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Why are patients rotated every 2 hours in the hospital?

Why are patients rotated every 2 hours in the hospital?

Prevent ulcers/clots: To prevent skin breakdown or decubiti or pressure ulcers, also to prevent clots in the legs. Immobilization kills! ...Read more

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How can I boost my immune system? I keep on getting sick because i work around sick patients every day, for the past two years. Taking too much abx.

How can I boost my immune system? I keep on getting sick because i work around sick patients every day, for the past two years. Taking too much abx.

Hard to boost immune: System..If you work around sick people (as anyone in health care field does ) the best protection is to wash your hands frequently (but moisturize afterwards)&don't touch your eyes or nose. I know of no specific way to boost an otherwise healthy immune system.Other than eating healthfully , exercising , &getting 7-8 hrs. Sleep..Which can be hard to do in our busy world-but are so important .. ...Read more

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Does every patient treated with a mesh bladder sling, such as the miniarc, have chronic inflammation and foreign body reaction to the mesh and sling that continues over two years after surgery?

Does every patient treated with a mesh bladder sling, such as the miniarc, have chronic inflammation and foreign body reaction to the mesh and sling that continues over two years after surgery?

No: Most pt who have a sling do not have problems. Some women will have pain, painful intercourse, difficulty urinating or other problems. Sometimes it is necessary to remove the sling. The only way to know for sure is to see a specialist with a lot of experience treating mesh related complications. ...Read more

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Waking up breathless once every week or two. Not sure whats wrong. How often is shortness of breath seen in patients with paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea?

Waking up breathless once every week or two. Not sure whats wrong. How often is shortness of breath seen in patients with paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea?

Waking up breathless: PND is a specific symptom complex indicative of very bad illness, not all nocturnal breathlessness is PND ;this has to be evaluated promptly as to cause. ...Read more

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Why is it effective to in preventing bed sores the rotation of patients every 2 hours?

Why is it effective to in preventing bed sores the rotation of patients every 2 hours?

Reduces pressure: The rotation relieves pressure and allows blood to circulate to the areas that had been deprived of blood flow. ...Read more

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My dad' s a diabetic patient and 70 years old he is hungry after almost every 2-3 hours. Is this normal?

My dad' s a diabetic patient and 70 years old he is hungry after almost every 2-3 hours. Is this normal?

No: But he may be on too much medication, causing his blood sugar to drop too low. Check the level when he's symptomatic and discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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I am a patient w/ severe aortic stenosis. Can i be stabilized long enough to travel for 8 hours and wait two weeks?

I am a patient w/ severe aortic stenosis. Can i be stabilized long enough to travel for 8 hours and wait two weeks?

Depends: Depends on if you have symptoms or not. I would recommend you call your cardiologist and review how you are feeling with them and let them advise you. ...Read more

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Is it normal to send a patient home the same day when they underwent a 4 hour laparoscopic appendectomy with two hernia repairs, one with incarcerated bowel, and adhesolysis? Day 8 still in pain..

Is it normal to send a patient home the same day when they underwent a 4 hour laparoscopic appendectomy with two hernia repairs, one with incarcerated bowel, and adhesolysis? Day 8 still in pain..

Post op: Yes. Of course. But, it is also likely you were sent home with post operation instructions that explained what to do if complications arise. Pain is a symptom the surgeon uses to know if there are complications. Please sign off of the internet and page the doctor. ...Read more

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