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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.

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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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Other processors that have developed floatable solutions meeting APR's guidelines include Klockner Pentaplast, Gordonsville, Va., with its Pentalabel ClearFloat; and UPM Raflatac, Mills River, N.C.
(32) Guttenberg went into raptures about the fact that the railway had brought an end to the mono-directional timber trade bound inextricably to floatable rivers and enabled timber transport in every direction (multi-directional timber traffic).
Using a small, sharp knife, carefully remove the top and one side panel of a plastic water bottle, carving out a leakproof, floatable hull.
This resulted in a lightweight, floatable ground blind that can be used in up to eight inches of water."
Using our two-prong test set out above, we determined (in Manueld that (1) the business in which Rig 3 engaged--transporting across navigable waters all of the equipment necessary to plug and abandon oil wells--weighed in favor of vessel status; and (2) the purpose for which the floatable structure of the rig was built--to transport the workover rig and its attendant equipment from place to place--also weighed in favor of vessel status.
Using floatable labels will make separation easier.
They also offer a variety of fun, fuzzy, floatable and tough toys and fashionable accessories, such as collars and leads, and a wide range of pet grooming products.
floatable trash, used motor oil, raw sewage, pesticides, and other toxic contaminants.-4 In this case, Defendants' municipal separate storm-sewer systems (MS4s) collected the stormwater and--without passing the stormwater through wastewater treatment facilities--drained it into the Pacific Ocean.
Western hen-docks ruled my surroundings as I followed a mulchy, soft game trail through the upper Bogachiel Valley, waiting for the pre-pubescent stream to grow into a floatable river.
The O2ctopus is the first floatable, surface-maintainable, fine-bubble diffusion system on the market.
"I took Megan's rescue floatable tube and swam to the boy and she stayed with the girl.
The river flow rate was determined using a floatable object attached to a 10 m line and timing the rate of travel.