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What should you do to massage a stroke patient?

What should you do to massage a stroke patient?

Seek doctor's aid: See your local healthcare professional to make sure it is okay to get massages after a stroke. ...Read more

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What do you suggest to be patient with a brain injury person.?

What do you suggest to be patient with a brain injury person.?

Whatever it takes: People need to deal with traumatic brain injury patients in whatever way "works", depending on what behavior changes have occurred, what skills have been lost, and possible emotional changes. Patience is the word - remember, the patient may be working extremely hard to say or do something they once did not even think about. Talk with their doctors about how to help, and talk out to support sites. ...Read more

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What is a nurse do to help stroke patients?

What is a nurse do to help stroke patients?

Great value: A nurse presence in the home can provide support for feeding, dressing, cleaning, and other activities of daily living. Extremely helpful during the process of rehab, as many patients will be unable to take care of themselves a visiting nurse in the home setting can allow other family members to pursue their individual responsibilities. ...Read more

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What should a patient do to reduce thalassemia?

What should a patient do to reduce thalassemia?

Not sure what u mean: Thalassemia is a constitutional deficiency in the production of one of the globin chains. There are many variants that manifest a wide severity of symptoms from none to transfusion dependence. Alpha thal major (lack of Alpha chain synthesis is incompatible with life. People with thalassemia syndromes need to be evaluated by a hematologist. ...Read more

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How do you decide whether you need to go to a massage therapist or a chiropractor?

How do you decide whether you need to go to a massage therapist or a chiropractor?

Varies greatly: This depends on what you are trying to treat and who your practitioner is. For instance craniosacral therapy is done by some some massage therapists and chiropractors - good for various musculoskeletal problems. Generally, chiropractors work on joints(ribs, spine...). Massage therapists work on the soft tissue (muscles, connective tissue...). Ideally both joints and soft tissue are treated! ...Read more

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What should you do to help if you see a person having a seizure?

What should you do to help if you see a person having a seizure?

Keep in control: Do not panic. Get the patient down and on their side, if possible. Do not restrain, but do try to be firm but not aggressive in keeping them calm and lying or seated and not trying to get up or run around. During the seizure do not put any thing into the mouth, but keep the airway clear and wipe the mouth. Call for hlep, but keep eye on patient and try to keep time record of what happens. ...Read more

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If you had a heat stroke and do you have to go to the hospital?

If you had a heat stroke and do you have to go to the hospital?

Sometimes: Depending on the severity of the problem, hospitalization may be necessary in order for the patient to receive intravenous fluids or other treatments. ...Read more

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What should you do to help someone who has just collapsed before a doctor arrives?

What should you do to help someone who has just collapsed before a doctor arrives?

Call 911!: Learn CPR and basic first aid so you will know what to do. There are apps around that can help with this but you need to be familiar with the basics before someone needs help. If untrained, call 911. Sometimes the dispatcher can give you some suggestions about what steps you should take. Anyone may be able to save a life, or be part of helping to save a life, with CPR and First Aid training. ...Read more

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What do you advise if i want help understanding the process of a stroke?

What do you advise if i want help understanding the process of a stroke?

Online resources: There are plenty of resources online that you can use. Webmd, mayo clinic website for patients, medscape etc. You could also talk to your doctor if you have a specific question. Best place to start may be national stroke association's website. http://www.stroke.org/site/pageserver?pagename=explainingstroke. ...Read more

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How do you administer CPR for someone with a head injury?

How do you administer CPR for someone with a head injury?

Keep Neck Stable: CPR just like non head injury but have 2nd person stabilize neck and don't hyperextend neck. C-Collar if available. Keep flat in supine position ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm needing some advice about how to massage a client with a neuro stimulator in their lumbar region.?

What do you advise if I'm needing some advice about how to massage a client with a neuro stimulator in their lumbar region.?

Keep Clear of Device: Just be aware not to massage around the battery site as it can cause the battery to move or pull on the leads in the spine. Also probably ask your client to turn machine off while getting massage if possible. Some people can experience an increase in stimulation if leads are pushed closer to spinal cord with massage. Try and use short strokes for technique around the scar tissue and battery. ...Read more

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What would you do to decide if you're going to have a heart attack?

What would you do to decide if you're going to have a heart attack?

Unpredictable: Except - look in the mirror! smoking brown fingers obese, jowls, flab hypertensive ruddy face rusty bicycle! your parents died young of heart attacks go to american heart web simple seven and try to get on track for prevention. ...Read more

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What would you do to decide if you're having a brain aneurysm?

What would you do to decide if you're having a brain aneurysm?

Sudden headache: Brain aneurysms are usually undetected except when they rupture. When this happens it is cataclysmic with the sudden onset of the "worst headache of ones life". This can lead to neck stiffness, sensitivity to light, nausea/vomiting, coma. The headache is often described as a "thunderclap" headache. Immediate medical attention shoudl be sought. ...Read more

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What would be a good way to convince someone to go to the doctor after having a seizure?

Not always easy: I can understand reluctance to see a doctor, and many feel too expensive, not necessary, "they can't help". But let the person know that one seizure leads to another, that it is against the law to drive, and risk of injury or death from a future spell, to themselves or others. Might gain some traction by inquiring whether they are embarrassed by this, as some think this is a sign of insanity. ...Read more

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How direct should you be to a therapist that you want to die and have a plan and then what happens if it is ignored.

How direct should you be to a therapist that you want to die and have a plan and then what happens if it is ignored.

Wanting to Die: 100% direct. You are going to this professional to get help. You are being brave to ask for help. Ask for help with full honesty. ...Read more

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What happens if you had healthy kidneys and wanted to give them a extra cleaning, so to speak. would a medical spa (medispa) be able to do this service?

What happens if you had healthy kidneys and wanted to give them a extra cleaning, so to speak. would a medical spa (medispa) be able to do this service?

Cleaning kidneys: Your healthy kidneys will not be helped nor hurt by any medical spa treatment. That is because one's kidneys do not need any "extra treatment". Enjoy the spa, however, do not think it will have any effect on your kidneys. ...Read more

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What should you do if someone you love gets cancer and will refuse medical treatment?

What should you do if someone you love gets cancer and will refuse medical treatment?

Encourage & support: This is a very difficult situation. Education for yourself and your loved one is key. Finding out about the cancer and the options for treatment is important. For example, many of the old stigma about chemotherapy and radiation therapy has changed. Many of these treatments are newer, improved and better tolerated. Furthermore, many of these treatments can make a big improvement in survival. ...Read more

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How do you treat nosebleeds? I need a proper explanation. When should I apply ice to constrict vessels? What part should I ice? When to call emt?

How do you treat nosebleeds? I need a proper explanation. When should I apply ice to constrict vessels? What part should I ice? When to call emt?

ABC's of nose bleeds: Nosebleeds usually occur on the septum at a point where superficial blood vessels come together. This area is very accessible and can be compressed by simply squeezing on both sides, just below the bony pyramid of the nose. Tilt the head back to elevate the nose and keep compression for approximately 3-5 minutes. If continued bleeding hold for 5 more. Seek medical attention soon! ...Read more

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Is it appropriate to invite a doctor and Pyschologist to a funeral of a client they treated and how do you do this . Thank you?

Is it appropriate to invite a doctor and Pyschologist to a funeral of a client they treated and how do you do this . Thank you?

Grief process: It is likely that the Doctor and Psychologist know about the funeral of the client and have contacted the family , and made the decision whether to attend the funeral of the client. You can say prayer for this person, show support for the family; and be with the people who can comfort you. ...Read more