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Doctor insights on: Transference And Countertransference In Nursing

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How do I prepare for nursing?

How do I prepare for nursing?

Breastfeed prep: First thing is to find a local prenatal breastfeeding class so you know what to expect and some basic positioning and latching tips. Then, about a month before due date start some gentle manipulation of the nipples, including rubbing with a terry cloth towel to start to toughen the skin. Leave nipples open to air daily. Plan where and how you'll handle nursing once you're home. ...Read more

Transference (Definition)

Transference is a phenomenon characterized by unconscious redirection of feelings from one person to another. One definition of transference is "the inappropriate repetition in the present of a relationship that was important in a person's childhood." another definition is "the redirection of feelings and desires and especially of those unconsciously retained from childhood ...Read more


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What is the best nursing cover?

What is the best nursing cover?

Preference varies: Many women have personal preferences in this regard, but I like the bebe au lait/hooter hiders brand. ...Read more

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My baby is constantly nursing. Is this normal?

My baby is constantly nursing. Is this normal?

Yes: This is normal. Most of this is likely true feeding and necessary but some babies will use breastfeeding s a pacifier. Essentially true feeding is vigorous and consistent. Suck, suck, breath... Pacifying feeding is 30-40 minutes later and more like suck, snooooooooze, suck, snoooooze. During this phase of feeding baby isn't eating, just pacifying. That feeding can be stopped. ...Read more

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What is the best diet to be on if I am nursing?

What is the best diet to be on if I am nursing?

Eat healthy: Your overall health is most important. Eat healthy, sleep well and excercise. Do not smoke and light on alcohol. Your baby is bonding with you and needs you in good health. Breast milk is only a small part of that process. ...Read more

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What are the factors that need to be considered in determining whether someone needs to go to a skilled nursing facility?

What are the factors that need to be considered in determining whether someone needs to go to a skilled nursing facility?

24/7 care: The key thing is not able to maintain independently — medications, self care, daily routine such as bathing, clothing, toileting, household activities, lack of availability to provide supervision, lack of financial resource available, lack of family commitment to care for and the distance between two locations. Security of health and safety are another factors ...Read more

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Is herbalife safe while nursing?

Is herbalife safe while nursing?

Vitamins: When supplemental Vitamin A is added to the prenatal vitamin, overdose can occur in as little as 4 times the regular dose. If Vitamin A is consumed in amounts greater than 10,000 IUs, liver toxicity or fetal birth defects can occur. High dose vitamin E in women were 70% more likely to give birth to a baby with a heart defect. Be careful which vitamins you take. ...Read more

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What is nursing intervention of edema?

What is nursing intervention of edema?

Elevation: Non-drug interventions for lower extremity edema are all about increasing flow of lymph fluid back to the heart. Elevating the limbs to, or above, the level of the heart will help. Also, compression with ACE wraps or compression stockings will help squeeze the fluid out of the tissue and also help stop it from accumulating. If you are having new or worsened swelling, please see your physician. ...Read more

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Can I wear underwire bras while nursing?

Can I wear underwire bras while nursing?

Yes: As long as the bra fits well, it shouldn't be a problem. If it is too tight and compresses glandular tissue it could impede milk production and milk flow. ...Read more

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What foods to avoid while nursing my baby?

What foods to avoid while nursing my baby?

Watch The Caffeine: While breastfeeding, be careful with intake of caffeine-containing foods such as coffee and chocolate. As a stimulant, caffeine is passed in the breastmilk and can cause irritability and poor sleep. Other foods to watch for include spicy foods, acidic foods (pickles/oranges) and garlic. ...Read more

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Are itworks wrap safe to use while nursing?

Are itworks wrap safe to use while nursing?

Possibly OK: Most substances taken by nursing mothers are safe because only about 2-5% of most medications enter breastmilk. Given that the itworks wrap is a topical treatment, it is probably fine. However, I am unable to see exactly what is in the wrap. If the ingredients are herbal products or vitamins/minerals that are considered generally safe orally, then it should be safe to use while nursing. ...Read more

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What do I do if my baby bites while nursing?

What do I do if my baby bites while nursing?

Stop the session: It is most effective to immediately stop the feeding session. Do not purposefully yell or scream as this will just scare baby. After a few minutes start nursing again. Babies often bite when they are bored, full or teething. Watch your baby carefully during nursing and if they stop actively sucking take them off the breast. If your baby is teething allow them to chew on washcloths. ...Read more

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Reimbursement for skilled nursing from medicare?

Reimbursement for skilled nursing from medicare?

21 days: Medicare will pay for post hospital care in a rehab facility generally 21 days and possibly more with a co pay. Medicare does not pay for long term care. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the specific nursing responsibilities in administering lidocaine?

I was wondering what are the specific nursing responsibilities in administering lidocaine?

Depends: If you are referring to patients undergoing procedures under local anesthesia with a nurse monitoring the patient, the rn's job is to monitor the vital signs and the patient's level of consciousness and record these vitals and level of consciousness on a record. ...Read more

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Is sushi ok for nursing baby?

Is sushi ok for nursing baby?

Probably: Just be careful not to eat too much because fish such as tuna can contain mercury. Don't exceed 1 serving of tuna per week while nursing. Other fish which may have mercury include swordfish and salmon. ...Read more

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Does medicare pay for nursing home?

It depends...: Medicare will start paying for a nursing home once the patient no longer has any financial assets. In other words, you'll have to liquidate your assests to pay for the nursing home, and once there is no money left, medicare will pitch it. ...Read more

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What is risk of MRSA in nursing home?

Mrsa: Same precautions would apply in a nursing home as anywhere else. Good handwashing, basic precautions. Taking care with known mrsa carriers. ...Read more

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Can dr. Keep patient in nursing home?

No: Unless the person in nh lacks decision-making capacity and the person is under the ward of a guardian. If so and the person is considered unsafe in another care environment, then yes they may be kept in nh against their will. ...Read more

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What do ombudsman in nursing homes do?

What do ombudsman in nursing homes do?

Ombudsman: They are a neutral party to help advocate for the residents and or their families for residents in the nursing home. ...Read more

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Is there a nursing supplement I can use?

Is there a nursing supplement I can use?

Yes: There are some supplements for breastfeeding moms which are generally considered safe. Before deciding to use one, please consult a lactation specialist or your doctor. Remember to continue taking your prenatal vitamins and plenty of fluid. Your nutrition is very important now, just like during pregnancy, so follow a healthy diet. ...Read more

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Can I take rephresh pro-b while nursing?

Can I take rephresh pro-b while nursing?

Yes: This supplement should be safe while you are breast-feeding ...Read more

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How much calcium do I need while nursing?

How much calcium do I need while nursing?

1500 mg-2000 mg: Normally, we need 1200-1500 mg of elemental calcium for healthy bones and teeth. When nursing, your requirement increases. Make sure you look for "elemental" calcium when you buy your calcium supplement. ...Read more

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What does a caregiver do in nursing home?

What does a caregiver do in nursing home?

Talk to the staff: I would discuss this with the staff at the home and her doctor. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take airborne while nursing?

Is it safe to take airborne while nursing?

Yes: "The packaging says no because it's not tested, but there are peds out there that would say that based on the actual ingredients--it's fine". I agree with this statement. ...Read more

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What is the nursing management of leprosy?

What is the nursing management of leprosy?

Few issues: I'm not sure what you're asking. Leprosy is usually treated with oral agents in on an outpatient basis, so nursing management isn't usually an issue. However, if you were dealing with patients who have advanced leprosy (rarely in the U.S.), the key would be teaching them to avoid injury to the limbs resulting from lack of sensation. ...Read more

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What does an ombudsman in nursing homes do?

Lots: Ombudsman's role in any situation is to intercede on your behalf when meeting w/"the man" or the administration. This person helps you understand what's going on and assists you in getting satisfied within the power of the facility/environment. Conversely, this person also helps remind the powers that be that human lives are at stake, not just dollars & cents. It's not easy walking this tightrope. ...Read more