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What does a nursing assitant do on oncology wards?

What does a nursing assitant do on oncology wards?

Assist staff: Take patient vital signs. Help patients walk around. Deliver trays and be a good help. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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Oncology (Definition)

Oncology is the study of cancer including its diagnosis, ...Read more


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Can doctors of nursing practice prescribe medications?

Can doctors of nursing practice prescribe medications?

Nurse practitioners: Nurse practitioners and physician assistants can prescribe in many states under the "'umbrella" of a physician . Check with your individual state regulations. ...Read more

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What are things doctors look for in nursing home for their loved ones?

What are things doctors look for in nursing home for their loved ones?

Tender loving care: If my mother goes to a nursing home i would expect her to be treated as a human being not patient, get timely attention, fall prevention, physical therapy, nutritionist support, feedback to family members. Bottom line look for reputation of the nh, snf (skilled nursing facility) read reviews and research , ask friends and other physicians and nurses in the area. ...Read more

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If a person in a nursing home has 2 doctors, whose orders do they follow?

If a person in a nursing home has 2 doctors, whose orders do they follow?

Needs to be clarifed: Each nursing home patient has one attending physician. Each nursing home has own policy and procedure about the role of attending physician for accepting or rejecting recommendations from podiatrist, specialists, dentist or others. Some attending physicians prefer working together with pyschiatrist or rehab physician. Please ask for unit manager nurse about the role of attending physcian. ...Read more

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Hi doctor,lm reza and 21years old from lran , lm student nursing, thank you for your program?

Hi doctor,lm reza and 21years old from lran , lm student nursing, thank you for your program?

Hi Reza!: Well, Reza, thank you for comment and also for your interest in the practice of medicine. We are always happy to try to answer questions. You will have many opportunities to help other people in your work and, for this, many people will be grateful to you. May God bless you in your journey. ...Read more

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I often have the feeling of let down even though i stopped nursing over 10 years ago. No fluid is produced, ever. Should i see my doctor? Why?

I often have the feeling of let down even though i stopped nursing over 10 years ago.   No fluid is produced, ever.   Should i see my doctor?  Why?

Depends: If there is no fluid produced, the feeling is probably coming from nerve stimulation in the upper back. This may be due to tension or stress in that area. Some upper back stretching and strengthening can be helpful. If you sit at a computer a lot, desk ergonomics and specific exercises for computer workers could be helpful. ...Read more

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Looking for nursing home for grandma :( what are qs we need to ask at all of them that we generally would not think to ask but a doctor would? Thanks

Looking for nursing home for grandma :( what are qs we need to ask at all of them that we generally would not think to ask but a doctor would? Thanks

Check out Medicare: Go to this medicare url for checklist of questions to ask prospective nursing homes http://www.Medicare.Gov/nursing/checklist.Asp. ...Read more

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Can your doctor help you find an appropriate nursing home?

Can your doctor help you find an appropriate nursing home?

Yes but . . .: While doctors can help you find an appropriate nursing home, hospital discharge planners & social workers are probably more adept & skilled. Of course you can ask which facilities physician visits regularly and/or which ones s/he likes. But it's discharge planner & social worker who will help w/insurance & paperwork etc. Check out https://www.medicare.gov/Pubs/pdf/02174.pdf for more info. ...Read more