Clogged Breathing Tubes

December 22, 2020

When someone goes to the hospital for surgery, the anesthesiologist will need to determine whether it is necessary to have a breathing tube inserted or not. The tube typically goes in through the mouth and continues down through...

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Geriatric Nursing Care Plan: The Basics One of the most important factors while evaluating a nursing home for your elderly family member is the kind of care plan they present and follow. In all nursing environments, quality care...

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For many people living in a nursing home facility, swallowing food or may prove difficult. This means that nursing homes have to monitor or supervise the food intake of their patients. The risk of choking, possibly even death,...

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According to a 2009 study, incontinence affects over 50 percent of nursing home residents across the country. Incontinence, defined as the loss of bladder or bowel control, in elderly nursing home patients is often due to...

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Anticoagulation therapy makes use of drugs [called anticoagulants] that reduces the body’s ability to form blood clots. These drugs are able to do this by inhibiting the production of Vitamin K in the liver, which in turn,...

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Heart disease and cancer are the most prolific killers of Americans. Third on the list? It could be medical errors, according to a 2016 study from patient safety experts at Johns Hopkins University. Those mistakes take many...

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A gynecologist caused irreversible damage to his patient’s uterus when he failed to remove an old intrauterine device before inserting a new one. The patient would experience severe pelvic pain for six months before discovering...

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