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  • Used Restraint In Facilities For Adolescents
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    Physical Restraint Use in Adolescent Residential Treatment Facilities Physical Restraint Use in Adolescent Residential Treatment Facilities Purpose and Scope Physical restraints are used in many facilities for multiple purposes. They are used properly and improperly and have been a subject of controversy in many facilities. Their use has caused injury and even death in some cases. There have been multiple position papers formulated by many individual inpatient facilities as well as, most recentl...
  • Use Of Therapeutic Touch Nurses
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    Therapeutic Touch: Its Effectiveness On Surgical Incision Site Pain INTRODUCTION Therapeutic touch has been shown to decrease patients anxiety levels and increase their pain tolerance levels when other more mainstream therapies have not been completely effective. 'Therapeutic touch is a process by which energy is transmitted from one person to another for the purpose of potentiating the healing process of one who is ill or injured. ' (Heidt, 1981; Krieger, 1979; Lion berger, 1985; Randolph, 1984...
  • Way To The Use Of Anesthetics
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    Surgery is the branch of medicine that deals with the treatment of disease, deformities, or injuries by operations. Surgery has been around for thousands of years, dating all the way back to the ancient Egyptians. Throughout this time period many methods and operations were created and perfected to what is now commonly practiced in modern times. The elimination of pain, the prevention of infection, and advanced means of diagnosis are now all part of surgery thanks to the surgeons of the past. Th...
  • Sterility Of Every Single Processed Instrument
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    The only way to ensure that sterilization has occurred is to use the biological monitoring methods. This is because these are the only tests done which show whether or not actual microbial life has been killed. Biological methods are the only ones which are recommended by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), the AAMI (Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation), the AMA (American Medical Association), OSHA, and OSA P (Office Safety and Asepsis Procedures Foundati...
  • Patients With Aspirin Overdose
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    Aspirin is one of the most commonly used drugs in history. Aspirin is used for many different reasons. People use Aspirin for its cardiovascular blood thinning properties, for its pain relieving properties and for it antipyretic properties, to name a few. Most people don't know what Aspirin is, but only what it does for their particular needs. I will attempt to describe some different aspects of Aspirin and Aspirin overdose. I will give a brief description of what Aspirin is, chemically speaking...
  • Providers And The Patients
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    INTRODUCTION The marketing practices followed pharmaceutical companies attempt to sway consumers as well as healthcare providers to use their products. From misleading direct-to-consumer advertising, to gift giving, the industry has often been accused of pushing the envelope. Marketing representatives from pharmaceutical companies, or "Drug reps" as they have become known in the industry, solicit medical providers in many ways to entice them into using their products. With changing guidelines es...
  • Use Of Trovan For Use
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    Pfizer and the Nigerian Trovan Suit There has been a controversy about the experimental testing of the drug Trovan (trovafloxacin), by Pfizer, a major pharmaceutical company. Pfizer held clinical trials of the drug in Kano, Nigeria, during the 1996 epidemic of bacterial meningitis. The experiments were conducted on 200 children and were said to be successful. Recently, 30 Nigerian families of the children used in the experiments filed a lawsuit against Pfizer claiming they had violated laws by n...
  • Patient Takes An Mao Inhibitor And Prozac
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    Prozac Classification Fluoxetine is a legal prescribed medication (Fluoxetine, 2000). The brand name of this drug is Prozac (Fluoxetine, 2000). Fluoxetine belongs in a category of drugs called selective serotonin prescription (PDR, 2000). This is a synthetic drug (Fluoxetine, 2000). re uptake inhibitors (SSRIs) (PDR, 2000). Prozac is not a controlled substance but needs a Usage Prozac is used as an antidepressant, anti obsessional and (Fluoxetine, 2000). Prozac is presumed to inhibit the re upta...
  • Ill Patients The Marijuana
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    Marijuana: Persuasive Essay In California there is still more controversial debate over the use of marijuana for medical purposes. The advantage with using marijuana for medical reason is, it eases the pain, and relaxes them so they can enjoy the rest of their life. For these terminally ill patients the marijuana also makes them happy and enjoyable to be around. The disadvantage is that after smoking it for an extended period of time the majority of the patients will develop lung cancer. That is...
  • Patients During Hypnotherapy
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    Hypnosis Introduction "Hypnosis is simply making a change in the subconscious mind". -Laura Brinton King Hypnosis is very similar to daydreaming. When a person is daydreaming, they alter their state of consciousness. The same occurs when a patient is put into a hypnotic trance. The patient remains conscious and aware enough to hear, talk and make decisions, but are unaware of all outer distractions. (King) The patient concentrates on a specific goal they would like to achieve using hypnotherapy....
  • Use Patient Information In Your Office
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    HIPAA Compliance If you are in the healthcare industry, you have probably heard some rumblings about the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, coolly referred to as HIPAA. The word is your medical practice will have to be HIPAA compliant by April 2003, but you " re not exactly sure what this act mandates or how to accomplish it. In very basic terms, HIPAA has two primary components to which hospitals, health plans, healthcare 'clearinghouses,' and healthcare providers must...
  • Advances Available Through The Use Of Technology
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    Did you give your friends valentines and little heart-shaped candies on Valentine's Day? Do you turn on the radio to hear a guy singing about his broken heart? The heart is much more than candy and songs. It is a puzzle, and it has taken man many years to try and fit the pieces together. Each year more medical technology is discovered, and more pieces are added. Over the years doctors and researchers continue to study the heart in hopes of better understanding how the pieces fit. According to th...
  • Different Types Of Breast Examinations Doctors
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    I believe that big breasted women should have an ultrasound in addition to their annual mammogram. But also believe that women should be more educated in breast examination options. Most women don't know that there are different types of breast exams and how important they are, big breasted women should have both and ultrasound and mammogram, and women need to know that they are in control of their body and their doctor. Most women don't know that there are different types of breast examinations...
  • Uses Of Hypnotism
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    Many believe that hypnosis is mysterious, enchanting, and sometimes a little scary, but it really isn't all it may seem. People were even using hypnosis 3,000 years ago, according to an E bers papyrus found that describes hypnotic-techniques used in sleep temples in ancient Greece. In China they started using hypnosis around 2600 BC. Back then, many thought hypnosis was linked to magic (Baker 51). Actually, many today still believe that hypnosis is linked with magic. Hypnosis is really much more...
  • Interviews In Diagnosis Of Mental Abnormality
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    Discuss the issues of Reliability and Validity in the Diagnosis of Mental Abnormality Diagnosis is the process of identifying a disease, and allocating it to a category on the basis of symptoms and signs. A classification system such as the DSM-IV version can be used to diagnose mental abnormality. Categorisation therefore is very important, as diagnosis using the classification system will bring about certain treatments, and if the diagnosis is wrong, the person may be receiving inappropriate t...
  • Use Of Marijuana For Medicinal Purposes
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    The medical community continues to expand our ability to handle life-threatening illnesses and prolong life. With that ability comes an extension of the treatments that patients must undergo. Many patients today refuse medical treatment that may save or prolong their life, out of a desire to avoid the unpleasant side affects associated with the treatment. In recent years it has been discovered that the use of Marijuana alleviates several symptoms associated with cancer and AIDS treatments and di...
  • Patients With Pneumonia
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    Client profile: This is an 87-year-old male patient admitted September 16, 2002 for increased work of breathing, dyspnea, COPD exacerbation and bi-lateral bronchopneumonia. I provided care on January 30, 2002, hospital day number nine for the patient. He has a history of COPD due to emphysema, atrial fibrillation, and chronic vertigo. Past surgeries include an aortic aneurysm repair, right hip replacement, and hernia repair. Medical diagnoses: Dyspnea - increased pulmonary pressure due to inters...
  • Dissociative Disorders To The Patient
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    It is very important to diagnose a case of dissociative identity disorder; if it is not diagnosed, it may lead to death. However, therapists have had many problems in diagnosing this type of disorder. This is due to two major factors. The first is that DID is seen as a very unusual disorder, and most cases of DID are mistaken for Schizophrenia. The second factor is that there is a lack of guidelines for the diagnosis of DID. Hence, even when DID is diagnosed it usually takes multiple weeks-or ev...
  • Used As Indicators Of The Patient Status
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    INTRODUCTION: The development of patient classification systems (PCS) in fields other than acute medicine raises the question if the principle of using existing data (i.e. diagnoses; procedures where available) is sufficient to describe the products of hospital care. METHODS / MATERIAL: The essence of a PCS (type "iso-cost') is to estimate costs of treatment needed in a defined setting by means of a description of the patient status (conditions) and the treatment goals. Two hypotheses guided our...
  • Used Needles
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    Mr. CattuciAccupuncture Carlos Valdez Mr. Catt uci Acupuncture Acupuncture is a system of therapy involving the needling of precisely specified points on the surface of the body. This is in accordance with a coherent physiology derived from the philosophical concepts of humans and their relationships with the natural environment. It was first developed during the Chou dynasty (1030 BC to 221 BC) of Chinese history. Acupuncture in particular, is the concept of energy. This energy, which seems to ...

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