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    Today, 05:32 PM
    The way Medicare works, you would need to have a prescription for the heel protectors from your doctor. Then, the heel protectors would have to be...
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    Today, 05:05 PM
    Yes, I mentioned it was an older study.
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    Today, 04:41 PM
    From: Evidence Based Guidelines for Best Practice in Urological Health Care, Male external catheters in adults. This is a publications of the...
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    Today, 04:21 PM
    This is an older study, but for what it is worth: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8900706
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    Yesterday, 11:57 PM
    Guess it was an imperative that a moderator moved this to Food from Life...whatever! Isn't that just special!
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    Yesterday, 07:38 PM
    I don't intend to play a game of match the studies. My comments are related to discussions I have had with my neurourologist and his experience. He...
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    Yesterday, 06:17 PM
    Generally, I agree with you, but ">=100,000 CFU/ml, Heavy growth Escherichia coli" falls well above what is considered colonization parameters. I...
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    Yesterday, 04:38 PM
    I understand the concept of removing residual urine in the bladder, but I've always thought that changing the external catheter twice a day to do...
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    Yesterday, 01:10 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread pulling out tube in Care
    I don't agree with over inflating the balloon in the catheter over the manufacture recommended specifications. Balloons under too much pressure have...
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    Yesterday, 10:49 AM
    It doesn't sound like a culture & sensitivity (C&S) test was done. Automatically prescribing Cipro and only 7 days isn't the way to go for complex...
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    09-19-2018, 11:35 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Vetericyn tolerance. in Care
    Which Vetericyn product are you using? I have not kept up with Vetericyn since it does not use Microcyn Technology, so I can't speak to those...
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    09-19-2018, 10:10 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Valium in Care
    I will reiterate this...make sure that they do the count on their own time, not on the time you pay for.
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    09-19-2018, 07:24 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Valium in Care
    To follow up on this comment, "Hacensack44," would you be capable of administering your own Valium, if some one, like a friend or relative, could...
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    09-19-2018, 05:13 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Scoliosis trunk support in Care
    You should be evaluated for Scoliosis by an orthopedic physician and in conjunction with an orthotist a proper support should be prescribed. ...
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    09-19-2018, 05:08 PM
    My guess is your health care provider is not familiar with the difference between colonization and a urinary tract infection. Your urine test...
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    09-19-2018, 01:33 AM
    gjnl replied to a thread Valium in Care
    It is a sad, sad, sad situation that we have to deal with an agency's "Big Brother" approach to our personal care. Just sad!
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    09-18-2018, 10:54 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Valium in Care
    "Visiting Nurse." I don't understand what a "Visiting Nurse" is in the United States. I know that there are visiting nurses in the United Kingdom...
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    09-18-2018, 10:59 AM
    My doctor starts their vaccination program just days ago in mid September. Our appointment is Sept 26.
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    09-17-2018, 10:52 PM
    Yes, this is my doctors counsel too. I asked in late August when NL and I should get our autumn flu shots i.e., when his office would have the...
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    09-17-2018, 03:32 PM
    From the document: RESNA Position on the Application of Tilt, Recline, and Elevating Legrests for Wheelchairs (pages 8 and 9) Rehabilitation...
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    09-16-2018, 03:41 PM
    Ready for Sunday lunch with Italian sausages and pasta. Guess I should have posted in Food...but this is living life! Wish you could share the...
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    09-16-2018, 10:59 AM
    gjnl replied to a thread UTI with cough? in Care
    Sorry to hear this is getting worse. You've got a long day ahead of you. And the worry of having a urinary tract infection go septic. Good luck.
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    09-15-2018, 08:48 PM
    NL planted 6 tomato plants this spring. The whole tomatoes in the bowls and the roasted tomatoes represent her 4th harvest...more to come. The...
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    09-15-2018, 06:15 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Maxorb Alginate in Care
    NL took CERT training (Community Emergency Response Team) a few years back. In the classroom work, they were told, in the home setting that wound...
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    09-15-2018, 03:01 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread UTI with cough? in Care
    You don't just decide to take an antibiotic. An antibiotic should only be taken when it is ordered by your physician based on the results of a...
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    09-14-2018, 03:51 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread No-compete clause in Caregiving
    As part of the Terms and Conditions, I signed with a particular agency, Term 6.0 states: As the client, or an authorized representative, in...
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    09-13-2018, 06:31 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Klebsiella pneumoniae in Care
    I had Klebsiella pneumoniae a few times when I was managing my bladder with intermittent catheterization. Medscape.com has quite a comprehensive...
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    09-13-2018, 06:02 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Closed System in Care
    I only disconnect from the supra pubic catheter twice per day. Once in the morning, I disconnected the leg bag from the supra pubic catheter and...
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