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Prolonged Hospitalization (Overview)

Prolonged hospitalization is a hospital stay lasting more than one week.


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My mother is in the hospital right now and has a very extended stomach some constipation and the doctors done several tests. Can't find anything help?

My mother is in the hospital right now and has a very extended stomach some constipation and the doctors done several tests. Can't find anything help?

Vague and complex: Best solution is to ask the doctors who are caring for her. They have a lot more info. Labs / imaging studies / direct exam, etc. The internet cannot begin to compete with that. ...Read more

Prolonged Hospitalization (Overview)

Prolonged hospitalization is a hospital stay lasting more than one week.


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What happens at partial mental hospitalization?

What happens at partial mental hospitalization?

This is intensive: Psychiatric treatment program which may be daily and last for much of each day. The participant is able to return home at the end of each day. ...Read more

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Od procedures--what happens when someone is hospitalized for an od?

Od procedures--what happens when someone is hospitalized for an od?

That depends: There are different protocols depending on the type of overdose. Some types of overdose may require activated charcoal. A nasogastric tube may be necessary. Sometimie emesis is induced. Inraveonous fluids are usually provided. ...Read more

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Are people generally hospitalized for delirium?

Are people generally hospitalized for delirium?

If acute and serious: There are many causes for delirium. Most common would be drug toxicity. This can be very serious and need acute medical care. Withdrawal from alcohol produces delirium that can cause serious medical complications. Infections of the brain can present with delirium and progress to coma. Patients with long standing psychiatric disease or dementia do not need hospitalization. ...Read more

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How can I keep a hospitalized toddler entertained?

How can I keep a hospitalized toddler entertained?

It depends: It depends on the illness, if your child can get out of bed, and if your child is being isolated due to infection. Many children's hospitals have games and other activities for the kids. If your child is confined to bed for now, books, music, games, and craft projects can help. Talk with the hospital staff as well to find out what might be available- videos, visiting volunteers, etc. ...Read more

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How long are you hospitalized if you get dehydration?

How long are you hospitalized if you get dehydration?

It depends: It depends on the cause of dehydration. Some will cause ongoing fluid loss, so correction of dehyration will take longer . Others are more simple and can be corrected over 24-48 hours. ...Read more

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Does a donor need to be hospitalized for pre-evaluation?

Usually not: Usually all pre-donation tests are done on an outpatient basis. Unless if any tests were positive and they need to be taken care of that will preclude donation at this point. ...Read more

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Would someone with mild atelectasis need to be hospitalized?

Would someone with mild atelectasis need to be hospitalized?

No...: Mild atelectasis, especially without symptoms, can be treated as an outpatient. The most important treatment is deep breathing and an incentive spirometer can help with this. Ask your doctor for one if you don't have one. Good luck! ...Read more

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Could a sociopath have a breakdown and be hospitalized for it?

Could a sociopath have a breakdown and be hospitalized for it?

Yes.: Sociopaths can and often have other conditions like bipolarity that may lead to 'breakdowns'. The will get depressed often after being 'caught' or exposed for their misdeeds. Depressions are often short-lived and not deeply felt or experienced given the nature of their sociopathy. ...Read more

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