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Operational factors affecting maternal mortality in Tanzania. (1/381)Identification of the main operational factors in cases of maternal death within and outside the health care system is necessary for safe motherhood programmes. In this study, a follow-up was done of all 117 cases of maternal deaths in Ilala district, Dar es Salaam, 1991-1993, at all levels of care. In all, 79% received some medical care whereas 11% arrived too late for treatment. For each case the major operational factors and all health care interventions were defined through interviews with family members and health care staff and from hospital records, and the avoidability of each case was determined. In the health institutions where the women had consulted, the available resources were assessed. It was found that in most cases the husband (29%) or the mother (31%) of the woman decided on her care in cases of complications, and together with the lack of transport, this often caused delay at home. Also, delay in transfer from the district hospital was common. Cases of abortion complications were often not managed on time because of the delay in reporting to hospital or misleading information. Suboptimal care was identified in 77% of the cases reaching health care. Inadequate treatment was identified by the district health staff in 61% and by the referral centres in 12% of their cases. Wrong decision at the district level and lack of equipment at the referral centre were the main reasons for inadequate care. It is concluded that although community education on danger signs in pregnancy and labour is important, provision of the core resources and supplies for emergency obstetric interventions, as well as clear protocols for management and referral, are absolutely necessary for improvement of maternal survival. (+info)
Safety of air medical transportation after tissue plasminogen activator administration in acute ischemic stroke. (2/381)BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: We sought to determine the safety of air medical transport (AMT) of patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS) immediately after or during administration of tissue plasminogen activator (tPA). Patients with AIS treated with tPA in nonuniversity hospitals frequently need transfer to tertiary care centers that can provide specialized care. AMT is a widely available mode of transport that is crucial in providing expedient and quality health care to critically ill patients while assuring high level of care during transportation. The safety of AMT of patients with AIS after or during administration of tPA has not been examined. METHODS: We performed retrospective chart review of 24 patients with AIS who were treated with intravenous tPA and transferred by helicopter to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania or the University of Cincinnati Hospital. The charts were reviewed for neurological complications, systemic complications, and adherence to the National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) protocol for AIS management. RESULTS: No major neurological or systemic complications occurred. Four patients had hypertension warranting treatment, 3 patients experienced motion sickness, 1 patient developed a transient confusional state, and 1 patient experienced minor systemic bleeding. Four NINDS protocol violations occurred, all related to blood pressure management. CONCLUSIONS: In this small series, AMT of AIS patients after thrombolysis was not associated with any major neurological or systemic complications. Flight crew education on the NINDS AIS protocol is essential in limiting the number of protocol violations. AMT of patients with AIS provides fast and safe access to tertiary centers that can provide state of the art stroke therapy. (+info)
A single-center 8-year experience with percutaneous dilational tracheostomy. (3/381)OBJECTIVE: To determine surgical, postoperative, and postdischarge complications associated with percutaneous dilational tracheostomy (PDT) in an 8-year experience at the University of Kentucky. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA: There are known risks associated with the transport of critically ill patients to the operating room for elective tracheostomy, and less-than-optimal conditions may interfere with open bedside tracheostomy. PDT has been introduced as an alternative to open tracheostomy. Despite information supporting its safety and utility, the technique has been criticized because advocates had not provided sufficient information regarding complications. METHODS: A prospective database was initiated on all patients who underwent PDT between September 1990 and May 1998. The database provided indication, procedure time, duration of intubation before PDT, and intraoperative and postoperative complications. Retrospective review of medical records and phone interviews provided long-term follow-up information. RESULTS: In the 8-year period, 827 PDTs were performed in 824 patients. Two patients were excluded because PDT could not be completed for technical reasons. There were 519 male and 305 female patients. Mean age was 56 years. Prolonged mechanical ventilatory support was the most common indication. Mean procedure time was 15 minutes, and the average duration of intubation before PDT was 10 days. The intraoperative complication rate was 6%, with premature extubation the most common complication. The procedure-related death rate was 0.6%. Postoperative complications were found in 5%, with bleeding the most common. With a mean follow-up of greater than 1 year, the tracheal stenosis rate was 1.6%. CONCLUSIONS: On the basis of this large, single-center study, the authors conclude that when performed by experienced surgeons, PDT is a safe and effective alternative to open surgical tracheostomy for intubated patients who require elective tracheostomy. (+info)
Pediatric emergency preparedness in the office. (4/381)Pediatric office emergencies occur more commonly than is usually perceived by family physicians, and most offices are not optimally prepared to deal with these situations. Obtaining specific training in pediatric emergencies and performing mock "codes" to check office readiness can improve the proper handling of pediatric emergencies. Common airway emergencies include foreign-body aspiration and croup. Cool mist, racemic epinephrine nebulization and dexamethasone are typical treatment measures for croup. Asthma and bronchiolitis are common causes of respiratory distress. Hypovolemic shock is the most common cause of circulatory failure in children. Intraosseous access is a simple and underutilized route for vascular access in a critically ill child. Status epilepticus is the most common neurologic emergency. Avoidance of iatrogenic respiratory depression and hypotension can be optimized by taking an algorithmic approach to the use of anticonvulsant medications. Transport of patients after initial stabilization of an emergency should always be done in a manner that provides adequate safety and monitoring. (+info)
What does it cost the patient to see the doctor? (5/381)Against a background of increasing demands on limited resources, there will be an emphasis on undertaking studies that relate benefits of an intervention to the costs that are incurred in their production. Patient costs are an important, but often overlooked, part of an economic exercise and include transport costs, loss of employment, and loss of leisure time. This paper highlights the theoretical difficulties inherent in deriving patient costs and suggests a pragmatic framework to derive unit costs in these areas. We demonstrate that these costs are not inconsiderable when compared with the cost of a general practitioner consultation. (+info)
Effects of ambulance transport in critically ill patients. (6/381)Two groups of critically ill patients were transferred by ambulance from other hospitals to a central intensive therapy unit. The effect of transport was reviewed retrospectively in 46 patients and prospectively in 20 patients. Of the 46 patients reviewed retrospectively six became hypotensive, six became hypertensive, and seven developed delayed hypotension. One patient developed fits and six out of 13 patients had a rise in arterial PCO-2 of 1-6-4-1 kPa (12-31 mm Hg). Of the 20 patients reviewed prospectively, one patient became hypertensive due to overtransfusion, one had a fit, but none became hypotensive. Three out of four cases of delayed hypotension were related to starting intermittent positive pressure ventilation. Arterial PCO-2 fell in one patient and arterial PCO-2 rose in two, each change being related to changed oxygen therapy or narcotics. There were no changes in other cardiovascular or respiratory indices, body temperature, or urine production. Earlier transfer, resuscitation before transfer, continuing medical care during the journey, and hence a slower smoother journey seemed to be important factors in the management of these patients. Our findings, may have important implications in the future regional organization of the care of critically ill patients. (+info)
Movement of criticall ill patients within hospital. (7/381)Critically ill patients were observed during routine movement inside the hospital to and from the intensive therapy unit. One patient a month suffered major cardiorespiratory collapse or death as a direct result of movement. Renewed bleeding of a pelvic fracture, cardiac arrhythmia, cardiac embarrassment due to a haemothorax, and cardiovascular decompensation were seen. It was difficult to continue treatment during movement, especially maintaining an airway or providing adequate intermittent positive pressure ventilation. Seventy postoperative patients suffered few ill effects on being moved. Greater awareness of the dangers of moving critically ill patients within hospital is needed. Thorough preparation for the move and adequate maintenance of treatment during movement requires the skill of experienced medical staff. (+info)
Heart transplantation in children in foreign countries with reference to medical, transportation, and financial issues. (8/381)Heart transplantation is increasingly becoming accepted worldwide as therapy for end-stage heart failure not only in adult patients but also in pediatric practice. The new law in Japan for organ transplantation from brain-dead patients was established on 16 October 1998, but there is no definite law or protocol for brain death in children under the age of 6 years and children less than 15 years of age cannot become donors. These facts make organ transplantation from the cadavers of neonates, infants and young children almost impossible in Japan, even though there are children who need heart or heart-lung transplantation. The present authors have to date transferred 8 patients to the USA or Germany for heart transplantation: 4 successfully underwent heart transplantation, but 4 died during the waiting period overseas. There are many things to consider; not only the medical problems involved in transportation, but also the financial issues when transferring patients to other countries. This report details the experience with the 8 cases that were transferred overseas for heart transplantation, and highlights the problems that need to be considered. (+info)
In the medical field, "bicycling" typically refers to the physical activity of riding a bicycle. Bicycling is a form of aerobic exercise that can provide numerous health benefits, including improved cardiovascular health, increased muscle strength and endurance, weight loss, and reduced risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes, obesity, and some types of cancer. Bicycling can be performed at various intensities and durations, depending on an individual's fitness level and goals. It can be done outdoors on roads or trails, or indoors on stationary bikes. Bicycling can also be modified to accommodate different abilities and physical limitations, such as using a recumbent bike or hand-cranked bike. In some cases, medical professionals may recommend bicycling as part of a treatment plan for certain conditions, such as rehabilitation after an injury or surgery, or as part of a weight loss program. However, it is important to consult with a healthcare provider before starting any new exercise program, especially if you have any underlying health conditions or concerns.
Air ambulances are specialized medical transport vehicles that are equipped with advanced medical equipment and staffed by highly trained medical professionals. They are designed to provide critical care to patients who require urgent medical attention and transportation to a hospital or medical facility. Air ambulances are typically used in emergency situations where ground transportation is not feasible or timely, such as in remote or rural areas, during natural disasters, or for patients who require specialized medical care that can only be provided at a specific hospital or medical center. Air ambulances are equipped with advanced medical equipment such as ventilators, defibrillators, and intravenous pumps, as well as specialized medical personnel such as paramedics, nurses, and doctors. They are capable of providing a wide range of medical services, including emergency medical procedures, pain management, and life support. Overall, air ambulances play a critical role in providing timely and effective medical care to patients in emergency situations, and are an essential part of the medical transport system.
In the medical field, the term "confined spaces" typically refers to small, enclosed areas that can be hazardous to human health and safety. These spaces can be found in a variety of settings, including industrial workplaces, construction sites, and even in some medical facilities. Confined spaces can pose a number of risks to workers and patients, including asphyxiation, exposure to toxic gases or chemicals, and the risk of injury from falls or other accidents. In order to protect workers and patients from these risks, it is important to follow proper safety protocols and guidelines when working in confined spaces. Some examples of confined spaces in the medical field might include operating rooms, isolation rooms, and some types of medical equipment such as MRI machines or hyperbaric chambers. In these settings, it is important to have proper ventilation, lighting, and other safety measures in place to ensure the safety of all individuals involved.
In the medical field, animal welfare refers to the provision of appropriate care and treatment to animals to ensure their physical and mental well-being. This includes ensuring that animals are provided with adequate nutrition, shelter, and medical care, as well as being treated with respect and compassion. Animal welfare is an important consideration in veterinary medicine, as veterinarians are responsible for the health and well-being of animals. In addition, animal welfare is also important in research, where animals are often used as test subjects. In these cases, it is important to ensure that animals are treated humanely and that their welfare is protected. Overall, animal welfare is a fundamental principle in the medical field, and it is important to ensure that animals are treated with the care and respect they deserve.
In the medical field, "automobile driving" typically refers to the ability of an individual to safely operate a motor vehicle on public roads. This can be an important consideration for medical professionals when evaluating a patient's overall health and fitness to drive, particularly in cases where the patient has a medical condition that may affect their ability to safely operate a vehicle. For example, a patient with a history of seizures or a neurological disorder may need to undergo a driving evaluation to determine whether they are safe to drive. Similarly, a patient with a chronic medical condition such as diabetes or heart disease may need to have their driving abilities evaluated to ensure that they are able to respond quickly and effectively in the event of an emergency while driving. Overall, the ability to safely operate a motor vehicle is an important aspect of an individual's overall health and well-being, and medical professionals may need to consider this when evaluating a patient's overall health and fitness to drive.
I'm sorry, but I don't believe there is a direct application of the term "city planning" in the medical field. City planning typically refers to the process of designing and managing the built environment of a city, including its streets, buildings, public spaces, and infrastructure. However, there may be some indirect connections between city planning and the medical field. For example, urban planning can impact public health by influencing factors such as access to healthy food options, physical activity opportunities, and air and water quality. Additionally, medical professionals may work with city planners to identify and address health-related issues in urban areas, such as the spread of infectious diseases or the impact of environmental hazards on public health.
In the medical field, the term "aircraft" typically refers to any type of vehicle that is designed to fly through the air, such as airplanes, helicopters, and drones. These vehicles are often used in medical emergencies to transport patients quickly and safely to a medical facility, or to provide medical care and treatment to patients in remote or hard-to-reach areas. In some cases, aircraft may also be used to transport medical supplies and equipment to areas where they are needed.
In the medical field, "Accidents, Traffic" typically refers to injuries or illnesses that result from being involved in a motor vehicle accident. These injuries can range from minor cuts and bruises to more serious injuries such as broken bones, head trauma, and spinal cord injuries. Traffic accidents can also result in fatalities, which are considered a type of sudden unexpected death (SUD). Medical professionals who treat patients injured in traffic accidents may include emergency room doctors, trauma surgeons, orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, and rehabilitation specialists. In addition to providing medical treatment, these professionals may also work with insurance companies, legal representatives, and other stakeholders to ensure that patients receive the appropriate care and compensation for their injuries. Preventing traffic accidents is also an important aspect of medical practice, as it can help reduce the number of injuries and fatalities on the road. This may involve educating the public about safe driving practices, advocating for safer road designs and infrastructure, and promoting the use of seat belts and other safety devices.
Ambulances are vehicles specifically designed and equipped to transport patients to and from medical facilities, such as hospitals, clinics, or urgent care centers. They are staffed by trained medical professionals, such as emergency medical technicians (EMTs) or paramedics, who are responsible for providing medical care to patients during transport. Ambulances are typically equipped with medical equipment and supplies, such as oxygen tanks, defibrillators, intravenous (IV) pumps, and medication carts, to provide basic medical care to patients. They may also have specialized equipment, such as stretchers or backboards, to help move patients who are unable to walk or who require additional support during transport. In addition to transporting patients to medical facilities, ambulances may also be used to provide emergency medical care at the scene of an accident or other medical emergency. This can include administering first aid, performing CPR, or providing other life-saving interventions until the patient can be transported to a medical facility for further treatment.
In the medical field, "Architectural Accessibility" refers to the design and construction of buildings and facilities that are accessible to people with disabilities, including those with mobility impairments, visual impairments, hearing impairments, and cognitive impairments. This includes features such as ramps, elevators, wide doorways, accessible restrooms, and braille signage. The goal of architectural accessibility is to ensure that people with disabilities have equal access to medical facilities and can safely and easily navigate through them. This is important for ensuring that everyone has access to medical care and can receive the treatment they need, regardless of their physical abilities.
In the medical field, "aviation" typically refers to the medical care and support provided to individuals involved in aviation activities, such as pilots, air traffic controllers, and passengers. This can include pre-flight medical evaluations, in-flight medical care, and post-flight medical follow-up. Aviation medicine is a specialized field that focuses on the medical aspects of aviation, including the effects of altitude, cabin pressure, and other environmental factors on the human body. It also involves the development of medical protocols and procedures to ensure the safety and well-being of individuals involved in aviation activities. Some of the medical issues that may arise in the aviation context include hypoxia (a lack of oxygen in the body), decompression sickness (a condition caused by a rapid decrease in cabin pressure), and other altitude-related illnesses. Aviation medicine also involves the management of medical emergencies that may occur during flight, such as heart attacks, strokes, and other medical emergencies. Overall, the goal of aviation medicine is to ensure that individuals involved in aviation activities are healthy and able to perform their duties safely and effectively. This involves a combination of medical knowledge, expertise, and specialized equipment and procedures.
Capillary fragility is a condition in which the walls of small blood vessels, or capillaries, become weak and prone to rupture. This can lead to easy bruising, nosebleeds, and other bleeding disorders. Capillary fragility can be caused by a variety of factors, including vitamin deficiencies, certain medications, and certain medical conditions such as diabetes, kidney disease, and connective tissue disorders. Treatment for capillary fragility typically involves addressing the underlying cause and may include dietary changes, vitamin supplements, and medications to help strengthen the blood vessels.
In the medical field, the term "automobiles" is not commonly used. However, the term "automotive" is sometimes used to refer to vehicles or equipment used in the transportation of patients, such as ambulances or stretchers. In general, the medical field focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases and injuries, as well as the promotion of overall health and wellness. The use of automobiles in the medical field is primarily related to the transportation of patients to and from medical facilities, as well as the transportation of medical equipment and supplies.
Clonixin is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is used to relieve pain and reduce inflammation. It is also known by its brand name, Rimadyl. Clonixin is available in both oral and injectable forms and is commonly used to treat pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and other inflammatory conditions in dogs and cats. It works by inhibiting the production of prostaglandins, which are chemicals that cause inflammation and pain. Clonixin can cause side effects such as gastrointestinal upset, kidney damage, and increased risk of bleeding, so it should only be used under the guidance of a veterinarian.
In the medical field, "Accidents, Aviation" typically refers to injuries or fatalities that occur as a result of aviation accidents. These accidents can involve commercial airplanes, private planes, helicopters, or other types of aircraft. The medical response to aviation accidents may involve a variety of healthcare professionals, including emergency medical technicians (EMTs), paramedics, nurses, and doctors. They may provide on-site medical care to injured passengers and crew members, and may also transport them to nearby hospitals for further treatment. The types of injuries that may occur in aviation accidents can vary widely, depending on the severity of the accident and the location of the injury. Some common injuries include broken bones, head injuries, internal bleeding, and traumatic brain injury. In some cases, passengers and crew members may also suffer from psychological trauma as a result of the accident. Overall, the medical response to aviation accidents is an important part of ensuring the safety and well-being of those involved, and requires a coordinated effort between healthcare professionals and aviation authorities.
I'm sorry, but "Animal Husbandry" is not typically used in the medical field. Animal husbandry refers to the management and care of domesticated animals, such as cows, sheep, pigs, and chickens, for the purpose of producing food, fiber, or other products. It involves breeding, feeding, housing, and caring for animals to ensure their health and productivity. In the medical field, the term "animal models" is used to refer to animals that are used in research to study human diseases and develop new treatments. These animals are carefully selected and bred to have specific characteristics that make them useful for research purposes. Animal models are used to test the safety and efficacy of new drugs and treatments before they are tested on humans.
In the medical field, the term "fossil fuels" is not commonly used. However, it is worth noting that the burning of fossil fuels, such as coal, oil, and natural gas, is a major source of air pollution, which can have negative health effects on humans. Exposure to air pollution has been linked to a variety of health problems, including respiratory diseases, heart disease, and cancer. Therefore, reducing the use of fossil fuels and transitioning to cleaner sources of energy is an important public health concern.
Anatomy, Cross-Sectional refers to the study of the internal structures of the body using imaging techniques such as computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and ultrasound. These techniques allow doctors and medical professionals to visualize the internal organs, tissues, and bones of the body in a cross-sectional view, providing a detailed image of the anatomy from a specific angle or plane. Cross-sectional anatomy is often used in medical imaging to diagnose and treat a variety of conditions, including tumors, injuries, and diseases of the organs and tissues. It can also be used to guide surgical procedures and to plan radiation therapy treatments. Overall, cross-sectional anatomy is an important tool in the medical field, allowing doctors and medical professionals to better understand the structure and function of the human body and to make more accurate diagnoses and treatment plans.
Biofuels are not typically used in the medical field. Biofuels are typically derived from organic matter, such as crops or waste, and are used as a source of energy, often as a substitute for fossil fuels. They are commonly used as a fuel for vehicles, power plants, and other industrial applications. In the medical field, energy sources are typically used to power medical equipment and facilities, but they are not typically referred to as biofuels.
In the medical field, "wounds and injuries" refer to any type of damage or harm that is inflicted on the body, typically as a result of an external force or trauma. This can include cuts, scrapes, bruises, burns, fractures, and other types of physical trauma. Wounds can be classified based on their depth and severity. Superficial wounds only penetrate the outer layer of skin (epidermis) and are typically easy to treat. Deeper wounds, such as lacerations or punctures, can penetrate the dermis or subcutaneous tissue and may require more extensive medical attention. Injuries can also be classified based on their cause. For example, a fall may result in both a wound (such as a cut or bruise) and an injury (such as a broken bone or concussion). Injuries can be further classified based on their location, severity, and potential long-term effects. The treatment of wounds and injuries typically involves cleaning and dressing the affected area, administering pain medication if necessary, and monitoring for signs of infection or other complications. In some cases, more extensive medical treatment may be required, such as surgery or physical therapy.
In the medical field, the term "cities" typically refers to urban areas or densely populated regions that have a high concentration of people, buildings, and infrastructure. These areas can be characterized by a variety of factors, including high levels of pollution, traffic congestion, and social and economic inequality. In the context of public health, cities are often studied as they can have a significant impact on the health and well-being of their residents. For example, researchers may investigate the relationship between urbanization and the incidence of certain diseases, such as heart disease or respiratory illness, or they may study the impact of urban planning and design on physical activity levels and access to healthy food options. Overall, the term "cities" in the medical field is used to describe the complex and dynamic environments in which many people live and work, and to highlight the importance of considering the social, economic, and environmental factors that can influence health outcomes in urban areas.
I'm sorry, but "Abattoirs" is not typically used in the medical field. It is a term that refers to facilities where animals are slaughtered for food. In the medical field, the term "slaughterhouse" may be used to describe a similar type of facility, but it is not commonly used in this context. If you have a specific medical question or concern, I would be happy to try to help you. Please let me know how I can assist you.
Hydrocortisone is a synthetic glucocorticoid hormone that is used in the medical field to treat a variety of conditions. It is a potent anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive agent that can help reduce inflammation, swelling, and redness in the body. Hydrocortisone is also used to treat conditions such as allergies, asthma, eczema, and psoriasis, as well as to reduce the symptoms of adrenal insufficiency, a condition in which the body does not produce enough of the hormone cortisol. It is available in a variety of forms, including oral tablets, topical creams, and injections.
In the medical field, a Bottle-Nosed Dolphin is a type of cetacean, specifically a dolphin, that belongs to the family Delphinidae. These dolphins are known for their large size, long beak, and bulbous forehead, which gives them their distinctive appearance. They are also known for their intelligence and social behavior, and are often kept in captivity for display in aquariums and marine parks. In medical research, Bottle-Nosed Dolphins have been studied extensively for their cognitive abilities, communication skills, and social behavior. They have also been used in various medical treatments, such as therapy for people with disabilities, as well as in research on human health and well-being. Overall, the Bottle-Nosed Dolphin is an important species in the medical field, both for its scientific value and its potential therapeutic applications.
In the medical field, "Accidents, Occupational" refers to injuries or illnesses that occur as a result of work-related activities or exposure to hazards in the workplace. These accidents can be caused by a variety of factors, including exposure to hazardous chemicals, physical trauma from machinery or equipment, slips and falls, and repetitive motion injuries. Occupational accidents can range from minor injuries such as cuts and bruises to more serious injuries such as broken bones, spinal cord injuries, and traumatic brain injuries. In some cases, occupational accidents can also lead to long-term health problems or disabilities. Occupational accidents can have a significant impact on an individual's health and well-being, as well as on their ability to work and earn a living. As a result, it is important for employers to take steps to prevent occupational accidents and provide appropriate training and protective equipment to their employees.
In the medical field, "fuel oils" typically refers to a type of petroleum-based fuel that is used to generate heat or power in industrial or commercial settings. These fuels are typically used in boilers, furnaces, and other heating systems, as well as in power plants and other large-scale energy generation facilities. Fuel oils can be divided into several different categories based on their properties and intended use. For example, there are distillate fuels, such as diesel and heating oil, which are lighter and more volatile than heavier fuel oils like bunker fuel and residual fuel oil. These different types of fuel oils have different combustion characteristics and may be used in different types of equipment or applications. In some cases, exposure to fuel oils can be a health hazard for workers in industrial or commercial settings. For example, workers who handle or transport fuel oils may be at risk of skin irritation, respiratory problems, or other health issues related to exposure to the chemicals in these fuels. In addition, fuel oils can be a source of air pollution if they are not burned efficiently or if they are released into the environment through leaks or spills.
Benzocaine is a local anesthetic medication that is commonly used to numb the skin and reduce pain. It is a white, crystalline powder that is soluble in water and alcohol. In the medical field, benzocaine is used to numb the skin before procedures such as injections, vaccinations, and minor surgeries. It is also used to relieve pain from minor cuts, burns, and insect bites. Benzocaine works by blocking the transmission of pain signals from the nerves to the brain. It is available in various forms, including creams, gels, ointments, and sprays. However, it should be used with caution, as it can cause side effects such as skin irritation, redness, and itching. In some cases, it can also cause more serious side effects such as allergic reactions, seizures, and even death. Therefore, it is important to use benzocaine only under the guidance of a healthcare professional.
Calcium sulfate is a chemical compound that is commonly used in the medical field. It is also known as calcium sulfate dihydrate or gypsum. Calcium sulfate is a white, odorless, and crystalline powder that is insoluble in water. It is used in a variety of medical applications, including: 1. Radiopaque contrast agent: Calcium sulfate is used as a radiopaque contrast agent in X-ray imaging to help visualize bones and other structures in the body. 2. Hemostatic agent: Calcium sulfate is used as a hemostatic agent to stop bleeding in wounds and surgical procedures. 3. Dental applications: Calcium sulfate is used in dental applications, such as in the production of dental cements and as a desensitizing agent for toothpaste. 4. Pharmaceutical applications: Calcium sulfate is used in the production of various pharmaceuticals, including tablets, capsules, and injectables. 5. Wound healing: Calcium sulfate is used in wound healing to promote the formation of new tissue and to help prevent infection. Calcium sulfate is generally considered safe for medical use, but it can cause allergic reactions in some people. It is important to follow the instructions for use and to consult with a healthcare provider before using calcium sulfate for any medical purpose.
Occupational injuries refer to injuries or illnesses that occur as a result of a person's work or job-related activities. These injuries can be physical, such as cuts, burns, or fractures, or they can be mental or emotional, such as stress or anxiety related to the job. Occupational injuries can occur in any industry or occupation, and they can range from minor to severe. In the medical field, occupational injuries may include injuries sustained by healthcare workers, such as needlestick injuries or exposure to infectious diseases, as well as injuries sustained by workers in other industries, such as construction or manufacturing.
In the medical field, "Canada" typically refers to the country located in North America, bordered by the United States to the south and the Arctic Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, and Pacific Ocean to the north, east, and west, respectively. Canada is the second-largest country in the world by land area and has a diverse population of over 38 million people. In the context of healthcare, Canada has a publicly funded healthcare system known as Medicare, which provides universal coverage for medically necessary hospital and physician services to all Canadian citizens and permanent residents. However, there are also private healthcare options available in Canada, and some Canadians may choose to seek medical treatment outside of the country. Canada is also home to a number of world-renowned medical research institutions and universities, including the University of Toronto, McGill University, and the University of British Columbia, which conduct cutting-edge research in fields such as genetics, immunology, and neuroscience.
Cross-sectional studies are a type of observational research design used in the medical field to examine the prevalence or distribution of a particular health outcome or risk factor in a population at a specific point in time. In a cross-sectional study, data is collected from a sample of individuals who are all measured at the same time, rather than following them over time. Cross-sectional studies are useful for identifying associations between health outcomes and risk factors, but they cannot establish causality. For example, a cross-sectional study may find that people who smoke are more likely to have lung cancer than non-smokers, but it cannot determine whether smoking causes lung cancer or if people with lung cancer are more likely to smoke. Cross-sectional studies are often used in public health research to estimate the prevalence of diseases or conditions in a population, to identify risk factors for certain health outcomes, and to compare the health status of different groups of people. They can also be used to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions or to identify potential risk factors for disease outbreaks.
In the medical field, Belgium refers to the country located in Western Europe. It is known for its high-quality healthcare system, which is publicly funded and provides universal coverage to all residents. Belgium has a strong emphasis on preventive medicine and has made significant strides in areas such as cancer research and treatment, organ transplantation, and mental health care. The country is also home to several major medical research institutions and universities, including the Université Libre de Bruxelles and the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.
Globulins are a type of protein found in the blood plasma. They are large, complex proteins that are responsible for a variety of functions in the body, including transporting hormones, vitamins, and other substances, as well as fighting infections and diseases. There are several different types of globulins, including albumin, alpha-1 globulin, alpha-2 globulin, beta-1 globulin, beta-2 globulin, and gamma globulin. Each type of globulin has a specific function and is produced by different cells in the body. In the medical field, globulins are often measured as part of a complete blood count (CBC) to assess overall health and identify potential problems. Abnormal levels of globulins can be a sign of various medical conditions, including liver disease, kidney disease, infections, and certain types of cancer.
In the medical field, "Vehicle Emissions" generally refers to the harmful gases and particles that are released into the air by vehicles, such as cars, trucks, buses, and motorcycles. These emissions can include carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, particulate matter, and volatile organic compounds, among other pollutants. Exposure to vehicle emissions can have negative health effects on humans, particularly those with pre-existing respiratory or cardiovascular conditions. Long-term exposure to high levels of vehicle emissions can increase the risk of developing respiratory diseases such as asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema, as well as cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks and strokes. In addition to the health effects on humans, vehicle emissions also contribute to air pollution, which can have negative impacts on the environment and climate. For example, air pollution can contribute to the formation of smog, which can reduce visibility and harm crops and other vegetation. It can also contribute to the formation of ground-level ozone, which can harm human health and damage crops and other vegetation.
In the medical field, "California" typically refers to the state of California in the United States, which is known for its diverse population, large number of healthcare facilities, and cutting-edge medical research and technology. California is home to some of the top medical schools and research institutions in the country, and is a major center for medical innovation and development. Medical professionals and researchers in California are often at the forefront of new medical discoveries and treatments, and the state is known for its high standards of medical care and attention to patient needs.
In the medical field, agriculture refers to the practice of cultivating crops and raising livestock for food, fiber, and other products. It encompasses a wide range of activities, including planting, harvesting, and processing crops, as well as breeding and caring for animals. Agricultural practices can have significant impacts on human health, both positive and negative. On the positive side, agriculture provides essential nutrients and calories for human consumption, and can also contribute to the development of new medicines and medical technologies. However, agricultural practices can also have negative impacts on human health, such as the exposure to pesticides and other chemicals, the risk of foodborne illness, and the development of zoonotic diseases (diseases that can be transmitted from animals to humans). In the medical field, understanding the relationship between agriculture and human health is important for developing effective strategies to promote healthy diets, prevent foodborne illness, and address the health impacts of agricultural practices. This may involve working with farmers and agricultural organizations to promote sustainable and healthy farming practices, as well as developing new medical technologies and treatments to address the health impacts of agricultural practices.
In the medical field, the concept of conservation of energy resources refers to the practice of using energy efficiently and minimizing waste in order to reduce the environmental impact of medical facilities and practices. This can include measures such as using energy-efficient equipment and appliances, implementing energy-saving practices in operations and procedures, and reducing the use of single-use medical supplies and equipment. The goal of conservation of energy resources in the medical field is to reduce the carbon footprint of healthcare facilities and practices, while also reducing costs and improving patient care.
Sodium hypochlorite is a chemical compound with the formula NaOCl. It is a strong oxidizing agent and is commonly used as a disinfectant and bleach. In the medical field, sodium hypochlorite is used as a disinfectant to clean and sterilize medical equipment, instruments, and surfaces. It is also used as a topical antiseptic to treat minor cuts, wounds, and burns. Sodium hypochlorite is available in various concentrations and is typically mixed with water to form a solution for use. It is important to handle sodium hypochlorite with care, as it can be harmful if ingested or inhaled in large quantities.
In the medical field, "Animals, Laboratory" refers to the use of animals in scientific research and experimentation. Laboratory animals are typically used to study the effects of drugs, chemicals, and other substances on living organisms, as well as to test new medical treatments and technologies. The use of laboratory animals in medical research is regulated by various laws and guidelines, including the Animal Welfare Act in the United States and the 3Rs principle (replacement, reduction, and refinement) in many countries. These regulations aim to ensure that animals are treated humanely and that the use of animals in research is justified and necessary. Common laboratory animals used in medical research include mice, rats, rabbits, guinea pigs, and non-human primates. The choice of animal species depends on the specific research question and the desired outcome.
In the medical field, "Alabama" typically refers to the state of Alabama in the United States. It is not commonly used as a medical term or diagnosis. However, there may be specific medical conditions or diseases that are more prevalent or unique to the state of Alabama, and medical professionals may use this information to inform their diagnosis and treatment plans for patients living in or visiting the state. Additionally, medical facilities and healthcare providers may be located in Alabama, and medical research may be conducted in the state.
In the medical field, an accident refers to an unexpected and unintended event that results in harm or injury to a person. Accidents can occur in a variety of settings, including at home, at work, or on the road, and can be caused by a variety of factors, such as human error, equipment failure, or environmental hazards. Medical accidents can take many forms, including surgical errors, medication errors, diagnostic errors, and adverse reactions to medical treatments. These accidents can result in a range of injuries, from minor cuts and bruises to more serious injuries such as broken bones, organ damage, or even death. In the medical field, accidents are typically considered preventable, and efforts are made to identify and address the underlying causes of accidents in order to prevent them from occurring in the future. This may involve implementing new safety protocols, providing additional training to medical staff, or improving the design of medical equipment and facilities.
Dental alloys are a type of metal or metal mixture used in dentistry to create dental restorations such as fillings, crowns, bridges, and implants. These alloys are typically composed of a combination of metals, including gold, silver, copper, tin, and zinc, and are designed to have specific properties that make them suitable for use in the mouth. Dental alloys are chosen based on their strength, durability, biocompatibility, and aesthetic properties. For example, gold alloys are strong and durable, making them ideal for use in the back teeth, while porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) crowns are often used in the front teeth because they can be matched to the color of the natural teeth. It is important to note that dental alloys can contain trace amounts of potentially harmful elements, such as mercury and nickel, which can cause allergic reactions in some people. As a result, dental professionals are required to follow strict guidelines for handling and disposing of dental alloys to minimize the risk of exposure to these elements.
In the medical field, "Goat Diseases" refers to a wide range of illnesses and conditions that can affect goats. These diseases can be caused by various factors, including bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites, and environmental factors. Some common goat diseases include: 1. Caprine arthritis encephalitis virus (CAEV): A viral disease that affects the central nervous system and joints of goats. 2. Q fever: A bacterial disease that can cause fever, pneumonia, and other respiratory symptoms in goats. 3. Johne's disease: A bacterial disease that affects the digestive system of goats and can cause diarrhea, weight loss, and other symptoms. 4. Coccidiosis: A parasitic disease that affects the digestive system of goats and can cause diarrhea, weight loss, and other symptoms. 5. Mycoplasma agalactiae: A bacterial disease that can cause mastitis (inflammation of the mammary glands) in goats. 6. Scrapie: A fatal neurodegenerative disease that affects the central nervous system of goats. 7. Bluetongue: A viral disease that affects the mouth and tongue of goats and can cause fever, swelling, and other symptoms. 8. Foot-and-mouth disease: A viral disease that affects the mouth and feet of goats and can cause fever, blisters, and other symptoms. 9. Anthrax: A bacterial disease that can cause fever, skin ulcers, and other symptoms in goats. 10. Rift Valley fever: A viral disease that can cause fever, muscle pain, and other symptoms in goats. These are just a few examples of the many goat diseases that can affect goats. It is important for goat owners to be aware of the common diseases in their area and to take steps to prevent and treat them.
In the medical field, costs and cost analysis refer to the process of determining the expenses associated with providing healthcare services. This includes the costs of medical equipment, supplies, personnel, facilities, and other resources required to provide medical care. Cost analysis involves examining the costs associated with different aspects of healthcare delivery, such as patient care, administrative tasks, and research and development. This information can be used to identify areas where costs can be reduced or optimized, and to make informed decisions about resource allocation and pricing. Cost analysis is important in the medical field because it helps healthcare providers and administrators to understand the financial implications of providing care, and to make decisions that are both effective and efficient. By analyzing costs, healthcare providers can identify opportunities to improve the quality of care while reducing expenses, which can ultimately benefit patients and the healthcare system as a whole.
In the medical field, the term "cattle" refers to large domesticated animals that are raised for their meat, milk, or other products. Cattle are a common source of food and are also used for labor in agriculture, such as plowing fields or pulling carts. In veterinary medicine, cattle are often referred to as "livestock" and may be treated for a variety of medical conditions, including diseases, injuries, and parasites. Some common medical issues that may affect cattle include respiratory infections, digestive problems, and musculoskeletal disorders. Cattle may also be used in medical research, particularly in the fields of genetics and agriculture. For example, scientists may study the genetics of cattle to develop new breeds with desirable traits, such as increased milk production or resistance to disease.
In the medical field, biomass refers to the total mass of living organisms in a particular area or ecosystem. This can include plants, animals, and microorganisms, and is often used as a measure of the health and productivity of an ecosystem. Biomass can also be used to refer to the energy that can be derived from living organisms, such as through the burning of wood or the fermentation of plant materials to produce biofuels. In this context, biomass is often seen as a renewable energy source, as it can be replenished through natural processes such as photosynthesis.
Stainless steel is a type of steel that is resistant to corrosion and rust due to the presence of chromium in its composition. In the medical field, stainless steel is commonly used in the manufacturing of medical devices and implants due to its durability, biocompatibility, and resistance to corrosion. Stainless steel is used in a variety of medical applications, including surgical instruments, dental equipment, orthopedic implants, and cardiovascular devices. It is also used in the construction of medical facilities, such as hospital beds, surgical tables, and examination tables. One of the key benefits of using stainless steel in the medical field is its biocompatibility. Stainless steel is generally considered to be non-toxic and non-reactive with human tissue, making it a safe material for use in medical devices and implants. Additionally, stainless steel is easy to clean and sterilize, which is important in preventing the spread of infection in healthcare settings. Overall, stainless steel is a versatile and reliable material that is widely used in the medical field due to its durability, biocompatibility, and resistance to corrosion.
In the medical field, "air movements" typically refers to the process of breathing, which involves the movement of air in and out of the lungs. This process is essential for the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide, which are necessary for the body's metabolic processes. Air movements are controlled by the respiratory system, which includes the lungs, diaphragm, and muscles of the chest and abdomen. When we inhale, the diaphragm and intercostal muscles contract, causing the chest cavity to expand and air to flow into the lungs. When we exhale, the diaphragm and intercostal muscles relax, causing the chest cavity to contract and air to flow out of the lungs. In some medical contexts, "air movements" may also refer to the movement of air through the respiratory tract, including the nose, mouth, pharynx, larynx, trachea, bronchi, and bronchioles. This movement of air is important for the delivery of oxygen to the lungs and the removal of carbon dioxide from the body. Any obstruction or blockage in the respiratory tract can interfere with air movements and lead to breathing difficulties or other respiratory problems.
Blood specimen collection is the process of obtaining a sample of blood from a patient for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes. This can be done through various methods, such as venipuncture, capillary puncture, or arterial puncture, depending on the type of test or treatment required. During a venipuncture, a healthcare professional will use a needle to puncture a vein in the patient's arm and draw out a sample of blood. Capillary puncture involves pricking the skin with a lancet to obtain a small amount of blood, which is typically used for glucose testing or blood gas analysis. Arterial puncture is a more invasive procedure that involves puncturing an artery to obtain a sample of blood for specific tests, such as coagulation studies. Blood specimen collection is an essential part of medical diagnosis and treatment, as it allows healthcare professionals to analyze the patient's blood for various indicators of health, such as blood cell counts, glucose levels, and cholesterol levels. It is important that blood specimen collection is performed by trained healthcare professionals using proper techniques to ensure the accuracy and safety of the results.
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- If available, pre- plans should be reviewed to assist with locating proper vehicle staging locations, evacuation routes, and patient treatment centers. (cdc.gov)
- The health centers make a call to the facilities where the patients are being referred to allow for prior preparation for their arrival. (who.int)
- 1 Research evidence and operational performance figures point to a situation for the ambulance service of rising demand, 2, 3 difficulties in meeting response time targets for patients with life threatening conditions, and a mismatch between the service provided and the needs of some 999 callers with non-urgent conditions. (bmj.com)
- St John would like to confirm that ambulance officers continue to resuscitate patients in cardiac arrest and there has been no directive that CPR should not be done on patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19. (stjohn.org.nz)
- Processes around emergency ambulance transportation of patients to hospital have been updated during the nation's response to COVID-19. (stjohn.org.nz)
- Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) has been proposed as a terminal disinfection method for ambulance patient compartments. (cdc.gov)
- The objectives of this study were to investigate the efficacy of a UVGI system in an ambulance patient compartment and to examine the impact of UVGI fixture position and the UV reflectivity of interior surfaces on the time required for disinfection. (cdc.gov)
- A UVGI fixture was placed in the front, middle or back of an ambulance patient compartment, and the UV irradiance was measured at 49 locations. (cdc.gov)
- St John Ambulance Victoria now provides Non-Emergency Patient Transport (NEPT) services in Victoria. (wikipedia.org)
- Telehealth visits will provide our patients the care they need and want, as well as mitigate the spread of COVID-19 virus by letting patients see our doctors from the comfort and security of their own home. (orangeleader.com)
- Patients can access telehealth appointments with their physician or caregiver in two ways: using Microsoft Teams application or Apple FaceTime with an iPhone or iPad. (orangeleader.com)
- Patient telehealth appointments will be scheduled through their doctor's office, and any patient needing an appointment should call their doctor's office. (orangeleader.com)
- The primary example of this is cardiac arrest patients, which has led to fire trucks being equipped with defibrillators and the firefighters being trained advanced CPR and defibrillation. (wikipedia.org)
- We offer transportation for our patients to each of our clinics for all appointment types! (cbha.org)
- Don't miss out on your healthcare appointment over a transportation barrier! (cbha.org)
- When making your appointment, simply let us know that you will also be needing transportation and we will take care of the rest! (cbha.org)
- Transportation will be provided to and from your appointment, so all you need to worry about is being ready by the scheduled pick-up time. (cbha.org)
- Because of the similarities between patient navigation and transportation/appointment accompaniment, the researchers also compared PWH who received combined strategies to those who did not. (medscape.com)
- Whether you're traveling here for an appointment or to visit a patient, we have several maps to make it easier for you to find your way. (uchicagomedicine.org)
- Whether you are coming to UChicago Medicine for an appointment or to visit a patient, we are committed to being a resource you can count on. (uchicagomedicine.org)
- We described the national implementation of a "homeless medical home" initiative in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and correlated patient health outcomes with characteristics of high-performing sites. (cdc.gov)
- The visits uses video technology to expand access to care in response to the coronavirus COVID-19 and give patients peace of mind that they can receive the medical care they need without having to go to the doctor's office. (orangeleader.com)
- The coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in the Republic of Korea participants had contact with MERS-confirmed patients was confirmed in May 2015 after a traveller or their specimens during the outbreak and volunteered returned from the Middle East. (who.int)
- We offer transportation every day to all three clinics! (cbha.org)
- Expected or not, the influx of patients is straining clinics in Colorado, and there's no end in sight. (cpr.org)
- Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains alone has seen an 18 percent increase in patients across its clinics in Colorado, New Mexico and Nevada this year compared to last year. (cpr.org)
- For patients who prefer to see their doctor in person, Steward Medical Group clinics are open and continue to welcome patients for their appointments. (orangeleader.com)
- Elara Caring, one of the nation's largest providers of home-based care, is looking for compassionate volunteers willing to donate their time to provide exceptional end-of-life care to local hospice patients and their families. (volunteermatch.org)
- The Chicago metropolitan area has one of the nation's largest public transportation systems and it offers several convenient options to travel to UChicago Medicine. (uchicagomedicine.org)
- In addition, owing to the increased morbidity and mortality in patients with OSA and concurrent cardiovascular disease, researchers have focused on the association of cardiovascular disease and OSA. (medscape.com)
- You will have the opportunity to grow with our team as we work with cardiovascular patients including post-operative open and structural heart procedures and more! (collegerecruiter.com)
- Univariate analysis showed 13 out of 54 factors investigated were significantly associated with defaulting and, after stepwise logistic regression, 5 factors remained in the model: younger age (adjusted OR= 0.16), rural area of residence (OR = 12.9), long waiting times (OR = 5.81), poor physician-patient communication (OR = 3.06) and fear of information leakage (OR = 3.62). (who.int)
- Physical surroundings or conditions of a hospital or other health facility and influence of these factors on patients and staff. (bvsalud.org)
- We correlated site-specific health care performance data for the 3,543 homeless veterans enrolled in the program from October 2013 through March 2014, including those receiving ambulatory or acute health care services during the 6 months prior to enrollment in our study and 6 months post-enrollment with corresponding survey data on the Homeless Patient Aligned Care Team (H-PACT) program implementation. (cdc.gov)
- More than 96% of VHA patients enrolled in these programs were concurrently receiving VHA homeless services. (cdc.gov)
- Homeless people face multiple barriers to health care, including transportation, limited availability and fragmentation of health care services, difficulty scheduling and keeping appointments, perceived or actual stigma of homelessness, lack of trust, social isolation, and competing sustenance needs (13-15). (cdc.gov)
- The Patient Transportation Lead has responsibility for quality of services and operational management of the transportation team. (ahe.org)
- The following organizations provide transportation services to eligible persons (riders may need to complete application process in advance to determine eligibility). (frisbiehospital.com)
- Note: Transportation services listed below are for non emergency medical appointments. (frisbiehospital.com)
- To find out if your insurance provider offers transportation services, call the telephone number on the back of your insurance card to speak with a customer service representative. (frisbiehospital.com)
- The findings suggest that patient navigation services that often include helping with transportation to appointments or accompanying PWH to appointments may be more effective compared to interventions without the combination," explained Higa, "especially for communities with the largest challenges remaining in care. (medscape.com)
- They offer the rest of the services that Planned Parenthood offers - such as contraceptives, patient education and testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases. (cpr.org)
- CDC staff presented on the CDC/Health Resources and Services Administration webinar "Implementation of Antibiotic Stewardship Activities in Critical Access Hospitals," and provided remarks at the C. diff Foundation Patient and Family Symposium on C. diff prevention and antibiotic awareness on November 23. (cdc.gov)
- Many insurance providers offer transportation to medical appointments for its members. (frisbiehospital.com)
- Four years have passed since the volunteers of Hellenic Rescue Team, department of Cyclades started to help the patients' transportation in the island of Paros, due to understaffing of the local emergency aid center. (org.gr)
- Note that transportations undertaken by HRT of Cyclades are always made after receiving call from the Health Center or another state service or even relatives of the patient or the injured person himself and only when cannot covered from the emergency center. (org.gr)
- Six-month patterns of acute-care use pre-enrollment and post-enrollment for 3,543 consecutively enrolled patients showed a 19.0% reduction in emergency department use and a 34.7% reduction in hospitalizations. (cdc.gov)
- Using as much information as can be gleaned en route, emergency responders should relay their observations to a predesignated resource center (e.g., regional Poison Control Center, ATSDR) for information regarding definitive care procedures. (cdc.gov)
- Ambulances are frequently contaminated with infectious microorganisms shed by patients during transport that can be transferred to subsequent patients and emergency medical service workers. (cdc.gov)
- In addition, a number of non-emergency patient transport companies operate under the Non-Emergency Patient Transport Act 2003 and use conventional ambulances equipped with emergency lights and sirens, and sometimes attend emergency cases. (wikipedia.org)
- The ambulances are to facilitate the safe transportation of patients requiring emergency specialized care, including pregnant women. (who.int)
- Elara Caring leads patients through the post-acute care journey by providing the appropriate level of care, delivered wherever our patients call home. (volunteermatch.org)
- Antifungal prophylaxis with an oral triazole or parenteral echinocandin is recommended for patients who are at risk for profound, protracted neutropenia, such as most patients with acute myeloid leukemia/myelodysplastic syndromes or HSCT. (medscape.com)
- In July, out-of-state patients accounted for about 40 percent of all the abortions performed in Colorado - 425 patients traveled to Colorado for the procedure that month. (cpr.org)
- In 2019, for example, fewer than 1,000 out-of-state patients received abortion care in Colorado. (cpr.org)
- It is supported by the Patterson Transportation Endowment, established at Northwestern in 1979 and honoring the late William A. Patterson, president and chairman of United Airlines from 1934 until 1966. (northwestern.edu)
- or they may be for patients experiencing other routine ailments but do not want to travel to the office for fear of a potential exposure to the COVID-19 virus. (orangeleader.com)
- After every passenger, our drivers wipe down and disinfect the vehicle to safely transport each of our patients. (cbha.org)
- Because the overall time required to disinfect all of the interior surfaces is determined by the time required to disinfect the surfaces receiving the lowest irradiation levels, the patient compartment disinfection times for different UVGI configurations ranged from 16.5 hours to 59 minutes depending upon the UVGI fixture position and the interior surface reflectivity. (cdc.gov)
- Find resources to have an exceptional patient or visitor experience. (nyp.org)
- 1 The potential face-to-face interview, examined subjects' general char- of a single MERS-confirmed patient to result in such a acteristics, professional responsibilities, contact history, large MERS outbreak constitutes a serious global health symptoms after exposure and use of PPE. (who.int)
- UChicago Medicine offers a number of parking options for our patients, visitors, faculty and staff. (uchicagomedicine.org)
- We are looking for nurses who enjoy working in a collaborative team and are committed to patient-centered care and evidence-based practice. (collegerecruiter.com)
- A palliative care team may help patients and families explore their beliefs and values so they can move toward acceptance and peace. (medlineplus.gov)
- transportation of patients nearby - addresses and locations on map, reviews, ratings and photos. (nicelocal.gr)
- The company, comprised of 35,000 caregivers serving over 60,000 patients and their families daily, in 225 locations across 16 states, is focused on providing patients with the right care, at the right time, in the right place. (volunteermatch.org)
- Your Health video featuring Joan Lunden discusses her experience with breast cancer and encourages breast cancer patients to work with their doctors to find the right treatment plan. (cdc.gov)
- As expected, patients from states like Texas, Oklahoma and Missouri are traveling to Colorado to access abortion care. (cpr.org)
- Other challenges relate to personal barriers, such as competing priorities (eg, work or childcare), substance use, mental health disorders, transportation problems, or a lack of social support. (medscape.com)
- Patients and their families face stress during illness that can lead to fear, anxiety, hopelessness, or depression. (medlineplus.gov)
- We conducted an observational study of 33 VHA facilities with homeless medical homes and patient- aligned care teams that served more than 14,000 patients. (cdc.gov)
- In providing this information, UH desires to assist patients in talking with their practitioners about industry relationships and how those relationships may impact their medical care. (uhhospitals.org)
- Given the COVID-19 pandemic, Steward Medical Group is giving our patients an alternative to coming to the doctor's office to receive their care," said Dr. Michael Callum, president of Steward Medical Group. (orangeleader.com)
- In many parts of the Busoga region in Eastern Uganda which has an estimated population of 8.3million people, it was common for boda bodas (motorcycles) to be used in transporting patients with medical emergencies requiring specialized care. (who.int)
- Our goal is to streamline, digitize, and connect a complex industry," said Lior Ron, head of Uber Freight, who visited Evanston campus to give the 38th Annual William A. Patterson Transportation Lecture , on May 15. (northwestern.edu)
- The health care organization is closely monitoring COVID-19 and is following guidance from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and World Health Organization, and is working closely with local and state health departments in the care of patients. (orangeleader.com)
- As part of our support for patient care and comfort, friends and family of inpatients at hospital and health care facilities can send well wishes via email. (albertahealthservices.ca)
- The MICA units were typically staffed with one specially trained paramedic which included advanced life support (ALS), that were used in cases where extensive patient care was required in addition to a regular unit. (wikipedia.org)
- Joint guidelines for the use of antimicrobial agents for prophylaxis and treatment in neutropenic cancer patients have been issued by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA). (medscape.com)
- A free interactive clinical tool to guide you through pre-travel consultations with patients traveling abroad. (cdc.gov)
- When evaluating a patient with a probable travel-related illness, the clinician should consider the items summarized below. (cdc.gov)
- Occasionally, mesothelioma patients will travel to other states to meet with top mesothelioma doctors and thoracic surgeons across the country. (mesothelioma.com)
- patient, staying in the same space as a confirmed patient these included epidemiological investigations, isolation for over 5 minutes, contact with a patient's respiratory of suspected and confirmed cases, contact tracing and or digestive secretions and contact with specimens from home quarantine of contacts. (who.int)
- Contact within the same space was graded into four nel responded to the outbreak by conducting initial levels according to distance of contact and wearing of interviews with suspected cases, transporting patients PPE. (who.int)
- Parking and Public transportation available. (albertahealthservices.ca)
- The company's intimate understanding of its patients' needs allows it to apply proprietary platforms to deliver proactive, customized care that improves quality of life and keeps patients in their homes. (volunteermatch.org)
- another study showed that although only 7.9% of patients using EDs were homeless, those homeless persons accounted for 54.5% of all ED visits (9). (cdc.gov)