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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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For most businesses, decreasing float in both directions will provide disproportionately positive benefits since the receivable side is larger than the payable side.
Certainly," says Nyce, "it's easier to make an SEF unit more linear than a float type.
The Krucker Amphib is the only trike that allows the installation of floats for water landings or skis for snow, in addition to the standard wheels, Krucker says.
Fiesta Parade Floats president, Tim Estes, talks to Thai dancers from the Dole Foods float after learning that Dole won the prestigious Rose Parade Sweepstakes Trophy, Monday, Jan.
Like this year's entry, the float was designed by Raul Rodriguez and is being built by Fiesta Floats in Duarte.
Give your audience a glimpse of the inner workings of a Rose Parade float and speak with the people that spend 365 days getting ready to produce New Year's Day magic.
The city hired Fiesta Parade Floats, the same Pasadena company that designed and built the independently developed 2005 Antelope Valley float, to build the 2006 entry.
2) The Palmdale Water District float, which included nods to California's history, won the Mayor's Trophy.
As of Tuesday morning, 452 people had signed up to work on the float, which is being put together at a float-building company in Duarte.
The cornucopias are symbolic of the city's growth, not only in population, but in businesses, recreation and education opportunities, said Laura Biery, a city administrative analyst who is working on the float project.