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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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That evening, as sunset stains the lake red and boaters pull up to the marina, we dine on crab-stuffed buffalo carbonade at the Floating Restaurant in Hope.
The dhow had a permit to be used as a floating restaurant, but not to go on passenger cruises.
and has designs on making the barge a floating restaurant.
Thus are born countless GAO reports like "Corps' Permitting of Louisville Floating Restaurant," in which the agency double-checked a decision by the Army Corps of Engineers to let the "Islands" restaurant bob in the Ohio River.
The project would feature a floating restaurant designed to have transparent floors to allow patrons to see the coral reefs underneath, Teo said.
Tenders are invited for Operation Of Floating Restaurant From Mumbai Port
Come aboard this Floating Restaurant located on the Inter-Coastal waterways.
IT was almost 30 years ago today that former luxury yacht Vagrant, which was once owned by the Beatles, became a floating restaurant in Funchal, Madeira, as snapped by our top lensman Colin Lane last week.
Another cabinet meeting was held aboard a floating restaurant on the river Ganga on the Makar Sankranti day in Patna.
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 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.
It emerged that the capsized Arab dhow only had a permit for use as a floating restaurant, but not to go on passenger cruises.