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Nursing diagnosis for ards?

Nursing diagnosis for ards?

Acute respiratory : ARDS stands for acute respiratory distress syndrome. ...Read more

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What is a sample nursing care plan for acute tonsillo pharyngitis?

What is a sample nursing care plan for acute tonsillo pharyngitis?

This site is MedCare: this site is about medical question and answers about medical problems and not nursing care.The only nurses who come in contacts with patients with tonsilopharyngitis,are either Dictors office nurse or in ER.It involved taking vital signs like temp and pulse and history of any allergies. And at the direction of the doctor to do throat swab for quick strep test or culture& give Tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever ...Read more

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33 weeks pregnant urine sample possible uti, is it safe for baby to take prescribed antibiotics before sample confirmed of uti?

33 weeks pregnant urine sample possible uti, is it safe for baby to take prescribed antibiotics before sample confirmed of uti?

Clinical diagnosis: It sounds like your doctor made a clinical judgment based on the information available at the time of your visit. We often do this when the symptoms match the findings on physical examination or office testing. If we will feel there is enough information available to make a reasonable medical decision then we move forward with treatment prior to waiting on confirmatory testing ...Read more

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Does lab work on a blood sample reveal others problems than initial sample requested?

Does lab work on a blood sample reveal others problems than initial sample requested?

Yes: This is why the CBC and the chemical profile are among the cornerstones of screening today. ...Read more

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Dx z12.13 on. Mammo script mean is this Dx for a routine mammogram?

Dx z12.13 on. Mammo script mean is this Dx for a routine mammogram?

Yes and No: Yes, whoever wrote the prescription likely meant it for breast cancer screening. No, that diagnosis code is not for breast cancer screening. The code for breast cancer screening is Z12.31, not Z12.13. ...Read more

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Tuberculosis screening test needed for volunteer at a hospital?

Tuberculosis screening test needed for volunteer at a hospital?

Yes: Most hospitals and health care facilities require screening for TB in all employees prior to clearing them to work in patient care areas; this usually includes volunteers. ...Read more

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How long are specimens good for additional reliable testing? Doctor ordered chlamydia/gc test and 6days later ordered a trich test using same specimen

How long are specimens good for additional reliable testing? Doctor ordered chlamydia/gc test and 6days later ordered a trich test using same specimen

Preservatives: The lab doing the testing would let your dr. Know if the specimen was outdated. Often, preservatives can be introduced in the specimen as well, making it viable for future testing. If the lab did not have a problem with adding the test, than all is fine. ...Read more

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My doctor ordered a urine cytology test due to hematuria. He ordered it done on 24 hr urine sample. Lab says not 24hr test. Who's right?

My doctor ordered a urine cytology test due to hematuria. He ordered it done on 24 hr urine sample.  Lab says not 24hr test.  Who's right?

Usually: Urine cytology is a one time test, where you send a sample immediately to the cytology/pathology lab without having to collect 24 hours worth of urine. ...Read more

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Breast cancer diagnostic testing prices? How expensive is the diagnosis?

Breast cancer diagnostic testing prices? How expensive is the diagnosis?

Cheap compared to...: If the diagnosis is missed, the price is your life. Period. If you have a dominant mass in your breast, get seen. We're all trapped in the same dysfunctional health care system, but we're here for those who can pay, and those who cannot. ...Read more

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How precise are urine samples for testing chlamydia?

How precise are urine samples for testing chlamydia?

Pretty accurate: The newer urinary tests for chlamydia and gonorrhea use dna technology and are fairly accurate. ...Read more

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How much time is a pathology lab required to keep biopsy sample?

How much time is a pathology lab required to keep biopsy sample?

See below: A small biopsy tissue is usually processed in its entirety and embedded in paraffin. The processed tissue in blocks is stored for at least 20 years. ...Read more

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Take a urine sample when going for testing for pneumonia?

Take a urine sample when going for testing for pneumonia?

Sometimes: There are tests which can measure bacterial antigens ( proteins made by a bacteria that the body can mount an immune response against) which can be indentified in urine of infected patients, thus helping diagnose the infection with these germs. Legionella and strep pneumonia are two such germs for which a urine antigen can be measured. ...Read more

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Mammo Prescription and it as DX Z12.31- encounter for screening mammogram for malignant neoplasm of breast what is DX is it for a routine mammo ?

 Mammo Prescription  and it as DX Z12.31- encounter for screening mammogram for malignant neoplasm of breast what is  DX is it for a routine mammo ?

ICD-10 code: Doctor's have to come up with codes for billing purposes - especially when we order tests. This system is called ICD-10. It is the 10th generation of the International Classification of Diseases if you really want to know. "Dx" stands for 'diagnosis', and Z12.31 is a breast cancer screening code for the mammogram. I'd ask the doctor more questions if you're still not sure. ...Read more

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Urine test showed a 6.7 psa level, should I accept the recommendation for a prostate biopsy?

Urine test showed a 6.7 psa level, should I accept the recommendation for a prostate biopsy?

Probably: A blood test with a psa of 6.7 is hi. But other factors need to be taken into account such as your age, overall health, and your 10 year life expectancy. If you are young anf healthy, then a biopsy is usually recommended. As an alternative, active monitoring of the blood in 3 months is also an option but you must closely monitor the psa as it may signify prostate cancer. ...Read more

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