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What happens if you touch a patient while using the aed?

What happens if you touch a patient while using the aed?

Starts over: The most concerning issue would be touching the patient at the time the AED delivers a defibrillation. The electrical current could pass from the patient into anybody making physical contact, and cause various injuries or even stop your heart. Because of that, most aeds will stop their analyzing cycle if somebody touches the patient, and then start over with analysis prior to advising a shock. ...Read more

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Pleural fremitus is a palpable vibration of the wall of the thorax caused by friction between the parietal and visceral pleura of the lungs. See pleural friction rub for the auditory ...Read more


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How long do objects touched by a TB patient remain infectious?

How long do objects touched by a TB patient remain infectious?

Not by touch: Tb is not transmitted by touching, it spreads by airborne particles that people inhale. Mycobacterium, the causative agent of tb, is very resilient, and can survive a very long time outside the human body. ...Read more

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If the patient refuses to be touched or go to the hospital, what can emt/paramedics/firefighters do?

If the patient refuses to be touched or go to the hospital, what can emt/paramedics/firefighters do?

Depends: The answer to this question truly depends on the patients condition and mental status. If this is a patient that is a danger to him or herself you will need to refer to the laws that govern your particular location and possibly get the local police involved. If patient is mental stable and not a harm, they cannot be forced against their will. ...Read more

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What can I do about palmar hyperhydrosis? I'm a med student in rotations, and it's difficult to touch patients much less get gloves on quickly.

What can I do about palmar hyperhydrosis? I'm a med student in rotations, and it's difficult to touch patients much less get gloves on quickly.

Botox: Hello! we use a couple things for hyperhydrosis. One, we use a powder spray called "stay-dry" that can help, but after a while this will get wiped off and you will return to the same issues. We also use Botox quite often for this and this can be used in your hands. However, if you decide to do this, make sure you got to someone with a lot of experience to avoid hand weakness. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Why do some patients, (icu, ventilated), get subcutaneous air which makes a crackle sound when you touch the area affected?

Why do some patients, (icu, ventilated), get subcutaneous air which makes a crackle sound when you touch the area affected?

Barotrauma: That is called subcutaneous emphysema. The shearing force and pressure and volume of the ventilator causes area of tissues in the lung and air spaces to burst or pop and the air seeps into surrounding tissues. Make sure these are monitored and ICU aware that it is not real lung collapse. ...Read more

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Is blood cancer contagious?Are you at risk if you touch the blood of. Blood cancer patient?

Is blood cancer contagious?Are you at risk if you touch the blood of. Blood cancer patient?

Absolutely not: Only a few rare leukemias are linked to viruses and there's no reason to think they are transmitted other than by intimate personal contact or transfusion. ...Read more

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Touched area where hep c patient bled. No blood where I touched. Concerned contracted hep c through semi healed wound on other side of finger. Help?

Touched area where hep c patient bled. No blood where I touched. Concerned contracted hep c through semi healed wound on other side of finger. Help?

Call your doctor.: You should contact your doctor and discuss your possible exposure further. To be safe and cautious, they may recommend that you be tested, although if the patient's blood did not touch your open wound, transmission is unlikely. ...Read more

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Sir iam 47 yrs old iam a patient of nephrology since last one week my right side stomach outer part painning when i touch my skin its also painning ?

Sir iam 47 yrs old iam a patient of nephrology since last one week my right side stomach outer part painning when i touch my skin its also painning ?

See your doctor: you did not say why you are nephrology patient are you getting dialysis what the nephrologist is doing to you your pain could be from your stomach could be an ulcer if pain still there you need to see your doctor or go to the emergency room good luck salaam ...Read more

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A used Foley catheter from a male patient touches my skin for seconds. Can i get STD ifxns?Dont know the history of patient.

A used Foley catheter from a male patient touches my skin for  seconds. Can i get STD ifxns?Dont know the history of patient.

No risk, BUT....: Zero risk here. Your skin is a good barrier to infection in general. But, in medicine when you touch these instruments you are to be wearing gloves at all times. It would be very foolish for someone in health care to be not wearing gloves when they are working with patients and/or the medical products patients use. ...Read more

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Hi doctor, i fear of contamination and always afraid to touch things.My main problem is that i cannot meet cancer patients thinking them contagious.?

Hi doctor, i fear of contamination and always afraid to touch things.My main problem is that i cannot meet cancer patients thinking them  contagious.?

Not a Risk: Cancer is not contagious. You are more of a risk to the cancer patient than they are to you! if the cancer patient is on chemotherapy they may have some impairment of their immune system. It is futile to try to prevent all contact with bacteria. They are all around us and usually don't cause problems. If you have a cut, wash your hands and cover with a bandage. Wash hands if you have a cold or flu. ...Read more

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I ate with the hand I used to push an elevator button at the hospital and touched the patient couch.. Should I be worried?? Should I throw it up???

I ate with the hand I used to push an elevator button at the hospital and touched the patient couch.. Should I be worried?? Should I throw it up???

No: It is important for you always wash your hands before you eat, It is to not going to help now to worry or throw up the meal. If you are not having any symptoms you probably have not caught any type of infection. Most hospitals also have hand sanitizer and disinfectant available, you can use that after you touch anything you feel is infected. The most important thing is to wash your hands. ...Read more

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Do type 2 diabetic patients get sensation or feeling of cool water flowing or driping on thighs, legs, groin. As when I see or touch it its all dry.

Do type 2 diabetic patients get sensation or feeling of cool water flowing or driping on thighs,  legs,  groin. As when I see or touch it its all dry.

Type 2 diabetes: Over the next few months your primary doctor or nurse practitioner should work with you for a few months. Type 2 diabetes can be controlled completely provided you listened to the advice of a doctor and a nurse. Follow advice carefully and you will be very pleased. ...Read more

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I am an endometreosis patient. Is it normal for me to feel knots below my belly button when I'm on my menstrual cycle? The knots are painful to touch

I am an endometreosis patient.  Is it normal for me to feel knots below my belly button when I'm on my menstrual cycle? The knots are painful to touch

May be implants: If you have had surgery, especially laparoscopic surgery, the painful knots at your belly button when you are on your period may be implants of endometriosis ( endometriomas) and are not normal. Talk to your GYN about this. They may need to be removed. Hope this helps. ...Read more