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incident

 [in´sĭ-dent]
1. an unusual or noteworthy occurrence.
2. impinging upon, as incident radiation.
mass casualty incident a catastrophic event in which there are over 100 casualties; see table at disaster.
multiple casualty incident a catastrophic event that results in 10 to 100 casualties; see table at disaster.
multiple patient incident a catastrophic event that results in less than 10 casualties; see table at disaster.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

in·ci·dent

(in'si-dent),
1. Going toward; impinging on, as incident rays.
2. (n.) An occurrence or event, generally an untoward, or unwelcome occurrence, e.g. a complication of an existing disease, a mishap affecting a patient in hospital.
[L. incido, pp. -casus, to fall into, to meet with]
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incident

Health insurance An event or happening that causes unanticipated harm to a Pt Hospital administration Variance A marked negative deviation–eg, major substitution of medications or leaving a Pt unattended for a prolonged period of time, from the 'standard of care,' occurring in a health care facility. Cf Misadventure Vox populi An event. See Berkeley Lab incident, the Mouse incident, Multicasualty incident.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

in·ci·dent

(in'si-dĕnt)
1. Going toward; impinging on, as incident rays.
2. (n.) An occurrence or event, generally an untoward or unwelcome occurrence, e.g. a complication of an existing disease, a mishap affecting a patient in hospital.
[L. incido, pp. -casus, to fall into, to meet with]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about incident

Q. Is it possible to get ADHD from suffering a traumatizing incident? lately, after the death of my Grandmother. I have been increasingly getting the symptoms of ADHD. I have suffered from some of the symptoms during my childhood, but now they are increasingly occurring. And I am finding it really hard to listen to Teachers, follow instructions and do coursework. Is it possible this was caused by the death of my grandmother?

A. I think you should look up depression. ADHD is something that does not “pop”, more reasonable to think is that you suffer from a slight depression. Check it out and see if it fits :
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/depression.html

Q. Is the incidence of breast cancer growing everyday? I have a small lump in my breast. My friends suggested me to have a regular mammogram as a precautionary step. My friend’s family women are having it yearly. But I am confused…Why is the need to go for mammogram without any problem. I think routine medical check-up is sufficient. Is the incidence of breast cancer growing everyday?

A. NO….its not increasing. I had my breast cancer found in early stages, 6 month back. I was lucky. You know why—I had my mammogram done just by fear of having it in future. In order to avoid any I did and was very lucky as it was found and soon cured. Most female take it as precaution and you should too. Apart from mammogram you must have clinical breast examination.

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Furthermore it has been demonstrated that poor practical application rather than lack of knowledge leads to critical incidents. The aim of this study is to determine the incidence of critical incidents and operative mortality in a CEE class (100 bedded) hospital and to set reference values to assess quality of anesthesia-related health care in future and to compare it with data in developed countries for improvement in standards of anesthesia care in this hospital.
You will then be ready to conduct critical incident response training.
This movement leads to what is known as critical incidents. The concept of critical incidents arose in this study after the data analysis.
Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD): An Operations Manual for the Prevention of Traumatic Stress Among Emergency Services and Disaster Workers.
Similar to the first critical incident, one may also criticise that the task of choice is not in accordance with the existing tools, for it brings students to formulate incorrect conclusions.
They encapsulate the types of factors that operators consider when deciding whether to report a critical incident or not.
The CISD is a process that prevents or limits the development of post-traumatic stress in people exposed to critical incidents. The debriefings, which are professionally conducted, help survivors cope with, and recover from the after-effects of a calamity.
A police spokesman said: "A critical incident is under way concerning 15 asylum seekers found in a tanker on board P&O''s Spirit of France.
In part 1 of the book, they give a history of the field and a conceptual model for critical incident analysis.
Critical incident stress debriefing (CISD) first emerged in the literature after the first formal effort to debrief emergency services personnel following the Air Florida crash in Washington, DC (Pender & Prichard, 2009).
Numerous other respondents indicated that their organizations took CISM issues into consideration only after a critical incident had already occurred, leaving them with limited resources and capabilities to benefit from the program.

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