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Private Hospital Isolation Door
Share facilities: This actually is purely a matter of the facility policy, which differs from place to place. Medically there is no reason why a facility can't be shared with proper hygience. It's usually just a matter of convenience and sometimes of psychological factors and personal preferences. ...Read more
Clarify: Not sure what you need. Will you clarify? ...Read more
Not necessarily: In a hospital, the rooms probably have negative pressure; however, the neighbors room have to be kept closed, but due negative pressure any infectious organism will most like be pulled in instead of blown out of the room, therefore it probably not necessary to keep your own room closed. ...Read more
Same: These terms are generally interchangeable.Get a more detailed answer ›
Built after 1992 law: Yes it does according to American with Disability law which went on effect in 1992.But the facilities those were constructed before 1992 are grandfathered and may not have the ramps and automatic door openers ...Read more
All health care DO: All providers, including social workers are required to respect patient confidentiality, just like dentists, physicians, nurses, and pas. In the case of suspected child abuse for example, it is normall legally required for the provider to alert the authorities (child protection services). There are other situations that would require alerting authorities such as elder abuse and death threats. ...Read more
Payment system: Private hospitals are usually owned by private individuals or corporations. While their duty is to provide effective health care, they are also concerned about profit and that is part of their fee structure. Public hospitals are owned by governments in whole or in part and receive subsidies from public funds. Their overall fee structures is set the same but they usually given much free care. ...Read more
They cannot: Small rural community hospitals- staffed generally with general practioners, or internists without any sub specialities, surgery, or ob/gyn. They are not equipped with ct/mri, icus etc urban hospitals: most of them all specialists andp advanced medical equipments other resources that are essential for care of patients. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dementia pt 1st in assisted living, then memory care unit but evict due to assaults, in psych unit, then again assisted living unit (not locked). Y?
Dementia & assaults: There are many possible causes for violent behavior in people with dementia, including delirium from occult infection, & conflict with staff. It requires urgent evaluation. I'm sorry, but I have no way of knowing how placement was selected for this person after discharge from inpatient psychiatry. Please ask the physicians and staff involved about this, and for any recommendations they may have. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Where would u have child's MRI w/sedation- children's hospital outpatient center or hospital? Imaging director said only difference is no "code team"?
Hard to say: Many facilities are unique in their approach to this issue and follow strict guidelines on who is present for such a study. In my area they require an anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist be present whose only job is tending to the patient continuously. A code team down the hall doesn't seem better than a one on one with the leader of such a team. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
11pm+7am shift.Nursing home.Lpns intimidate cnas to cover up mistakes or inappropriate and unethical. Behavior.?
Yes: It is both inappropriate and unethical; however, what is the question? ...Read more
Comparable: I think you can choose either way- either public hospital or private hospital. There are a lot of hospitals there, but public hospital like the national university hospital is good too. Choose the oncologist whom you feel comfortable with is probably more important. ...Read more
Is there any law against a patient leaving the hospital emergency room with a hep lock or IV access still in his arm?
No: However, most hospitals will require you to sign a form that states that you understand that by leaving against medical advice, you might be at risk for serious complications. ...Read more
Do hospitals look at an employee's medical record when hiring them? Are medical records confidential?
Medical records: Call for a release of information form, fill it out, fax it back. ...Read more
Also: Subacute care in many skilled nursing facilities usually entails significant specialized care, like patients on long term ventilators. These patients are too stable for the hospital but because the tracheostomy & vent require constant monitoring and nursing care. If a pt can't be taken off the vent they are usualy transferred to a facility where this type of care is usual. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer