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Dr. Usha K. Nagin, MD

Internist

Dr. Usha Nagin is a hospitalist practicing in Lake Havasu City, AZ. Dr. Nagin specializes in the comprehensive medical care of hospitalized patients. As a hospitalist, Dr. Nagin manages the clinical problems of hospitalized patients and the acutely ill, while working to improve the performance of the hospital. Dr. Nagin works in collaboration with all of the different doctors that are working with the patient. Hospitalists are involved in the diagnosis, treatment and medical procedures of patients.
Dr. Usha K. Nagin, MD
  • Glendale, AZ
  • Accepting new patients

Is a ventilator considered life support?

Yes and no... because of cardiac surgery she needs to remain in vent until she can breathe on her own. They do daily weaning protocols. Considered life support if cannot come off READ MORE
Yes and no... because of cardiac surgery she needs to remain in vent until she can breathe on her own. They do daily weaning protocols. Considered life support if cannot come off of it

What are the ways to prevent hospital borne infections in a ventilator patient?

Keeping the head of the bed at 30 degrees, they do mouth cleanses daily in vented patients

Are air beds better than water beds?

Air bed that moves the air from side to side to avoid pressure sores

Is sepsis a common infection you can get from the hospital?

Yes sepsis can be fatal but anytime someone is hospitalized there is always the risk of getting hospital acquired infection

I have been diagnosed with osteopenia. What is the course of treatment for this disease?

Depending on your health the best way to keep calcium in the bone is weight lifting or isometric exercises

How is diarrhea treated in the hospital?

First they will need to find the reason then treat

How often should a feeding tube be changed?

Depends where the feeding tube is placed. If it’s a G tube j tube or peg it doesn’t need to be replaced unless leaking