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Cardiology verb To insert an anchored device in a fluid-filled lumen—e.g., to float a catheter
Managed care—US noun A pool of money from an HMO’s enrollees to be used to pay for services rendered by physicians and other providers—e.g., hospitals
Medical work noun A skilled responsible person—e.g., house staff officer, resident physician, or supervisory nurse—who ‘floats’ about an institution addressing needs, assuring continuity of care, allowing staff to take breaks, and relieving personnel


Health care staffing A skilled responsible person–eg, house staff officer, resident physician, or supervisory nurse, who 'floats' about an institution addressing needs, assuring continuity of care, allowing staff to take breaks, and relieve personnel. See Night float.


1. an instrument used in the filing or rasping of a horse's premolar and molar teeth. Handles are 24 to 28 in (60 to 70 cm) with a broad head into which an interchangeable rasp can be screwed. Some rasps work when pulled toward the operator, others work only when pushed away. Short-handled floats with the heads set at an angle are used for the front upper molars.
2. in British countries, the term for a road vehicle used for the transport of large animals, usually horses or cattle. A low-level float may be an independent unit towed behind another vehicle. A high-level float is standard-truck height and an integral part of the vehicle.

Patient discussion about float

Q. Hey bipolar people. how are you doing?? I'm floating- guess that's the best way to put it... I'm glad you all are here so I can share with you. I feel like I'm out of a serious accident or after war, not sure who won... not feeling bad anymore, not as lost as before but a bit woozzy... how are you guyss doing today?

A. I am glad you hear you are feeling better today Zorba! Continue to be aware of your moods to ensure they don't swing into a mania. I hope you are able to remain leveled. Thanks for sharing!

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PHOTO (1) The Isle of Redondo fishing barge operated from 1980 to 1997 before it was sold to become a floating restaurant in Florida.
The cruise logbook is a standardized record book that urges floating restaurant businesses in Dubai to record all their vessel operations for later use as a unified source of documented information which will be of great benefit to marine operators to improve their management and technical competencies while offering advanced, high-quality services that meet maritime safety and security standards.
There's also an automobile assembly plant; several new car showrooms, a pharmacy; a brewery; a combination laundry and tanning salon; a floating restaurant aboard a river boat in Germany; and the construction site of the new World Trade Center in New York City--it sits on an elevated platform that rises as the construction of the building progresses and is only accessible to construction workers.
Sir Paul and Nancy yesterday Couple at Chinese last night Floating restaurant they ate at
Casino and restaurant HONK Kong businessman Lam Kin Bong is bidding to buy the ship and turn it into a casino and floating restaurant.
Another cabinet meeting was held aboard a floating restaurant on the river Ganga on the Makar Sankranti day in Patna.
Had conditions been less windy, the menu in the floating restaurant would have been a two-course lunch prepared by Mike Wilkinson of Windows at the Hilton and a dinner service by Terry Laybourne of Caf 21.
It is expected the Nomadic, rescued from dereliction in France where it spent time as a floating restaurant on the Seine, will be in the dock before the end of the year.
THE owner and the captain of a floating restaurant which capsized in Bahrain, killing two Midland women, will go on trial later this month.
The owner of the floating restaurant which sank in Bahrain, claiming the lives of 15 Britons, was arrested yesterday, said a spokesman for the Bahraini chief prosecutors office.
The date will include a romantic trip along Amsterdam's canals and lunch at the Sea Palace floating restaurant.
Developers want to transform Drayton Manor, with a swimming pool complete with water slides, leisure areas, and a floating restaurant.