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What Happens If You Touch Patient When Using 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I feel a very slight tinge (or shock?) whenever I touch the surface of my iPad with my RIGHT thumb but not the left. I'm diabetic and a np patient.
Neuropathic pain?: It is common in diabetic patients and can usually be treated with medication if severe..see your doctor is symptoms worsen ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a person get blood cancer if he accidentally touch a blood cancer patients blood?I heard 2 different opinion so want to know the exact answer.
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 ?
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
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?
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