You probably have heard about physical therapy and its beneficial effects. Physical therapy has helped a number of people treating their conditions. Used since 1940, physical therapy has been proven as a successful treatment option for many conditions – from arthritis and low back pain to cerebral paralysis and Parkinson’s disease. Physical therapy is thought to decrease the present symptoms and improve the patient’s condition. However, when it comes to conditions e.g. Parkinson’s disease, physical therapy cannot cure it. However, it could successfully improve the patient’s condition. In the following article, we will explain what part of physical therapy has been used as a part of the treatment plan for Parkinson’s disease. First, let’s define the condition known as Parkinson’s disease. More
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Many adults going through problems that are related to misalignment of the spine can benefit from chiropractic care. Though there are a lot of stories pertaining to the safety of chiropractic adjustment or treatment. This kind of health treatment is very effective and quite safe in reality, most especially in comparison to other medical treatments such as drug therapy and surgery. More
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Although the primary function of a Dental Office is Dental Therapy, the ADA requires that each office also have a basic stock of Medical Supplies for treating medical emergencies. Whether these issues arise as a direct result of the dental therapy being administered, or just by chance while the patient is in your office, there are some items you’re required to have to be prepared, and other items that are part of revolving best practices you may want to strongly consider. We’ll take a look at a few suggestions.
The most integral part of your medical supply should be preparedness. This plan should be one that all staff members know and the ADA suggests re-training your staff, including running scenarios, at least once per year. All staff should know Basic Life Support (BLS) but they should also be educated in prevention, an action plan for when an emergency occurs, how to recognize patient distress, as well as how to manage the medical emergency. All should also be familiar with any onsite emergency related medical drugs or supplies.
Another important thing to note is that your level of medical preparedness may need to be different than that of other offices. You should consider not only the ADA regulations, but whether your state has any additional requirements. Other things to consider are the location of your practice: whether urban or rural where it will take more time for help to arrive. Also think about the type of patients you typically have in your practice. If you are a pediatric practice, you will require a different array of supplies than a practice that typically serves geriatrics, special needs, or other patients that are medically compromised.
The basic, most important medical supply to have is Oxygen. You’ll want a portable E cylinder that is easily transportable to wherever it is needed within the office, and ways to administer it, either with a mouth-to-mask device or a bag-valve-mouth device.
Magill forceps are a must have in case there is ever a need to quickly and effectively remove foreign objects lost down the patient’s hypopharynx during dental therapy.
Automated External Defibrillator (AED):
AED’s are actually required to be in dental offices in some states and it’s always a great idea to have one. Staff should be trained on usage and equipment should be maintained and regularly checked to ensure it’s in working order.
The more of this your office has, the better you can detect a medical emergency and keep track of its progress. All offices should have at least a stethoscope, blood pressure monitor with cuff, and a thermometer. There are automated vital signs monitors that can do all this in one and also read oxygen saturation level. A wall clock with a second hand is an invaluable added resource to have in the various rooms in your office.
Emergency Drug Kit:
There are various size kits available for purchase from almost any Dental Supply vendors. These kits save the dental team from needing to determine on their own exactly what and how many of each drug to have on hand. Most of these kits include an auto update service which is a great way to be sure your kits are always stocked and nothing is out of date. Choose the kit that best serves your practice, keeping in mind the types of procedures you do, and be sure it’s easily accessible and the team knows what’s in it and when it may be needed. Epinephrine is the most necessary and important drug in your emergency kit, and you should also be sure Aspirin and an asthma inhaler is part of it as well.
Other Helpful Items to Consider:
CPR mouth barriers: Should you need to give CPR, this is a sanitary and efficient tool to have handy. There are both disposable and reusable options on the market.
Pregnancy Test: Some offices have found this convenient to have on hand, as some patients are unsure if they may be pregnant and have concerns about undergoing x-rays or anything that exposes them to radiation, or if a need arises to prescribe a tetracycline-based drug.
Blood Glucose Monitor: These come in finger-stick or arm-stick types. Most patients find the finger-stick preferable and these could be helpful to have on hand, particularly with diabetic patients.
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Good nutrition is paramount for adult seniors. Making healthy, balanced meals at home is an easy way to ensure that you’re getting all of the nutrients you need for your health, vitality, and quality of life. If you live in an independent living community, you’re likely cooking for one. Here’s a few easy meal ideas that are sure to pleasure your taste buds.
Cheesy Herb Omelet
Eggs are a healthy food for anytime of the day. This cheesy herb omelet is a light meal packed full of protein and omega-3’s. To make this, beat two eggs in a bowl and add one tablespoon of milk. Mix in salt, pepper and fresh herbs (finely chopped) to season. Pour the mixture into a heated, greased pan. Once the bottom of the omelet has set, sprinkle in a handful of grated cheese. Once cooked through, loosen the omelet from the pan and fold in half. Transfer the omelet to a plate and enjoy.
To make a quinoa salad, chop up your favorite vegetables like red pepper, onion and mushrooms. Steam or sauté your vegetables in olive oil. Do not boil, as this removes the bulk of nutrients from the food. Combine the cooked veggies with cooked quinoa and pecans if desired.
Veggie Humus Wrap
Veggie humus wraps are not only tasty, but contain an abundance of nutrients from all the fresh veggies. To make one, spread one-third cup of hummus onto a tortilla wrap. Layer on all your favorite veggies, such as cucumbers, tomato slices, spinach leaves, avocado slices, and microgreens. Fold the wrap tightly like a burrito, cut in half and eat up.
Rice and Beans
For a meal that’s hearty, yet inexpensive, try a simple rice and beans dish. Simply heat up a can of pinto, black or white beans. Serve the beans with a steaming pile of brown rice, barley or oats. To make the process even simpler, allow your ingredients to simmer away in the crockpot and serve when you get hungry.
Pizza is delicious and easy to make at home. To make an appropriate portion size for one, bake pizza bagels instead of a whole pie. Cut a bagel in half and lay it cut side up on a baking sheet. Spread on pizza sauce, grated mozzarella cheese, and any toppings you like, such as pepperoni or green peppers. Bake at 375 degrees for about 10 minutes or until the cheese starts to bubble. Independent living communities in Chicago are known for their pizza!
There are many simple meals that seniors can make in their own kitchen. If you live in an independent living facility, try one of these yummy dishes for your next meal.
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Bigger number of patients
We are all aging, but in ten years from now, there will be a large number of people who will be passing 65 years, considering that people will live longer, this increase will be shocking. Doctors will have the ability to treat with much greater success chronical diseases, in that process lengthen the patients’ lives. 30 years from now, in U.S is expected a double number of patients who have some chronic condition.
Technology will be present more
Our society is progressing together with the technology; we even now have less invasive treatments because the computers can discover certain types of diseases. Doctors don’t have to use catheters any more to diagnose coronary artery echo, with the help of magnetic resonance and tomography this problem is easily solved. DNA technology and genetic fingerprint are yet to come, and they will improve the evaluation of the risks and if we know the risk we can improve and expand our life. Electronic medical records will be connected with the billing. Doctors will have the ability to enter patient’s medical history and to evaluate possible risks to his health.
Information will travel quicker
The patient will become consumers
As patients browse the web, and for example, their current employer doesn’t want to provide them current healthcare plan, they need to find a way provide health insurance, in this way they will become consumers. They will have the ability to choose the plan that is most suited to their needs. They will take into consideration the location of the hospital and doctors, and they will surely choose something that is closer to their residence. In the future, a patient will have to choose which healthcare plan they wish to buy, and there will be differences among these plans, based on costs and services.
Costs of treatments will increase
Since the technology will advance, we will also have bigger medical bills. Simpler tests and procedure will be substituted with more complex testing and innovation in healthcare, and that will raise the costs. Considering that number of ill people will increase in the future, the patients will need to take expensive medication till rest of their lives to feel better.
The number of uninsured will rise
As the cost of medical treatments increase, employers will try to reduce their costs and burden the employees. At some point, the workers will struggle to pay even the basic health insurance among the necessities, medication, food, hygienic supplies, hair care supplies and others. In the following decade, we will have a large number of people who cannot afford health insurance, but also the number of government and private companies that provide insurance will rise.