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Vancouver General Hospital Radiology Department
Average: National costs may not help you individually. Consider calling the facilities in your area and asking for what they charge. ...Read more
Radiologists are specialists whose expertise is in medical imaging (x-ray, ct, mri, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, etc). They have the most detailed understanding of how imaging is performed and what imaging is best for specific diseases or specific patients. The radiologist interprets the imaging studies ...Read more
Positive distraction: Positive attitudes, distraction techniques, and reassurances are helpful to get kids to acquiesce. However, it is normal for kids to be nervous. Offering rewards to be received at the end of the scan or X-ray may also help. ...Read more
Radiology: Does an MRU contain iodine? Dr. knows of MY SEVERE iodine reaction so ordered MRU. Hospital called saying can't be done due to my allergy.
Radiology: Does an MRU contain iodine? Dr. knows of SEVERE iodine allergy and ordered MRU. Hospital called saying can't be done due to my allergy.
No such thing: Called 'iodine allergy', it is a reaction to high molecular weight radio contrast media material, which is not used routinely now-a-days. Kindly consult an allergist/Immunologist for evaluation, you may just need premedication prior to the procedure to prevent a potential reaction, which is rare, check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more
Maybe: Nt ultrasounds should be done by any credentialed radiology department but many don't have the certification required. It's combined with a first trimester blood test which helps determine risk factors for anomalies or chromosomal defects. If they don't do them, your doc should know who to refer you to for this test. Good luck. ...Read more
ICU: Hi. The intensive care unit may be run by various specialists: medical ICU is usually run by pulmonary critical care, cardiac ICU is run by cardiology, surgical ICU is run by anesthesiologists with surgical input, pediatric ICU and neonatal ICU are run by pediatric intensivists, neurological ICU is run by neurological intensivists. What ICU a patient ends up in depends on patient problem. ...Read more
Convenience: Doctors offices open generally from 9-5 and m-f. Medical conditions occur at all hours and an er might be the only thing open. Unfortunately er's are used as the family doctor for those without coverage, or have minimal coverage. So urban er's commonly are crowded with patients. A federal law termed emtala requires that they be seen even if they lack funding. ...Read more
Prevent infections: Infection control programs work to decrease infections in health care facilities. This is done in several ways. Infection control programs help to guide housecleaning services in hospitals to keep things as clean as possible. They make sure equipment is sterile. They oversee vaccination of employees and help to ensure that diseases are not spread between staff and patients or between patients. ...Read more
What is the longest amount of time anyone has waited for a doctor in the emergency department of a hospital?
Varies: Emergency room waits are based on the severity of the condition a patient presents to an emergency room for. If you present to an emergency room for a non-emergent condition, you may have a very long wait. ...Read more
I need a link for physiotherapy role in an inpatient hospital? Different departments especially chest, ortho and icu
Here you go....:
Http://www. Hhnmag. Com/hhnmag/jsp/articledisplay. Jsp? Dcrpath=hhnmag/article/data/09sep2011/0911hhn_fea_clinical&domain=hhnmag
it's very useful in many settings. ...Read more
Can you tell me treatment of patient suffering from stable angina in the emergency department of a hospital?
Angina: Not sure what you are asking. We have standard treatment for stable angina. The er is a place to go for unstable angina. The first time angina is noticed you can argue you don't know whether its stable or unstable so might go to er. ...Read more
I have a friend who has been diagnosed with legionnaires disease and is in the critical care department of a local hospital. Is this a disease that is mandated to be reported to the (u.S.) cdc? Will there be follow up on the source of the bacteria?
Yes and yes: Legionella is nationally reportable- the lab that did the testing or the physician will report the result to the local health department, which will be responsible for further notification. Typically, if the source is not known some investigation will occur. This may involve testing water sources and other environmental risks, and investigating related cases. ...Read more
Expense: There are hospitals that have dental departments but due to the cost saving that many hospitals are engaging in the dental departments are the first to go. ...Read more
If a resident and the attending both agree on diagnosis (radiology)is that like having two opinions?
It depends.: An inexperienced first year resident will form an opinion but will usually defer to the attending''s opinion. A more experienced, advanced resident may be confident and competent enough to generate an independent opinion. The important thing is that the team discusses the case and reaches a consensus. ...Read more
Market prices: Most jobs have negotiable salary requirements. These will vary with different areas of the country, and whether in urban or suburban areas. Best way to find out what you are worth is to contact individuals in your area and ask them how much they are getting, or at least provide a range of salaries for you. Good luck. ...Read more
Not in USA: The federal law termed emtala mandates that you can go to any hospital emergency room and by law have to be treated irregardless of your monetary status until you are determined to be stable. They may discharge you at that point, but not before. ...Read more
Depends: Certainly the age of the child and the reason for the stay have an influence. Also, a planned admission vs. An emergent one may cause different feelings. However, as any child in a strange place there will be apprehension and worry. The child maybe fearful, shy, irritable, etc. Hopefully, the parents will be able to stay with the child to help alleviate some symptoms. ...Read more
No: As you can imagine, people usually present to the er with pain. If the er evaluates you and feels it is safe they will discharge you and likely recommend a follow up with another provider. ...Read more
In many ways: radiology allows your doctor to see inside your body without surgery. Thus results in diagnoses being made earlier allowing better results from treatment. Also lesions which were previously occult until far advanced are now found sooner. Finally imaging allows for evaluation of tissue functioning and targeted therapies to particular areas of the body. Radiology has revolutionized medical care ...Read more
Please Clarify: Are you really asking if you should chance child protective services coming in to investigate and risk your parental rights? The answer is a gentle no. ...Read more
Hospital question: Please provide more details Thank youGet a more detailed answer ›
That a family: Related question they decide if appropriate for childe to see dying family member, personally I think it is a good idea. ...Read more
Depends on temp&symp:
Depends how high the temperature is&what other symptoms you have.
Most of the time if you have temperature if not over 103 degres farenheight and can be controlled with tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen, you are able to eat and drink without vomiting, there is no shortness of breath, no severe abdominal pain, severe headace with stiff neck, blood or puss in the urine and other life threatening symptoms wait see md. ...Read more
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