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What does "critical condition" at the hospital mean?

What does "critical condition" at the hospital mean?

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.

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What are hospital procedures for a patient with aids in critical condition with pneumonia?

What are hospital procedures for a patient with aids in critical condition with pneumonia?

Complicated: The rx would be antibiotics for the treatment of the infection, and supportive care. The supportive care needed depends on how sick the patient is, and can range from supplemental oxygen to needing a breathing tube and support with a mechanical ventilator, other kinds of critical care support, such as fluids & drugs to support blood pressure may be used. Sometimes steroids for inflammation.

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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?

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.

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There was a hospital incinerator near my home, to escape from its fumes used ordinary air conditioner. Was that enough protection?

There was a hospital incinerator near my home, to escape from its fumes used ordinary air conditioner. Was that enough protection?

Ask hospital: Incinerators at hospitals are unlikely to burn dangerous chemicals that will get into the air. Strict regulations require hospitals and other health care facilities to dispose hazardous waste in a safe manner that will not endanger the environment. It is unlikely that hazardous chemicals were in the incinerator.

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Crohns disease, at what point during a flare up should I go to the hospital?

Crohns disease, at what point during a flare up should I go to the hospital?

Talk with doctor: You should be in contact with your doctor by phone if you are in pain or bleeding. Going to the er should be a joint decision, unless you are experiencing extreme uncontrollable pain or other unusual or concerning symptoms.

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I'm just wondering, if you are not diagnosed with a mental disorder, can you not enter a mental health hospital?

I'm just wondering, if you are not diagnosed with a mental disorder, can you not enter a mental health hospital?

Observation: There's usually at least a working diagnosis (can include substance abuse) when someone is admitted to an inpatient psychiatric hospital. It may only be a 3 day observation period to better delineate the person's symptoms, though. If there's not even a provisional psychiatric diagnosis and the person isn't a danger to self or others, admission is unlikely. Outpatient referral possible, though.

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Which departments in the hospital are considered critical care?

Which departments in the hospital are considered critical care?

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.

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Do you need to go to the hospital for Legionnaires' disease?

Do you need to go to the hospital for Legionnaires' disease?

If you had a very: mild case (which is not very likely) it would be possible to treat you at home. It is more likely that you will need supportive care and treatment which is best performed in the hospital.

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Can a person be admitted to the hospital for an anxiety disorder?

Can a person be admitted to the hospital for an anxiety disorder?

Hospital for anxiety: The answer is 'yes'--sometimes, anxiety could be so pervasive and paralyzing that a patient is actually admitted to a hospital for control of symptoms with medication and discharge planning to return them to function. This is very rare now because we have good medicines for anxiety and because insurance companies don't like to pay for a hospital.

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How serious would it be for someone with celiac disease to end up in the hospital?

How serious would it be for someone with celiac disease to end up in the hospital?

Malnutrition: People with celiac disease can end up with malnutrition and dehydration if their disease is not controlled. Having them in the hospital on IV fluids and nutrition can rest their bowels until they recover.

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3-year-old boy with amotio retinae, pls tell me which hospital is best with this disease?

3-year-old boy with amotio retinae, pls tell me which hospital is best with this disease?

Pediatric Ophthalmo-: logists at the Parkway Health Center, Chao Wai Medical Center, 2001-300, 1F, Block AB, No.jia 6, Chaowai Street, Chao Yang District, 152 1087 5417 (Chinese & English) or the retinal specialists on www.asrs.org/international/international-liaison-leaders-and-delegates/asia-pacific/chinese-ocular-fundus-society can help you find a Pediatric Retinal Specialist. Check out all of them. Good luck.

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What is the primary reason (or condition) for which the patient was admitted to the hospital?

What is the primary reason (or condition) for which the patient was admitted to the hospital?

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

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Is it lawful for someone to work in childcare after voluntarily admission to a mental hospital for stress disorder?

Is it lawful for someone to work in childcare after voluntarily admission to a mental hospital for stress disorder?

That depends: Having emotional issues does not automatic render someone as incapable of caring for children. However, one does require some degree of emotional stability. See what your contract says in regards to reporting requirements.

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Do I have to end up in the hospital for it to be considered a eating disorder?

Do I have to end up in the hospital for it to be considered a eating disorder?

No: Not all people with eating disorders need hospitalization. Many can overcome the problems with outpatient treatment and support groups.

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My pregger friend is in hospital with an auto-immune condition. Is it serious or not?

My pregger friend is in hospital with an auto-immune condition. Is it serious or not?

Possibly: Auto-immune disorder can be very dangerous and some of them deadly, due to organ damage or complications of the treatment. They are also at higher risk of having other conditions such as heart attacks or strokes.

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If I am uneasy of my newborn's condition, should I request additional time at the hospital?

If I am uneasy of my newborn's condition, should I request additional time at the hospital?

Need more info: Are you uneasy about having to care for your baby by yourself because it is a new experience for you; or does your baby have some medical problem that requires extra care? Talk to your doctor and the social work staff at the hospital.

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My cousin might have chron's disease. Her heart dropped to 40 BPM and BP 60/40. She's in the hospital now, but what is chron's disease?

My cousin might have chron's disease. Her heart dropped to 40 BPM and BP 60/40. She's in the hospital now, but what is chron's disease?

It's an inflammation: Of the lining of the intestinal tract. Can lead to abdominal pain, diarrhea and malnutrition. The exact cause remains unknown. Possibly an autoimmune reaction to a virus. Can't be cure but disease can be control and patients can be in remission for long periods of time. Also associated with fever, fatigue, joint pain, eye inflammation. Gastroenterologist should be involve for diagnosis/treatment.

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Should I schedule an appointment with my sister's pediatrician or take her to the hospital the next time her mental condition spirals out of control?

Should I schedule an appointment with my sister's pediatrician or take her to the hospital the next time her mental condition spirals out of control?

Talk with her docs: You should discuss this with your sister's healthcare team. Make sure you talk with the pediatrician, psychiatrist, and any other members of her healthcare team to go over the proper approach depending on the situation. If she is ever a danger to herself or others, she needs to be seen ASAP. Police may need to be called in this event.

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I'm 52 5"6 80lbs can't get help for my eating disorder here in ky and my insurance won't cover going out of state, and dr won't put me in the hospital?

Perhaps a phone: consult w/an expert from the Renfrew Center would provide alternative ideas. Also, seek outpatient psychotherapy by a mental health professional who specializes in eating disorders. You sound motivated. Use that to get better no matter what the system allows. Peace and good health.

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Can you be admitted to a hospital for an eating disorder even if you're not underweight?

Can you be admitted to a hospital for an eating disorder even if you're not underweight?

Possibly: Bulimia nervosa and morbid obesity can both have serious physical and emotional consequences. A number of factors will be considered when determining if admission is indicated. Take care.