Virginia D. Frantz RN, Caring.com Expert


Virginia D. Frantz RN


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What is an infusaport? — Oct 24, 2008
An infusaport, like an IV, offers entry into a vein. With the infusaport, medicine is given through a special needle. This needle is inserted through the chest skin into a ...
What's the difference between an infusaport and IV? — Jul 31, 2008
IVs are the "generalists" of vein access in medicine, whereas infusaports have a more specialized role, and are, in general, a bigger deal. One way of looking at ...
My mother is 86 years old, and in very poor health. She has... — May 01, 2008
First of all, have you talked to her doctors about your mother's increased confusion? Unfortunately, it's not possible from this vantage point to pin down the source of her...
My grandmother is on a ventilator and has moderate heart failure. What does this mean? — May 01, 2008
The diagnosis of moderate congestive heart failure (CHF) means that the pumping mechanism of your grandmother's heart is moderately impaired. In general, this level of hear...
How long do people live with congestive heart failure? — May 01, 2008
People with mild to moderate congestive heart failure (CHF) could potentially live many years; it needn't be a death sentence. Congestive heart FAILURE is really a misnomer...
How do I encourage my mother, who has limited mobility, to exercise? — Apr 24, 2008
You're right; exercise would be great for your mom! But I have to admit, I suspect that what's lacking even more than a DVD is another word you mentioned: motivation. You s...