by Cathy Parkes March 13, 2023
Positional plagiocephaly is cranial asymmetry caused by prolonged pressure on one side of the skull. A child with this diagnosis may require helmet therapy, where a custom-made helmet is worn up to 23 hours per day for ~ 3 months.
Educate caregivers to perform 10-15 minutes of "tummy time" ≥ to 3 times daily for all infants, and alternate head position when placing the infant supine to sleep.
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
by Cathy Parkes March 20, 2023
A patient with an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm may have a pulsating abdominal mass with a bruit. Do NOT palpate this due to the risk for rupture!Read More
Migrant Workers: Increased Risks
by Cathy Parkes March 16, 2023
Migrant workers are at increased risk for work-related injuries, pesticide/chemical exposure, skin cancer, dermatitis, communicable disease, and dental problems.Read More
by Cathy Parkes March 09, 2023
A patient with sinus bradycardia will likely require no treatment. However, if they are symptomatic, treatment with atropine or a pacemaker may be indicated.Read More
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