Friday, November 6, 2015

10 Problems of Doctors : Society does not Understand

1. Hectic Schedule: Lack of time for Socials
Most fields in Medicine are hectic as we are dealing with patient's life or are on cover on duties. So naturally time for Social activities are compromised. This will gradually affect the social standings and relationships unless you are a great diplomat. People rarely accept the lack of time and assume it as not being given a priority, Be it at Home or Parties.

2. Doctors are not God
If I say this, people will readily say Yes they aren't who said so. But the expectation doesn't tell us that. Society doesn't understand that everything is not in our hand and we can not know everything every time. Sometimes expectations are so much, when they can;t be fulfilled are turned into rage. Doctors aren't god and cannot be expected to be like God. Even a doctor who assumes himself God is ignorant.

3. All Doctors don't earn Millions
We'll like in every field the successful, clever and the best people make it, not all get opportunity and space to make millions. However, still it is one of the best paid occupations. 

4. Doctors Get Ill too
Once there was a consensus among people that Doctors don't get ill because they have all the medicines and even though they get ill , should be fine by evening. I am sure the thinking process has changed a lot by now.

5. All Doctors Don't Have Bad Handwriting
The most common thinking is doctors handwriting are bad, but the fact is most doctors write beautiful handwriting and next time try to take a notice. 

6. All Doctors don't look after all symptoms
The modern society is changing on it, but the convention is still prevalent. I have heard patient saying that "This doctor knows only about Bone and Joint problems, What sort of a doctor is he?" It may not be that the doctor cannot but ethically he isn't looking at all your problems.

7. Anesthesists only makes people Sleep
But the fact is, he/she makes the modern medicine possible. There are lot of things to do to maintain a life while the patient is at sleep painlessly. They are even involved in most complicated procedures and critical care as well.

8. Doctor couldn't Diagnose my problem
Even modern medicine cannot diagnose all the problem, or while approaching a disease, it may take sometime before reaching a diagnosis.

9. Doctors Charge too much- They loot
While all over the world, Medical and health care industry is the most expensive because it is the field requiring the most Investment for education, most skilled man power and requiring most sacrifices.

10. Even Doctors Smoke and consume Alcohol
Though you are advised by doctors not to some or drink, they are as human as you are and they do smoke and often more than the general population. To curb stress of studies, work and life, doctors get into smoking habit, despite  knowing every pathology it causes.

So the Doctor is a bit different that you think, He is no different than you. Respect your doctor and know his limitations, obligations. Next time you visit a doctor, share a smile of warmth and I am sure you'll get the best courtesy in return.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Approach to a floppy Infant: Video and Powerpoint

Floppy Infant- Basically a term used to denote a Hypotonic child who is unable to maintain normal posture at rest and on manuevers as per expected for that age.  
Floppy infant refers to those children presenting with generalized hypotonia, most often arising out of an insult incurred during fetal or neonatal period.

Useful indicators of weakness are: 

  1.  Ability to cough and clear airway secretions (‘cough test’)- Apply pressure to the trachea and wait for a single cough that clears secretions. If more than one cough is needed to clear secretions, this is indicative of weakness. ( Nowadays not performed )
  2. Poor swallowing ability as indicated by drooling and oropharyngeal pooling of secretions. 
  3. The character of the cry — infants with consistent respiratory weakness have a weak cry. 
  4. Paradoxical breathing pattern — intercostal muscles paralysed with intact diaphragm.

Here is a presentation of Appoach to a floppy child , You can even download it.
Hope it is helpful.

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