy folks. 91-100 is mildly high. 101-110 is moderate and 111 and above is definitely more and more worrisome. If this is new, I would have it rechecked by your doc in couple of weeks to confirm. Keeping ideal body wt, no added-salt diet, and regular aerobic exercises are highly remommended, even for normal BP level. Good luck. ...Read more
Depends: Nursing degrees span the educational spectrum. From two year LPN progams to 3 year rn training, to 4 year bsn (bachelors degree), 6 year master's degree programs (msn), to 8 year nurse practitioner programs. These are great fields and have abundant opportunities for success, advancement and being socially redeeming. ...Read more