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What happens in an operating theatre when a fire alarm goes off?

What happens in an operating theatre, during complex surgery that cannot be safely interrupted, when a fire alarm goes off and is not a test? I assume that there is some sort of protocol in place?
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Hospital department for patients with addictions?

I'm working on a Hungarian to English translation. In some Hungarian hospitals, there is a department called the "Addictions Dept." (the doctors working there are addictionologists). Those treated ...
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How do hospitals know who is family?

When a person is hospitalized, family members are legally allowed certain rights, especially if the hospitalized individual is unable to make his or her own medical decisions. But how does the ...
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What does the prevalence of low potassium (hypokalemia) in 21% of hospital patients really tell us and how is it being addressed?

According to the National Institute of Health, more than 1 in 5 hospital patients has hypokalemia (low potassium) and often this is the result of a side effect of heart related medications (ibid.): .....
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What are the benefits or drawbacks of my primary care physician having hospital admitting privileges?

In the United States, what are the reasons for and against choosing a primary care physician who has hospital admitting privileges? For example, if my primary care physician does not have hospital ...
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How similar/dissimilar are the requirements to be a registered nurse in America and Europe?

How different are the college programs? Is nursing school more difficult in Europe or America? What is the average time a person spends on college to become a registered nurse in Europe?
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Treatment for loss of consciousness due to lack of blood flow to brain

I am working on a fiction piece and would like to better understand the affects on the human body of a loss of consciousness from a lack of blood supply to the brain and the treatment required after. ...
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As a physician looking for extra work, how do locum tenens sites work?

I'll be taking a lengthy break from my full-time job as a physician at a hospital, and I'm considering locum tenens. I'm in the US, but I can go to any state (preferably east coast) if the pay's good ...
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What's The Minimum Staffing/Logistics For Running A Hospital?

Specifically, a hospital serving a local population of 200-400 people, and assuming departments include ER, ICU, dentistry, maternity, outpatient, pharmaceutical, radiology, and general surgery. What ...
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Why do nurses need special watches?

While looking for watches, I came in contact with the concept of a "nurse watch". This seems to be a whole "thing". A certain kind of watch appears to be called a "nurse watch&...
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Artistic research question - How would a road accident victim"s family be received at the emergency room? What would they be told?

I need some help with a chapter of a novel I am writing. The main character, a teenage girl, is informed by her father on the phone that her mother has been run over by a car and been taken to ...
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Length of stay vs Acute length of stay in a hospital

I came across a term called Acute length of stay recently from a medical dataset hosted in Kaggle [here] 1 While I understand that the usual length of stay is given by the formula date of discharge - ...
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What percentage of COVID-19 cases are contracted during a hospital stay as a patient?

I read on https://www.20minutes.fr/arts-stars/culture/2759843-20200413-coronavirus-comedien-maurice-barrier-mort-covid-19 (mirror): Le comédien Maurice Barrier est mort du Covid-19. [Il] a attrapé le ...