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Are staff supposed to share bathroom facilities at residential facilities?

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

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Isolation (Definition)

Isolation is a clinical finding in which a person spends most of his time by himself, either by his own choosing or due ...Read more


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If in a private hospital room with neighbors with isolation sign, should I keep my door closed?

If in a private hospital room with neighbors with isolation sign, should I keep my door closed?

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

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Public hospitals vs. Private hospitals. Who is more current?

Public hospitals vs. Private hospitals. Who is more current?

Depends: Difficult to answer. Some are current. It all depends on what services they provide. Some hospitals provide good advanced orthopedic care, some may provide advanced neurosurgical care--- hence it is difficult to generalize. ...Read more

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Does awd require ramps and automatic door openers in all healthcare facilities?

Does awd require ramps and automatic door openers in all healthcare facilities?

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

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Do social workers follow the patient confidentiality code?

Do social workers follow the patient confidentiality code?

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

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What do private hospitals in johannesburg cost?

What do private hospitals in johannesburg cost?

Really don't know: this. Suspect that you would need to know things like the particular medications or surgical procedures, etc. ...Read more

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What's the difference between private and public hospitals nowadays?

What's the difference between private and public hospitals nowadays?

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

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Why doesn't small rural community hospitals keep up with big urban ones?

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Why doesn't small rural community hospitals keep up with big urban ones?

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 more

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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 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 more

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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"?

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 more

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Can there be more public mental hospitals/care facilities or private ones?

Can there be more public mental hospitals/care facilities or private ones?

I hope so.: They used to have state hospitals but they have gradually closed most of them and in their place, community mental health system. There are private psychiatric services in most general hospitals and other free standing ones as well. You can google them. ...Read more

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Public hospitals versus private hospitals in singapore ( cancer treatment)?

Public hospitals versus private hospitals in singapore ( cancer treatment)?

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

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Is there any law against a patient leaving the hospital emergency room with a hep lock or IV access still in his arm?

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

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Do hospitals look at an employee's medical record when hiring them? Are medical records confidential?

Do hospitals look at an employee's medical record when hiring them? Are medical records confidential?

Medical records are: confidential. Without your permission they cannot look at your medical records. If an employer requires drug testing they need to let their employees know the policy as well. ...Read more

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Do americans visiting england receive free medical care from public hospitals?

Do americans visiting england receive free medical care from public hospitals?

I suspect not: You have to have id to be properly cared for. If you do not have the proper id - they will attempt to bill you or your insurance. ...Read more

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How can I find patient records from cross county hospital in yonkers, ny?

Medical records: Call for a release of information form, fill it out, fax it back. ...Read more

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What are the differences between subacute care, outpatient care, hospice care, home health care?

What are the differences between subacute care, outpatient care, hospice care, home health care?

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 more

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