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*  Three Nurses Charged With Neglecting Patients
Three nurses are charged with wilful neglect following a police investigation into claims of patients' notes being falsified. ... Three Nurses Charged With Neglecting Patients. Three nurses are charged with wilful neglect following a police investigation ... Three nurses have been charged with wilful neglect of patients at the Princess of Wales Hospital in Bridgend. ... The charges follow an investigation by South Wales Police into claims of patients' notes being falsified. ...
http://news.sky.com/story/three-nurses-charged-with-neglecting-patients-10400068
*  Resources for Alzheimer's patients and caregivers - latimes
Alzheimer's patient is taking her chances in clinical trial. July 4, 2010 ...
http://articles.latimes.com/2010/jul/26/health/la-he-alzheimers-resources-20100726
*  Doctors debate telling patients to smoke marijuana - latimes
But if you were a doctor, what would you tell patients who asked about taking something that's ... The hypothetical patient is 68-year-old Marilyn, who has cancer and who says the standard medications are not relieving her ... But if you were a doctor, what would you tell patients who asked about taking something that's against federal law? ... "Simply to allow a patient with uncontrolled symptoms of metastatic breast cancer to leave the office with a recommendation to ...
http://articles.latimes.com/2013/feb/20/news/la-heb-doctors-debate-telling-patients-to-smoke-marijuana-20130220
*  Tulsa Dental Patients Fume After Exposure to Disease - ABC News
Instruments used for patients who were known to carry an infectious disease were given an extra dip in bleach on top of normal ... More than 7,000 patients from W. Scott Harrington's Tulsa and Owasso clinics were sent letters in late March outlining the risk ... Former patients of a Tulsa, Okla., dentist accused of using dirty needles and instruments are outraged over reports that at ... Of 3,122 patients tested by county health departments so far, 57 tested positive for hepatitis C, three tested ...
http://abcnews.go.com/m/story?id=18999316
*  Patients : Get Test Reminders
A reminder service lets individuals know when it's time to schedule a doctor appointment or laboratory test.
http://questdiagnostics.com/home/patients/reminders
*  Quest Diagnostics : For Patients
Quest Diagnostics offers patients a wealth of tests, services and health information, plus extras that help save time and make ...
http://questdiagnostics.com/home/patients.html?utm_source=website&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=questcny&utm_term=qd_patients&utm_content=website
*  Dying man's wish touches 400 cancer patients
Still, many patients struggle to cover copays, nonprescription medications and prescription medications not covered. Patients ... Cancer patient Jack Rogers performs at the 17 Hundred 90 Restaurant three times a week. Richard Burkhart/Savannah Morning News ... Toby Hollenberg created the fund in 2005 in the name of her late husband to help cancer patients who don't have the money to ... After he died in December 2004, Toby Hollenberg decided the best way to help would be to start a fund at Anderson for
http://savannahnow.com/accent/2009-07-13/dying-mans-wish-touches-400-cancer-patients
*  Using Motivational Interviewing in Conversations With Patients
Using Motivational Interviewing in Conversations With Patients. In a new APTA podcast, MarySue Ingman, PT, DSc, describes the ... She also offers listeners specific MI techniques that they can use with patients, such as asking open-ended questions and ... how the techniques can be used with an example in which a physical therapist has to have a conversation with a patient about ... use of motivational interviewing (MI) when talking to patients about making changes in their lifestyle and presents the
http://apta.org/PTinMotion/NewsNow/2012/12/13/NewLiterature/?blogid=10737418615&id=10737428653
*  Proposed Rule Protects Patients From Discriminatory Policies
Proposed Rule Protects Patients From Discriminatory Policies. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today released ...
http://apta.org/PTinMotion/NewsNow/2012/11/20/DiscriminatoryPolicy/?blogmonth=10&blogday=5&blogyear=2012&blogid=10737418615
*  Arizona Transplant Patients Die After State Cuts Medical Insurance - ABC News
... "was our patient. He was on our list." She declined to identify the patient, citing medical confidentiality. ... Gibson counsels transplant patients at Tucson's University Medical Center, helping them through scary parts of the process and ... Patients who are uninsured or underinsured because their health insurance won't cover transplants would be moved to inactive ... A former University of Arizona Medical Center patient waiting for a new liver died on Dec. 28 -- the second person to die since
http://abcnews.go.com/Health/News/arizona-transplant-deaths/story?id=12559369&page=2

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(1/1054) Patient removals from general practitioner lists in Northern Ireland: 1987-1996.

BACKGROUND: Being struck off a general practitioner's list is a major event for patients and a subject for much media attention. However, it has not hitherto received much research attention. AIMS: To quantify the numbers of patients removed at doctors' request in Northern Ireland between 1987 and 1996. To describe the characteristics of those removed and to determine if the rate of removal has increased. METHODS: This is a descriptive epidemiological study involving a secondary data analysis of records held by the Central Services Agency. RESULTS: Six thousand five hundred and seventy-eight new patients were removed at general practitioner (GP) request between 1987 and 1996. This equated to 3920 removal decisions, a rate of 2.43 per 10,000 person-years. The very young and young adults had the highest rates of removal; most of the young being removed as part of a family. Ten point six per cent of removed patients had a repeat removal, and 16.3% of first removal decisions required an assignment to another practice. Family removals have decreased and individual removals have increased over the 10 years. Disadvantaged and densely populated areas with high population turnover were associated with higher rates of removal, though heterogeneity is evident between general practitioners serving similar areas. Compared to the period 1987 to 1991, removal rates for the years 1992 to 1993 were reduced by 20.0% (95% confidence interval (CI) for rate ratio (RR) 0.73-0.87), and those for the years 1994 to 1996 increased by 8% (95% CI = 1.01-1.16). The greatest increase was in the over-75 years age group (standardized RR = 1.60; 95% CI = 1.57-1.62). CONCLUSIONS: Removals are relatively rare events for both patients and practices, though they have been increasing in recent years. Further research is needed to understand the processes that culminate in a removal.  (+info)

(2/1054) Differences in physician compensation for cardiovascular services by age, sex, and race.

The purpose was to determine whether physicians receive substantially less compensation from patient groups (women, older patients, and nonwhite patients) that are reported to have low rates of utilization of cardiovascular services. Over an 18-month period we collected information on payments to physicians by 3,194 consecutive patients who underwent stress testing an 833 consecutive patients who underwent percutaneous coronary angioplasty at the Yale University Cardiology Practice. Although the charges for procedures were not related to patient characteristics, there were large and significant differences in payment to physicians based on age, sex, and race. For example, physicians who performed percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty received at least $2,500 from, or on behalf of, 72% of the patients 40 to 64 years old, 22% of the patients 65 to 74 years old, and 3% of the patients 75 years and older (P < 0.001); from 49% of the men and 28% of the women (P < 0.001); and 42% of the whites and 31% of the nonwhites (P < 0.001). Similar differences were observed for stress testing. These associations were largely explained by differences in insurance status.  (+info)

(3/1054) Who should determine the medical necessity of dental sedation and general anesthesia? A clinical commentary supported by Illinois patient and practitioner surveys.

Many third-party payers try to deny benefits for dental sedation and general anesthesia. The term "not medically necessary" is often applied to these services by third-party payers. The label is poorly defined and varies from payer to payer. This paper uses original practitioner and patient opinion surveys to support the position that the definition of medical necessity is solely the joint responsibility of the patient and his/her physician. These surveys also support the argument that both patients and practitioners view dental sedation and general anesthesia as a medically necessary procedure if it allows a patient to complete a medically necessary surgical procedure that he/she might otherwise avoid.  (+info)

(4/1054) Sexual harassment of psychiatric trainees: experiences and attitudes.

A survey was carried out of psychiatric trainees' work-related experiences of unwanted sexual contact. A structured postal questionnaire was administered to 100 psychiatric trainees from senior house officer to specialist registrar level in a large psychiatric rotation. There was an 85% response rate; 86% (73) of the sample had experienced unwanted sexual contact, with 47% (40) experiencing deliberate touching, leaning over or cornering, and 18% (15) receiving letters, telephone calls or material of a sexual nature. Three-quarters (64) of respondents had experienced unwanted sexual contact from patients and 64% (54) from staff. Experiences and attitudes did not generally differ by gender, grade or training experience. Four out of 48 female respondents described stalking by patients. Of the 39 respondents who had reported harassment by patients, 31 felt supported by colleagues, while of the 13 who had reported harassment by colleagues, eight felt supported. Two-thirds of the respondents considered sexual harassment 'some-times' or 'frequently' a problem for the profession. Diagnoses of confusional states, mania or schizophrenia made subjects less likely to consider unwanted sexual behaviour to be 'sexual harassment' (86%, 80%, and 67%, respectively), but not for other diagnoses. Levels of threatening and intrusive sexual harassment are unacceptably high in this study group. Health trusts should adopt policies of 'zero tolerance' and all incidents should be reported. Psychological impact on victims should be acknowledged even when the behaviour of the perpetrator can be explained by diagnosis.  (+info)

(5/1054) Erosion in medical students' attitudes about telling patients they are students.

OBJECTIVE: To study the attitudes of preclinical and clinical medical students toward the importance of telling patients they are students, and to compare their attitudes with those of patients. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional survey of medical students from five Philadelphia medical schools, and a longitudinal follow-up in one medical school, to assess the importance students place on telling patients they are medical students before interacting with them. We asked similar questions of 100 general medical outpatients from two academically affiliated hospitals. MAIN RESULTS: In total, 2,603 students (58%) responded to the cross-sectional survey, 74 (50%) responded to the longitudinal survey, and 100 patients responded to our interview survey (94% response rate). In the cross-sectional survey, there were negligible differences in the importance that patients and medical students placed on informing alert patients that they are interacting with students in nonsurgical settings. In surgical settings involving anesthetized patients, patients placed significantly more importance on being informed of students' roles in their surgery than did students, and preclinical students placed more importance on this than did clinical students. Results from the cross-sectional survey were supported by the longitudinal survey, in which fourth-year medical students placed significantly less importance on informing patients of their student status than the same cohort had done 2 years previously. CONCLUSIONS: Medical students place less importance on informing patients about their student status than patients desire, especially in surgical settings in which the patient is to be anesthetized. Medical students already having completed a clinical rotation stray further from patient ideals than preclinical medical students. These findings suggest that, as medical students advance in their training, they suffer an erosion in their attitudes about telling patients they are students.  (+info)

(6/1054) The 'pill scare': the responses of authorities, doctors and patients using oral contraception.

In October 1995, the regulatory authority in the UK issued a warning about an increased risk of venous thromboembolism in women taking third-generation combined oral contraceptives. This was done before publication of the scientific papers involved, and resulted in a huge media 'pill scare'. The manner in which the information was released has been criticised, as many doctors did not receive their 'Dear Doctor' letter from the regulatory authority until after media reporting. The result of the scare has been a loss of confidence in the oral contraceptive pill in general, and a rise in abortion rates.  (+info)

(7/1054) Physicians' experiences with the Oregon Death with Dignity Act.

BACKGROUND: Physician-assisted suicide was legalized in Oregon in October 1997. There are data on patients who have received prescriptions for lethal medications and died after taking the medications. There is little information, however, on physicians' experiences with requests for assistance with suicide. METHODS: Between February and August 1999, we mailed a questionnaire to physicians who were eligible to prescribe lethal medications under the Oregon Death with Dignity Act. RESULTS: Of 4053 eligible physicians, 2649 (65 percent) returned the survey. Of the respondents, 144 (5 percent) had received a total of 221 requests for prescriptions for lethal medications since October 1997. We received information on the outcome in 165 patients (complete information for 143 patients and partial for on an additional 22). The mean age of the patients was 68 years; 76 percent had an estimated life expectancy of less than six months. Thirty-five percent requested a prescription from another physician. Twenty-nine patients (18 percent) received prescriptions, and 17 (10 percent) died from administering the prescribed medication. Twenty percent of the patients had symptoms of depression; none of these patients received a prescription for a lethal medication. In the case of 68 patients, including 11 who received prescriptions and 8 who died by taking the prescribed medication, the physician implemented at least one substantive palliative intervention, such as control of pain or other symptoms, referral to a hospice program, a consultation, or a trial of antidepressant medication. Forty-six percent of the patients for whom substantive interventions were made changed their minds about assisted suicide, as compared with 15 percent of those for whom no substantive interventions were made (P<0.001). CONCLUSIONS: Our data indicate that in Oregon, physicians grant about 1 in 6 requests for a prescription for a lethal medication and that 1 in 10 requests actually result in suicide. Substantive palliative interventions lead some--but not all--patients to change their minds about assisted suicide.  (+info)

(8/1054) Proposing phase I studies: patients', relatives', nurses' and specialists' perceptions.

PURPOSE: As of now the primary objective of studies on informed consent in phase I trials has been to assess patients' expectations and reasons for participation. We have previously shown that the quantity of information provided through a procedure of subsequent oral interviews with patients was adequate while the attention paid by the physician to the emotional needs and concerns of patients was not. We wanted therefore to assess and compare the perceptions of the information provided about the investigational study of patients, relatives, the research nurse and the investigator responsible for the phase I trial and the impact this information had on the patients' level of anxiety and depression. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The participation to a phase I study was proposed to patients through two subsequent interviews, the latter attended also by patients' relatives, the research nurse and the investigator coordinating the phase I trial. After the second interview, attendees were requested to complete a questionnaire assessing the principal reason for participating in the study and the informative, emotional and interactive dimension of the information. Patients were also requested to complete the Hospital Anxiety and Depression (HAD) scale before and after the second interview. RESULTS: The completed questionnaires of 31 of 42 patients were retrieved and analysed. The possibility to benefit from the study was indicated as the main reason for participating by 59% of the patients while it was judged to be the case in 78% and 86% of the patients by the nurse and the investigator, respectively. The information was judged to be clear and sufficient in almost all cases by all attendees, while the investigator judged that a lower percentage of patients felt at ease and could express their main worries during the interview, had been helped and were less worried after it than it was judged by the nurse and the relatives. Patients' state of anxiety and depression was not adversely affected by the information provided. CONCLUSIONS: Informing patients on the option of receiving an investigational treatment within a phase I study is feasible and can be done in a way felt appropriate by patients and relatives, nursing and medical professionals. Providing information in an appropriate manner does not increase patients' anxiety and depression. Divergence between the aims and interests of the investigators and patients might explain the difference in the evaluation of physician, a problem which could perhaps be partially overcome by the application of innovative phase I designs.  (+info)


Medicaid


  • They eliminated heart transplants for non-ischemic cardiomyopathy, lung transplants, pancreatic transplants, some bone marrow transplants, and liver transplants for patients infected with hepatitis C . Arizona also restricted coverage of prosthetics, eliminated podiatric services, preventive dental services, and wellness and physical exams for adult Medicaid enrollees. (go.com)
  • I actually had a medicaid patient say to my face 'you keep working now, someone needs to support me! (allnurses.com)
  • I didnt see it as an attack by the original OP on medicaid patients. (allnurses.com)
  • Now, years later, I also see Medicaid patients on my unit. (allnurses.com)
  • It's not Medicaid patients that are rude and demanding and incredibly lazy. (allnurses.com)
  • However, the majority of the drug abusers, alcoholics and what I like to call professional patients are on Medicaid. (allnurses.com)
  • A year later, the Texas native feels that narrowly qualifying for a Medicaid-sponsored program for low-income and uninsured female cancer patients saved her life. (cnn.com)


hospital's


  • In the past five years, slightly more than 2,800 people have complained to the hospital's patient relations department. (cbc.ca)
  • The Cleveland Clinic team divided the records of the hospital's STEMI patients into four groups, each representing a span of five years. (cbsnews.com)


hospitals


  • Hospitals of all types can engage in a systematic approach to better identify and prevent medical errors and adverse events that occur commonly among patients with limited English proficiency (LEP). (apta.org)
  • For hospitals with resource or other limitations that preclude a full rollout of these strategies at once, the authors suggest beginning incrementally by choosing any strategies that can be readily implemented and, at a minimum, focus on addressing the root causes that lead to high-risk scenarios for medical errors among patients with LEP. (apta.org)
  • Do Minority Patients Use Lower Quality Hospitals? (commonwealthfund.org)
  • The authors used three years' worth of inpatient discharge data from 11 states, as well as inpatient quality indicators and patient safety indicators from the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, to investigate whether black, Hispanic, and Asian patients use lower-quality hospitals. (commonwealthfund.org)
  • Hospitals that serve many Hispanics, for example, performed well on most of the measures of patient safety. (commonwealthfund.org)
  • Analysts and policymakers should be cautious when making generalizations about the overall service quality of hospitals that treat minority patients. (commonwealthfund.org)
  • Other patients in intensive care at this hour hospitals struggling to keep up there and ABC's Alex Perez in the middle of it all good morning to you in Chicago Alex. (go.com)
  • Well good morning judge this is one of the hospitals that had so many flu patients they have deterrence have a way this is the earliest start to the flu season in a decade. (go.com)
  • In Chicago at one point eight hospitals were diverting flu patients with non life threatening conditions from their own crowd eighty yards to those with fewer patients. (go.com)
  • NHS hospitals are to be allowed to earn up to half their income from private patients - in a move that could generate millions of pounds for the Health Service. (dailymail.co.uk)
  • Ministers are to lift a 'restrictive' cap imposed on foundation hospitals by Labour, which has prevented them from using spare resources to take on private patients. (dailymail.co.uk)
  • Furthermore, services for NHS patients will be safeguarded because foundation hospitals' core legal duty will be to care for them. (dailymail.co.uk)


Routinely


  • Routinely monitor patient safety for patients with LEP. (apta.org)
  • Since June, patients in those areas have been routinely tested for MRSA before being admitted to hospital. (bbc.co.uk)


obese


  • The researchers called practices and tried to make an appointment for a fictional patient who was obese (99 kg) and was partially paralyzed on 1 side of the body. (apta.org)
  • Despite greater awareness of risk factors for heart disease and the need for healthy lifestyle changes, heart attack patients are becoming younger and more obese, according to new research from the Cleveland Clinic. (cbsnews.com)


hepatitis


  • Former patients of a Tulsa, Okla., dentist accused of using dirty needles and instruments are outraged over reports that at least 60 people have tested positive for hepatitis and HIV . (go.com)
  • Of 3,122 patients tested by county health departments so far, 57 tested positive for hepatitis C, three tested positive for hepatitis B, and at least one tested positive for HIV. (go.com)
  • Patients who tested positive for hepatitis and HIV will be personally contacted, counseled about the disease and directed to resources for care, the agencies said in a statement . (go.com)
  • Such an investigation usually involves epidemiological studies assessing other risk factors for hepatitis and HIV, as well as laboratory studies comparing the genetic fingerprints of the viruses in different patients, according to experts at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (go.com)
  • A surprise inspection of Harrington's practice on March 18, prompted by a patient's positive test for HIV and hepatitis C, revealed the use of old needles and rusty instruments, as well as the practice of pouring bleach on patients' wounds until they "turned white," according to the complaint filed by the Oklahoma Board of Dentistry . (go.com)


wounds


  • There are lots of wounds to manage in critical care patients. (allnurses.com)


inclusion of physical


  • S602 was introduced by Sens Jon Tester (D-MT) and Roger Wicker (R-MS). NHSC serves as a lifeline to millions of patients living in rural and underserved communities, and inclusion of physical therapists in the loan repayment program is one of APTA's public policy priorities. (apta.org)


Care


  • Patients concerns covered everything from parking to food, but the majority related to care and interactions with health care providers. (cbc.ca)
  • The authors call for improved awareness about the Americans with Disabilities Act requirements and the standards of care for patients with mobility impairment. (apta.org)
  • I live in one of those cities and hear numerous comments from my home care patients re diffulty or unable to transfer to an exam table or X-ray table and their concerns that their medical issues were not being adequately addressed. (apta.org)
  • A LOT of critical care is dealing with septic patients, you could talk about titrating multiple drips, multiple antibiotics, resulting organ failure etc. (allnurses.com)
  • Haggerty shares her office's protocol for obtaining a signed plan of care to ensure that patients have access to physical therapy services and payment is received, and discusses the importance of educating therapists and office staff on Medicare requirements. (apta.org)
  • Over the past week, MSF treated 5,000 patients in its 50 cholera facilities throughout the country, bringing the total number people who have received care in MSF or MSF-supported facilities since the beginning of the outbreak to 97,000. (doctorswithoutborders.org)
  • The primary care physicians and the patient need to take ownership of this problem. (cbsnews.com)
  • Politicians in Rome called for an investigation into how Italy's health-care system, rated last year by the United Nations as the second-most effective in the world, could have put patients in such jeopardy. (chicagotribune.com)
  • The Hastings Center has updated and expanded its landmark 1987 consensus guidelines for ethical care of terminally ill patients, incorporating innovations and research over the past 26 years. (apta.org)


scenarios


  • The class is heavily involved with human patient simulators, but due to the wide variety we're not using the human patient scenarios for our own scenarios. (allnurses.com)


Nine


  • Nine of these practices said that their buildings were inaccessible, and 47 said that they could not transfer the patient to an examination table. (apta.org)
  • Nine surviving patients and two rescue workers were treated for burns and smoke inhalation. (chicagotribune.com)


elderly


  • But as many as 20% of patients who were elderly, or those admitted for kidney disease, surgery on veins and skin problems, carried the bug. (bbc.co.uk)
  • Reuters) - Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals Inc said its lead experimental drug did not help elderly patients with acute myeloid leukemia live longer in a late-stage study. (reuters.com)


Centers


  • In several of MSF's treatment centers, tents that were earlier filled with patients now stand empty. (doctorswithoutborders.org)


mobility


  • A study shows that a formulation of curcumin can relieve pain and increase mobility in patients with osteoarthritis. (mercola.com)


proportion


  • The prevalence of obesity also increased over this time period, from 31 percent to 40 percent, as did the proportion of patients with diabetes (from 24 to 31 percent), high blood pressure (from 55 to 77 percent), and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (from 5 to 12 percent). (cbsnews.com)
  • This Commonwealth Fund-supported study sought to test the hypothesis by investigating whether hospital quality is inversely associated with the proportion of minority patients served. (commonwealthfund.org)
  • They found that the association between the proportion of minority patients and hospital quality depended on how quality is assessed, and that it varied by race and ethnicity. (commonwealthfund.org)


podcast


  • In a new APTA podcast , MarySue Ingman, PT, DSc , describes the use of motivational interviewing (MI) when talking to patients about making changes in their lifestyle and presents the key concepts of MI-expressing empathy, supporting self-efficacy, rolling with resistance, and developing discrepancy. (apta.org)


leukemia


  • On Nov. 28, Mark Price, a 37-year-old leukemia patient from Goodyear, Ariz., died before he could obtain a $250,000 bone marrow transplant that an anonymous donor offered to fund after hearing media reports about Price's plight. (go.com)


hospital


  • Three nurses have been charged with wilful neglect of patients at the Princess of Wales Hospital in Bridgend. (sky.com)
  • Pilon noted the hospital deals with about 300,000 patient visits a year. (cbc.ca)
  • It comes as new figures showed a drop in the number of hospital patients infected with C.difficile and MRSA. (bbc.co.uk)
  • Another caveat is that during the course of the study period, the hospital brought in a greater number of patients from surrounding rural areas by helicopter, making it possible that that the observed trends reflect changes in the patient population. (cbsnews.com)
  • Thirty to fifty people a day everybody who needs to be admitted sits in the emergency department and -- -- -- -- in Pennsylvania so many flu patients one hospital built a triage tent outside the York. (go.com)
  • The Royal Marsden Hospital is held up by ministers as proof that lifting the cap on private work will not damage the interests of NHS patients - and should even enhance them. (dailymail.co.uk)
  • The West London hospital, which boasts a world-famous cancer treatment centre, already earns £45million a year from private patients. (dailymail.co.uk)


chances


  • Chances are, your efforts to help patients improve their diets or increase their physical activity levels are sometimes met with resistance. (aafp.org)


practice


  • Both groups have particularly attacked the practice of denying services to sick patients who had qualified for transplants before Arizona, with federal approval, changed its law. (go.com)


complaint


  • Instruments used for patients who were known to carry an infectious disease were given an extra dip in bleach on top of normal cleaning methods, according to the complaint. (go.com)


among


  • Rogers is among about 400 cancer patients who have received help from the Stephen D. Hollenberg Memorial Fund. (savannahnow.com)
  • Among her patients is David Hernandez, a 48-year-old father and former heavy-equipment operator, denied a lung transplant he's been told he needs to stay alive. (go.com)
  • Adapt current systems to better identify medical errors among patients with LEP. (apta.org)
  • Address root causes to prevent medical errors among patients with LEP. (apta.org)
  • For the study, Kapadia and his team analyzed heart disease risk factors among nearly 4,000 patients who were treated for the most severe and deadly type of heart attack -- known as ST-elevation myocardial infarction, or STEMI -- at Cleveland Clinic over two decades, from 1995 to 2014. (cbsnews.com)


take


  • If you wanted to do wanted to do encephalitis due to herpes, there is a great case study on 'patient H&M'. Since they have to take out parts of the brain and hippocampus, it could work out for a scenario because you would also have to plan for other healthcare professional assistance such as various types of therapy while also monitoring and assessing the patient after surgery. (allnurses.com)
  • The convoy began a journey which will take patients through government territory into the rebel-held western Aleppo countryside as agreed in an evacuation deal this week, the war monitor said. (reuters.com)


safety


  • I think everyone here in Tulsa is shocked that an oral maxillofacial surgeon was so absolutely sloppy in both his technique and his regard for patient safety," said Patrick Carr, an attorney representing one of Harrington's former patients. (go.com)
  • Foster a supportive culture for safety of diverse patient populations. (apta.org)


life


  • Patients who achieve success in emotional well-being goals may feel motivated to make changes in other areas of their life. (aafp.org)


motivated to make


  • Patients may become more motivated to make changes if you can help make what seems insurmountable to them into a simple and enjoyable experience. (aafp.org)


increase


  • Have you experienced resistance when asking patients to increase their level of physical activity? (aafp.org)
  • Propose that patients ask a co-worker to be a 'fitness buddy' to increase physical activity at work, such as a daily walk up and down the stairs during a break. (aafp.org)
  • Once you've helped a patient develop a plan, schedule a follow-up visit in three to four weeks to evaluate progress and modify the plan to increase the level of activity, or change the type of activity. (aafp.org)
  • The results also showed a significant increase in the number of patients who have three or more major risk factors, which rose from 65 to 85 percent. (cbsnews.com)
  • At northwestern memorial they've seen a 20% increase in flu patients. (go.com)


access


  • I have also heard from patients that they could not access the restroom at a medical facility or reported insufficient space for a caregiver to assist in typical handicap stall. (apta.org)


services


  • Health Secretary Andrew Lansley believes the change could help ease the financial pressure on the Health Service, with profits ploughed back into services for NHS patients. (dailymail.co.uk)


treatment


  • Toby Hollenberg created the fund in 2005 in the name of her late husband to help cancer patients who don't have the money to cover the auxiliary costs of treatment and recovery. (savannahnow.com)
  • 100 patients with osteoarthritis were divided in two groups -- the first group was given the "best available treatment" and the second group was given the same treatment plus 200 mg of the curcumin formulation each day. (mercola.com)
  • If they tested positive they were given a five-day course of treatment to make sure the bacteria did not get into their bloodstream or carry to other patients. (bbc.co.uk)
  • Basically we would talk about the patient and see what course of treatment we would do. (allnurses.com)
  • The treatment, sapacitabine, was tested on patients aged 70 years or more who are not candidates for chemotherapy or have refused it, Cyclacel said. (reuters.com)
  • More than half of all cholera patients nationwide have received treatment in MSF and MSF-supported facilities. (doctorswithoutborders.org)


News


  • The basic things that everyone knows -- follow CDC guidelines, use clean syringes, don't reuse multi-dose vials in multiple patients, don't use rusted equipment -- those are things even non-physicians know," board president Susan Rogers told ABC News at the time. (go.com)


find


  • Buelvas helps hundreds of uninsured and underinsured patients find help to pay for their chemotherapy and radiation therapies. (savannahnow.com)
  • Some patients find they improve their fitness when they worked toward emotional well-being goals prior to setting nutrition and physical activity goals. (aafp.org)


infections


  • Ms Sturgeon said: 'We have worked tirelessly to crackdown on these infections which cause misery and worry for patients and their families. (bbc.co.uk)


help


  • After he died in December 2004, Toby Hollenberg decided the best way to help would be to start a fund at Anderson for patients in need of a little extra money. (savannahnow.com)
  • Help your patients define what those mean: 'Walk for 15 minutes at lunchtime five days a week. (aafp.org)


cancer


  • The hypothetical patient is 68-year-old Marilyn, who has cancer and who says the standard medications are not relieving her pain and nausea. (latimes.com)
  • Simply to allow a patient with uncontrolled symptoms of metastatic breast cancer to leave the office with a recommendation to smoke marijuana is to succumb to therapeutic nihilism," Drs. Gary Reisfield and Robert DuPont write on the other side. (latimes.com)
  • Cancer patient Jack Rogers performs at the 17 Hundred 90 Restaurant three times a week. (savannahnow.com)
  • For some patients who struggle financially, even getting a ride to their cancer center can be a problem. (savannahnow.com)
  • A pilot study with breast cancer patients will begin within the next year, and Amanda hopes to be part of that clinical trial. (wjla.com)
  • Amanda is grateful for the emphasis placed on early diagnosis of cancer, but she wishes more research were being done for terminal patients. (wjla.com)


years


  • Specifically, the results showed the average age of STEMI patients decreased from 64 years old to just 60 between the first five-year span of the study and the last five-year span. (cbsnews.com)
  • ROME - Italian authorities said Sunday that a state-run home for the disabled where 19 patients died in an early morning blaze was made of highly flammable material and should have been torn down years ago. (chicagotribune.com)


groups


  • This is why patients in these groups will be targeted in the national screening programme. (bbc.co.uk)


medical


  • A former University of Arizona Medical Center patient waiting for a new liver died on Dec. 28 -- the second person to die since the cuts went into effect, according to Dr. Rainer Gruessner, chairman of surgery at the University of Arizona Medical Center in Tucson. (go.com)
  • She declined to identify the patient, citing medical confidentiality. (go.com)
  • Gibson counsels transplant patients at Tucson's University Medical Center, helping them through scary parts of the process and many "bumps in the road. (go.com)
  • Improve reporting of medical errors for patients with LEP. (apta.org)


health


  • The Tulsa and Oklahoma health departments are in the process of notifying Harrington's former patients of their blood test results. (go.com)
  • Despite the limitations, Kapadia said the study carries an important public health message for both doctors and patients. (cbsnews.com)


specific


  • She also offers listeners specific MI techniques that they can use with patients, such as asking open-ended questions and demonstrating reflective listening. (apta.org)


think


  • Encourage your patients to think beyond general goals, such as 'being more active,' 'eating less junk food' or 'getting less stressed out. (aafp.org)
  • One I can think of is one where a patient had a GI bleed. (allnurses.com)


concerns


  • Carr said he's spoken to "a number" of other patients with similar concerns, but is unaware of legal action being taken by anyone other than Quin. (go.com)


Talk


  • Talk with your patients about choosing an activity that appeals to them, because if they dread it, they won't do it. (aafp.org)


lack


  • Changing behavior can be challenging, and patients may lack confidence, due to past failed attempts to incorporate physical activity into their lives. (aafp.org)
  • The practices gave different reasons for inability to transfer the patient, including a lack of staff who could perform the transfer (37 practices), a concern about liability (5 practices), and that the "patient was too heavy" (5 practices). (apta.org)


similar


  • I endorse thoughtful prescription of medicinal marijuana for patients in situations similar to Marilyn's," writes Dr. J. Michael Bostwick, representing one side. (latimes.com)


healthy lifestyle


  • Encouraging your patients to adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle for weight management is a crucial wellness strategy, but sometimes these conversations can be challenging. (aafp.org)
  • Here are some practical suggestions on how you can frame healthy lifestyle conversations and some easy-to-implement suggestions that patients can use immediately. (aafp.org)
  • Another option is you can suggest is for patients to play a fun physical activity with their children, setting an example for a healthy lifestyle! (aafp.org)


another


  • On Thursday, surgery department spokeswoman Jo Marie Gellerman confirmed that the patient, who died at another facility, "was our patient. (go.com)
  • Another 88 (55%) planned to transfer the patient from the wheelchair to a high table that was not height-adjustable without using a lift. (apta.org)


federal


  • But if you were a doctor, what would you tell patients who asked about taking something that's against federal law? (latimes.com)


goal


  • Ask patients how confident they are that they can complete their new activity goal. (aafp.org)
  • Success in meeting an emotional well-being goal can boost patients' confidence and motivation to set and achieve fitness and healthier eating goals. (aafp.org)
  • An improvement in remission rates - a secondary goal - was there for patients who had discontinued therapy at the time of analysis, the company added. (reuters.com)


source


  • What if you had an unstable septic patient and the sepsis source of infection was from a wound? (allnurses.com)
  • A Government source said: 'NHS patients will always have priority. (dailymail.co.uk)


issues


  • Patients who have emotional issues, such as anxiety, depression, or stress may need to work on those problems before trying to lose weight. (aafp.org)


activity


  • Share with your patients that they don't need to join a gym or be on a sports team to make small, incremental steps toward increasing physical activity levels. (aafp.org)
  • Have your patients select a simple physical activity that they can do -- and are willing to do -- every day, or at least on most days. (aafp.org)
  • Reinforce to patients that starting slow, with 5-10 minutes of physical activity a day, breeds success. (aafp.org)
  • therefore, if the number of new patients declines, overall activity declines quickly as well. (doctorswithoutborders.org)


notes


  • Three nurses are charged with wilful neglect following a police investigation into claims of patients' notes being falsified. (sky.com)
  • The charges follow an investigation by South Wales Police into claims of patients' notes being falsified. (sky.com)
  • Walsh notes that since the study only looked at patients at the Cleveland Clinic, the results can't be generalized to the entire U.S. population. (cbsnews.com)


face


  • Patients going through chemotherapy typically face prescriptions costing anywhere $4 to $300 a month. (savannahnow.com)


plan


  • Unfortunately, most patients either haven't considered setting fitness goals, or have unrealistic goals with no action plan. (aafp.org)


move


  • Suggest to patients that they reduce periods of inactivity by looking for ways to move throughout the day. (aafp.org)


found


  • The study, being presented at the American College of Cardiology's 65th Annual Scientific Session, also found that these patients were more likely to have preventable risk factors such high blood pressure and diabetes and were more likely to be smokers. (cbsnews.com)
  • Very amazingly, what we found was the patients presenting with ST-elevation myocardial infarction were getting younger," Kapadia said in a press briefing. (cbsnews.com)


least


  • And instead of sitting down through their entire lunch break, suggest to patients that they walk for at least five minutes. (aafp.org)


how to donate money directly to poor patients who need surgeries but can't get one?


  • Hi, I am planning on raising money for patients who are in poverty and can't afford their surgeries and medical treatment. How can I go about doing this the best way, aka the most direct way? Any non-profit organizations that do this? Or how can I find the poor patients in my area myself?
  • Hospitals usually have a pro bono fund that they access when a patient cannot afford their surgery and their doctors decide to do the surgery pro bono. The doctors do the surgery for free, and the money from the pro bono fund pays for the use of equipment, the room, supplies, etc. You could call up your local hospital and see if they have a fund like this and if you can donate specifically to that. If you want to help a specific hospital that does not ever turn away patients based on their inability to pay, donate money to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. St. Jude's is a hospital that does leading research in children's cancers, and they never turn away patients because they can't pay. Because of this they need a constant stream of donations to keep their hospital funded adequately. By donating money to St. Jude you can help assure that they will never have to turn away any sick child. I think it's great that you're looking to get involved like this. Good for you!


How can doctors get away with not telling their patients, but patients family members about diagnosis?


  • I know of two situations where elderly patients dont know they are dying of cancer. Is there an age at where you are no longer protected by the privacy act? I know both families, and both decided not to tell their parent that they have cancer. Can anyone explain how this is legal, or share their stories.
  • The patient has to be told unless they are incompetent and/or have a conservator or has given medical power of attorney to someone else. However, even in these cases most of the time the doctor will still tell the patient. The patient and their wishes is the number one priority for every single person who works in the medical field – from the doctors to the janitor. I had a surgeon bring a case to tumor board about a year ago with this situation. The patient was born mentally incompetent and a relative had medical power of attorney. The patient had breast cancer and a mastectomy was recommended. The patient did not want it, but the relative with the medical power of attorney did. The surgeon spoke to the patient the day before surgery was scheduled and felt she understood the seriousness of the situation and the possible consequences of her decision. He asked of a psychological evaluation and the psychiatrist agreed that the patient did understand. It was the coconscious of the tumor board and the ethics committee that the patient’s wishes must be upheld. The surgeon told the relative with the power of attorney that she would need a court order to make him do the surgery. EDIT: HIPAA prohibits the doctor or any of us, from discussing the patient’s medical condition without the patient’s permission.


What is the importance of obtaining written consent from patients prior to?


  • What is the importance of obtaining written consent from patients prior to receiving medical treatment? What are the implications of failing to do so? Does a medical emergency alter the conditions of written consent? Why or why not? Explain your answers.
  • Depends on who you ask. There are 2 reasons. Protecting the patient & Money. If a patient pops up and says "I didn't want that done" you need proof that they consented to the procedure or you are wide open for all kinds of trouble. Patients have the right to refuse medical treatment and their rights must be honored even if it threatens their life. (Such as a No Code Order) However, in an emergency situation where the patient is not able to give consent and no next of kin is available or there isn't time, medical personnel are permitted to do what is necessary to save that patients life. Hesitation on the part of the medical personnel could likely cost the life of the patient.


What type of doctor travels to their patients to give treatment?


  • Please tell me what type of doctor travels to their patients. (either visiting them at their home, the school, anywhere? Please give a specific answer.
  • Any type of a doctor can visit their patients outside of their office or the hospital. They are self-employed and can choose to do what they want. It is rarely done however, as it is not cost effective. My ex-husband is a urologist and for several months one of his favorite patients was at home on home health in a coma dying from prostate cancer. Twice a week on our way home we stopped by and he would check the patient’s vitals, his chart, speak to the nurse and to his patient. Then we would go downstairs and spend a little time with his sweet wife of 55 years. This went on until the patient died. My ex-husband didn’t charge anyone for this, it wasn’t medically necessary and that isn’t why he did it.


How long do Psychiatrists usually talk with there patients for?


  • I'm trying to decide on whether to be a psychologist or psychiatrist.I want to talk to my patients a lot, but also want to be able to to more of the therapy and prescribe meds. I want to help people with Personality Disorders and more. I'm still not sure of how long I could talk to patients for if I was a Psychiatrist. How long do Psychiatrists talk to there patients?
  • The 2 specialities are very different and require very differing training. To become a psychiatrist a full medical degree is required first. This takes 5 years, followed by 2 pre-registration years, After this you need to take a further specialist degree to become a psychiatrist, this takes another 3 or 4 years, so a minimum 10 years in all.Initial psychiatric assessment consultations take about 45 minutes, subsequent consultation times vary from a few minutes onwards. In general psychiatrists use medication to manage psychotic medical conditions. A degree in psychology, which is currently not mandatory to perform perform psychotherapy, takes 3 years. No medication is used in managing patients and generally all consultations approach an hour in length. Sometimes patients see both specialists at the same time.


How many patients can a nurse aide be assigned to at a time?


  • I work at a nursing home that is short handed on staff, and now today they told us that we need to quit telling our patients we are short staffed when we have 17 patients to take care of each, or we will be written up. They said they are being nice when they give us 4 c.n.a.'s per floor which has 50 or more patients on it each. I know there is a law on how many patients a c.n.a. can be assinged 2 but i cant find it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  • Normally no more than 10(and that's alot). If you cannot handle them, you should stand firm bc u will be held liable(or ur nurse) in case of an accident. I never heard of a CNA having 17 patients!


What type of doctor travels to their patients to give treatment?


  • Please tell me what type of doctor travels to their patients. (either visiting them at their home, the school, anywhere? Please give a specific answer.
  • Yes, absolutely. Do a search for: mobile physicians. If you live in a metro area there will likely be something that comes up for your vicinity. Some of my friends do this instead of practicing at clinics. They practice either Internal Medicine or Geriatric Medicine, which both are kind of general physicians in laymens terms. Only Geriatric usually only treats older patients. I'm sure other specialties participate in this too.


How do hospitals ensure patients are getting the right meals?


  • I am researching hospital dining services and I am wondering how they know what meals to give each patients. The patients get some freedom to choose what they want, but is this submitted electronically to the cafeteria or is this recorded on paper and taken down. Also, once they prepare the food, what do they put on the tray to identify the meal and ingredients and also the correct patient and room number?
  • When a patient arrives at the hospital, at some point it is determined what diet they will be placed on. Back in the day, it was placed in the file with the patients other orders and transmitted to the dietary stafff, either physically on paper but now usually via the computer. The dietitian and/or staff reviews the orders and puts them in along with the rest of the patients in that hospital. The patient is given a menu specific to the diet they are on and in some facilities a diet tech will go to each room to assist the patient in filling it out properly. This is also transmitted to the kitchen, gnerally in paper form. That same menu that was filled out is pre labeled with a sticker indicating floor number, room number patients name and diet. Those from all the patients get sorted by floor number, even wing number(3rd floor east wing or 3rd floor west wing etc.) The cook has a menu also to follow and that includes all the foods for all the diets available to the patients. A staff member goes through all the menus and gets a count of how many people want each item and this information is given to the cook. Thats why many hospitals have the patient fill out a menu today for tomorrow. In the kitchen, the cooks responsibility is to have all the food prepared correctly and there are other staff who dish up each plate per menu instructions, cover it and put it on a cart. Usually there is a cart for each wing of each floor and no other food trays are placed in there so that cart arrives on the correct floor, each tray has the menu the patient filled out laying on it and all the nurse has to do is read the menu heading that has the patient name, room number and diet and deliver the tray. Each hospital does things sort of the same but with many variance's to accommodate the way the hospital is run. Even if an outside entity runs the meal service, it is in essence basically the same. AS long as the patient gets the proper diet ordered for him/her by the doctor and the food arrives hot, attractive and tasty and on time, the method can vary.