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Who Needs Medical Clearance In Order To Fly
Part 2: Pts with recent hospitalization. Pts with recent heart attacks ( 6 months). Pts with not well controlled diseases like hypertension, diabetes. Pts with significant pain, and more would be better if they consult before traveling by plain or long distances by car or if they travel to a high altitude city. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fit to fly: Medical clearance to fly is required if: •fitness to travel is in doubt as a result of recent illness, hospitalization, injury or surgery. •you have an existing unstable medical condition. •special services such as oxygen or the use of medical equipment on board is needed. •you are travelling for medical reasons or treatment. If unsure please contact your airline and physician before travelling. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Prior federal worker's compensation (wc) patient. Need to obtain a "rating spinal nerve extremity impairment, need to find a doctor who performs this?
See below: Federal impairment ratings use edition 6 of the ama guidelines, and rates only the extremity per se. There are two major approaches. Hard to find doctors who will work with owcp, so would ask the folks in kentucky who is nearby? Also, get online, and use listings of docs nationwide. ...Read more
A pharmacologist: Can review your medication regimen for you. ...Read more
Going to rehab have to use medicaid in order to get in rehab she is a recovering cancer patients will she still be able used her medical card to get?
No: Training in critical care is a must for rns who work there, but a special certification can be obtained (ccrn) which denotes advanced training and expertise. Rn's have to pass a special test to get this qualification and only a minority of critical care rn's have it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can an orthopedic doctor order xrays before seeing the patient in wa state i understand in ca that a doctor cannot order xrays before physically examing the patient, however, I am new in my role and see value in patient flow in our facility if the orthope
In Wisconsin U can-: -but I had a very capable assistant & she was able 2 C them initially & decide if I should C them first. The only time I always did was with patients who were under treatment from somewhere else & came to my care. It was really for legal reasons to document what their fractures looked like, then if time I would have the cast removed & re-X-ray them. Did not want 2 B blamed 4 another's poor care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can a parent legally override a team physician's decision to not allow a child to return to sports?
No: The team physician is a representative of the school district and follows their guidelines.It is a privilege to play on a school team and not a right. The point though is answering the question as to why you would let them play if the doctor thinkes there is a problem! why risk their health? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What would be a good way to bring awareness to doctors who should know more about a certain condition in their field without offending them? :)
Assertiveness skills: This is difficult in few words, but i'll try. It really helps to have the most possible sincere respect - lacking that, perhaps a change in dr will be needed. How about: "i know you have many things to keep up with in (their field), but i heard about x and i wondered what you think about it. It sounds like it might be useful for (my condition). Would you be willing to look into it for me?" ok? ...Read more
CVA or infarct: Common medical terminology for "stroke" includes cerebrovascular accident (cva) or infarct. Other descriptors may also be used, like "ischemic" or "embolic" to indicate the type or cause of infarct. "transient ischemic attack" may be used if there is temporary decrease in blood flow but no permanent damage. ...Read more
Could you explain when treating patients, are physicians required by law to have bls or cpr certification?
Can a general practitioner order an X-ray for suspected lung cancer or do I have to go to an oncologist? I'm trying to save $ by not going 2 onco 2x.
Well...: The patient must be able to breathe on his or her own. The Dr. weans off respirator slowly... ...Read more
Generally: You would first need to get a degree in nursing (bsn) and become a registered nurse (rn) by qualifying through the state board. Next you need undergo specialty training in neonatal intensive care with several possible routes and certifications including master of science in nursing (msn) with a focus on neonatal nursing and neonatal nurse practioner (nnp). Requirements vary from state to state. ...Read more
Does my friend need to have specific symptoms in order to be referred for a penis doppler imaging x ray?Doctor will not refer him to urologist
I will be attending school for personal training and nutrition, & required to get a medical clearing. Will the doctor draw blood?
Not sure.: It should be outlined on your physical form. If you are in contact with people who are susceptible to contracting contagious diseases with a bad outcome, they may ask you to give blood to determine if you are vaccinated against those diseases. Sometimes they may may want a CBC c Diff and electrolyte panel, to see if you are anemic or have any kidney deficits. ...Read more
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