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What does formal intervention, inpatient care, outpatient care, and relapse mean medically?

What does formal intervention, inpatient care, outpatient care, and relapse mean medically?

Multiple terms: These terms often arise in the context of alcoholism & substance abuse -- chronic, difficult illnesses to treat. There can be a formal intervention involving one's family & friends with a professional skilled in the process of showing the person what his/her behavior is doing. Inpatient & outpatient care are venues for treatment. Someone may relapse (go back to using) in course of illness. ...Read more

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Rehab (Definition)

Rehab is an abbreviation for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation is the process of restoring one back to good physical or mental health ...Read more


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What is outpatient vs inpatient care for anorexia treatment?

What is outpatient vs inpatient care for anorexia treatment?

Issue of Severity: In the treatment of anorexia nervosa, the level of care is determined by the severity of the illness and the needs of the patient. Inpatient care: need for parenteral or tube feedings due to severe with loss. Suicidal ideation due to depression. Damaged organ systems needing acute medical care. Outpatient care: borderline weight loss, better insight into issues, stable medical condition. ...Read more

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What is the difference between outpatient and inpatient physical therapy rehab settings?

What is the difference between outpatient and inpatient physical therapy rehab settings?

Location of service: Inpatient physcial therapy is done when the patient is kept overnight in a hospital or rehabilitation facility and typically with other therapies will add up to 3 hours of therapy a day. Outpatient physcial therapy is when the patient is at home and travels to the facility for therapy, usually about 30-60 minutes of treamtment. ...Read more

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Question for total knee replacement-is inpatient rehab necessary?

Question for total knee replacement-is inpatient rehab necessary?

Not necessarily: After a total knee replacement, you will definitely need physical therapy. The setting will depend on your general health and other medical co-morbidities. The different settings could include home with outpatient therapy, home with home health therapy, at a skilled nursing facility, or at an inpatient rehabilitation facility. Your doctors will help determine the most appropriate rehab setting. ...Read more

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What is the difference between inpatient and outpatient physical therapy rehab?

What is the difference between inpatient and outpatient physical therapy rehab?

Only location of Svc: Inpatient physical therapy is performed on patients admitted to the hospital, whereas outpatient therapy is performed on patients that are not admitted to the hospital. ...Read more

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Can you please describe intensive multidisciplinary biopsychosocial rehabilitation?

Treat Whole person : This type of rehabilitation uses a team to help a person get back on their feet, functioning in life. It is headed by a physician to diagnose and treat medical issues, but includes others to help decrease barriers to treatments. Among others, this can include physical/occupational therapy, biofeedback, exercise, psychology, social work, etc. ...Read more

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Whoqualifies for residential mental health treatment centers?

Whoqualifies for residential mental health treatment centers?

Level of care: Honestly there is considerable variation from place to place about how this works. However if you want to get a sense of how things "ought" to work you should search for the "level of care and utilization system" of the american association of community psychiatrists. It is a bit complicated but covers the factors that determine medically appropriate residential care. ...Read more

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What requirements exist for Suboxone treatment programs?

What requirements exist for Suboxone treatment programs?

I assume....: Your question is about criteria for admission to a treatment program. If you admit that you have an opioid addiction and will be paying cash it is very unlikely the program will turn you away. If you will be using insurance then the program will usually get your ins. Co. To approve and authorize the admission and treatment. ...Read more

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What education is required for cardiac rehab?

What education is required for cardiac rehab?

Nursing, therapist: The rehabilitation department is usually occupied with physical therapist, occupational therapist, and nursing staff -- and they can be registered nurse or licensed practical nurse and nursing assistant. There is always a supervising physician responsible as the medical director of the facility --. ...Read more

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What blind rehabilitation services will the va offer for veterans?

What blind rehabilitation services will the va offer for veterans?

Many: The va offers mobility training, vision aids for low vision, psychological counseling and family service. Service connected veterans with low vision related to their service are eligible without question for these. Others might be eligible depending upon their individual circumstances. ...Read more

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How can inpatient services for depression work?

How can inpatient services for depression work?

Provide Safety.: Inpatient treatment for depression can provide safety if someone is depressed and suicidal, homicidal or psychotic. In an inpatient setting some medications can be titrated more quickly ; response can be closely monitored. Treatment is usually more intensive then most outpatient programs ; distorted thoughts can be addressed. ...Read more

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How does the referal process work for a residential care program?

How does the referal process work for a residential care program?

Don't need referal: Often, individuals do not need a referral for residential care. It can be very helpful to have a referral from a geriatric psychiatrist or pcp. But often, one isn't needed. Many are "step down" facilities, where the healthier individuals rent the top floors like regular apartments, with benefits of living there like cafeterias, etc. As the need more help, according to the rules of the place. ...Read more

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Who can admitt me to inpatient mental hospital for acting out?

Who can admitt me to inpatient mental hospital for acting out?

Depends: If you are a minor your parents. If you are an adult over 18 you can voluntarily admit yourself. If you are behaving in a manner that you are a danger to yourself or others you can be involuntarily admitted for 72 hours by family, physicians, police, counselor. ...Read more

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What pain management clinics offer out-patient ketamine for crps/rsd?

What pain management clinics offer out-patient ketamine for crps/rsd?

None: No reputable clinic would offer this medication on an outpatient basis. This drug is an anesthetic and requires continuous monitoring with administration. ...Read more

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What do cardiac rehab programs consist of?

What do cardiac rehab programs consist of?

Not just execise: A nurse and an exercise physiologist evaluate a patient and assess what level of fitness they are and design a program to meet a pespecified goal. They are then given instuctions and meet with a class 2 or 3 times a week. While exrecisiin the pts are monitered and have there blood pressures and rythm checked prior to and after execise. Often dieticians will come and advise as well. ...Read more

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What rehab program is appropriate for a ruptured Achilles tendon?

What rehab program is appropriate for a ruptured Achilles tendon?

Rehab by podiatrist: Your orthopedic surgeon or your podiatrist will recommend you the best rehab program for your specific lesion. ...Read more

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Will all skilled nursing facilities provide IV therapy?

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Will  all skilled nursing facilities provide IV therapy?

Usually not: Some nh who have rn round the clock can administer IV medications. Most of them do not provide this service. ...Read more

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How does a drug rehab program work?

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Rehab: Thorough assessment is done during intake, then u will be involved in counseling & group therapy sessions (aa/na) to help u maintain sobriety & prevent relapse. ...Read more

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Where can someone get cardiac rehab certification?

Where can someone get cardiac rehab certification?

Hospital: Hospitals and some cardiac clinics offer it, also, some ymca can offer and abbreviated version. ...Read more

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