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Your Truth: Chemical vs. Physical Restraints by Mia A. Registered Nurse Posted Fri 03 Oct 2008 11:31am 1 Comment Another hypothetical scenario for your consideration... This patient is an 86 y.o. female with dementia who is actively dying. She has become delirius, but still has the strength to get out of bed and is at a high risk for falling and injuring herself from the fall. In addition, she has a intravenous (IV) line that is being used for pain med ... Read on »
Child Placed in Foster Care Because State Does Not Approve of Parents Treatment For Autism by Ginger T. Patient Expert Posted Mon 25 Aug 2008 6:23pm This makes me absolutely insane. And it should make every autism parent and adult with autism furious too. Nate Tseglin was removed from his home not for abuse or neglect, but because the state wanted him drugged and his parents didn't. I have no idea who to contact about advocating for this family, but stay tuned for i ... Read on »
Violence in our twilight years by Jennifer J. Patient Expert Posted Thu 29 Dec 2011 12:00am  In a horrible story of husbands and wives facing health issues. Police continue to search for details in stabbing death of woman, 82   Ottawa man charged with killing wife at seniors' home   Ian Flann wheeled into hospital room to hear charges  CBC News Posted: Dec 28, 2011 2:48 PM ET Ian Flann (82) was took his wife b ... Read on »
Inappropriate, Often Dangerous Practices by Ashley's Mom Patient Expert Posted Sat 13 Jun 2009 12:24am Last September, I wrote a post titled Takedown or Hug, in which I discussed the use of physical restraints by school personnel. I believed then and I believe now that restraints should not be necessary and not used. I understand the rationale I hear from school staff that they are only restraining to protect the child in the middle of a melt ... Read on »
Barking Up the Wrong Tree by Dr. Muriel G. Medical Doctor Posted Sun 09 Feb 2014 3:20pm When I was a medical resident at Boston City Hospital, a large, public, inner city hospital, I began wondering whether hospitals sometimes caused as many problems as they cured. Over and over, I saw older patients admitted with one disease such as pneumonia or a heart attack, who ended up falling and breaking a bone or getting a blood clot from b ... Read on »
The Challenges of Being Hospitalized as a Parkinson's Patient by Kate K. Patient Expert Posted Mon 06 Feb 2012 8:21pm This is a very informative article about the challenges of being hospitalized as a Parkinson's patient. Hospital Care and Parkinson’s Disease. By Naomi Salins, MD Copyright ©2012 Movement Disorder Fellow, Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center, Phoenix, Arizona              As is well known, living with Parkinson’s disease (PD) can ... Read on »
Politics, Michelle Obama and multiple sclerosis by Living well Patient ExpertFacebook Posted Mon 10 Nov 2008 4:45pm I thought I would write in my blog while I watch Sarah Palin read her speech from the teleprompter! I actually want to talk about Michelle Obama and how she spoke of her dad and multiple sclerosis in her amazing speech. Although she didn't speak of the disease in depth, she did mention how her father was diagnosed with it when he was 30 yea ... Read on »
Gastrointestinal complications: the most frequent internal complications of systemic sclerosis. by Jan Posted Mon 21 Dec 2009 12:00am By Forbes A. and Marie I. Manifestations of SSc in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract are common, occurring in 50-90% of patients. They typically result from the fibrosis that characterizes this disease. Manifestations of SSc can affect many sites within the GI tract, and patients may experience substantial dysfunction in the processes of mo ... Read on »
Causes and Complications of Adult Pain by thematrix777 Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 07 Dec 2008 5:54pm Often called 'the fifth vital sign,' pain is as important as temperature, pulse, respiration, and blood pressure as a key indicator of a patient's medical status. The longer we live, the more likely it is that we will eventually experience some type of injury or disease that results in temporary or even chronic pain. Surgeries become more fr ... Read on »
Active vs Passive Restraints by Eric C. Healthy Living Professional Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 9:59pm I’m of the belief that all stress on our systems is shared by the active restraints and passive restraints. Active restraints include muscles and tendons – the dynamic models of our bodies. Passive restraints include labrums, menisci, ligaments, and bone; some of them can get a bit stronger (particularly bone), but on the whole, they ... Read on »