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What Does Critical Condition At Hospital
Life-threatening: Terms such as "critical", "serious", "fair", etc. Are not defined terms in medical jargon, and were probably started by the media. That said, i usually think of "critical" as any patient sick enough to require care in a critical care unit, or icu. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Level 3 NICU: Level 3 neonatal ICU means they can take care of extremely premature infants that require respiratory support and have neonatologists in house 24/7. Infants can be cared for from onset of viability 23-24 weeks. ...Read more
Can you tell me would a stroke survivor need oxygen for the first 48 hours in hospital , what is the physiological reason?
What kind of facility would a dementia patient at the moderate to severe stage be put in, and who pays if not medicaid eliglble?
Each state different: Memory care units are appropriate for those with moderate or severe dementia. The right level of care will decrease the stress for the person with dementia. In the United States, we are all responsible for paying for our living place and that includes those with dementia. Medicaid is available to help those who cannot afford it. Contact your local govt or estate planning attorney for specific into. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Too long a list: The list of reasons for admission to hospital is too long to write down. If you were to provide the symptoms that caused the person to go to the hospital, it may be possible to narrow the list. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine ...Read more
Cataract definition: The lens in the eye grows like an onion in layers with age. Starting usually around age 20 tiny white spots can form in the part of the lens under the colored part (the iris). They grow very slowly in most people although sunlight and cigarettes have shown to make them grow faster. Genetics is the most important cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
DNR: Good question. Open for debate but dnr means dnr. Want a big lwsuit? ...Read more
Fracture Clinic.: Fracture clinics are often staffed by orthopedic surgerons ( & possibly other types of physicians). Physical therapists, occupational therapists, & nurses. The composition of the staff depends on the clinic. The clinic is dedicated to taking care of patient's with fractures. ...Read more
No interventions: In most hospitals, it means keeping a patient comfortable and as free of pain as possible. Generally, there has been a mutual decision between the doctors and family/proxy that further medical treatment would be futile and not change the course of an illness. It can include or exclude any intervention that the decision makers feel comports with the patient's wishes if they could make decision. ...Read more
Primary care visit: Primary care means a docotr who specializes in preventive care and has basic knowledge of most of the systems and would know when to refer the patient to a specialist. I think what u mean tho is a visit for immunizations and counseling for preventive care and exam for gaging the normal devewlopment in a child. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What exactly does "palliative" mean when doctors say a patient is palliative? Does it means that the patient is terminal and requires comfort measures or can it also mean that the patient requires comfort measures but need not be terminal?
Usually: All the strange, new sounds—alarms, machines beeping, intercom pages—are sure to bother & frighten children. Parents & staff can lessen the discomfort by explaining the sounds & reassuring them. Even adult patients find many of the sounds disturbing as they startle patients & interrupt rest. Many times the alarms can be set for alert at the nursing stations or set to a lower volume. ...Read more
Mother blood o+ newborn o- what complications can arise and solution to that the child is sick and need blood replacement at this stage?
Usually no problem: Mom's with rh negative build antibodies against their baby if the baby is rh positive. This usually is not an issue the other way around. ...Read more
What are the numbers I should know when evaluating whether the radiation oncology program in our local hospital is good?
Accreditation progra: Certainly experience counts, the other 'number' you should look at includes whether the program or center is certified by american college of surgeons, american college of radiology, joint commision on accreditation on healthcare organization etc. These organizations set up certain standards for cancer center and radiation program and certification shows the center has reach that certain level. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It varies: Every facility is somewhat different. Typically, treatment involves being evaluated by a psychiatrist and seen by a social worker and occupational therapist. If depression is severe enough to require hospitalization, medications are often initiated or altered. Throughout the day, there is typically group therapy with various topics pertinent to mental health issues. ...Read more
Categorize disease: WHO has an influenza pandemic alert system: Phase 1 (a low risk of a pandemic) to Phase 6 (a full-blown pandemic) as follows: Phase 1: A virus in animals has caused no known infections in humans. Phase 2: An animal flu virus has caused infection in humans. Phase 3: Sporadic cases of disease occur in humans. Human-to-human transmission, if any, is insufficient to cause community-level outbreaks.... ...Read more
Icu 'intensive care unit' emergency. is it possible that somebody can get better after 'restarting' their heart?
Yes: The reason coronary care units were invented in the 1960s was from the observation that many people who sustain a sudden cardiac arrest during a heart attack or acute illness can get better and live many more years if they can be quickly resuscitated. Prior to ICUs and CCUs, they were left in unmonitored beds and were just found dead in their rooms hours after the event. ...Read more
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