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Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
Category: Medical
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Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, including surgery, general medicine, and pain.
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I have a 89 year old resident who has been found in floor

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I have a 89 year old resident who has been found in floor twice she suffers with dementia and can not tell us if she has fallen or put her self on the floor. She has been checked over no injuries found and is not expressing any form of pain. Would just like some advice
JA: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?
Customer: No complaints of any pain
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: No just after advice please
Submitted: 19 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 19 days ago.
The question is what got her to the floor

Could have been a seizure or a cardiac arrhythmia

She needs to have a doctor check her out

Customer: replied 19 days ago.
She is know for putting herself on floor to get her own way no signs of seizure or anything else
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 19 days ago.

I'd still have a doctor look at her

Customer: replied 19 days ago.
Thanks will ring out of hours doctor
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 19 days ago.

You're welcome