Does Cindy McCain's past addiction to pain killers make liberals feel better about Obama's cocaine use?
Yes, Mrs. McCain is the perfectly coifed blonde standing dutifully behind the senator during his speeches. And yes, she wears stylish clothing and carries a Prada purse. And it's true she doesn't say much. But feminist critics who write her off as a "stand-by-your-man" shrinking violet are selling her short. In many ways, Cindy McCain stacks up sturdier than Hillary Clinton or Michelle Obama. And she'd make a more impressive first lady.
Mrs. McCain: More than meets the eye.
While Obama's wife has been hating America, complaining about the war and undermining our troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, McCain's wife has been worrying about her sons who actually are fighting or planning to fight in the war on terror. One, in fact, was until a few months ago deployed in Iraq during some of the worst violence.
You don't hear the McCains talk about it, but their 19-year-old Marine, Jimmy, is preparing for his second tour of duty. Their 21-year-old son, Jack, is poised to graduate from Annapolis and also could join the Marines as a second lieutenant. The couple made the decision not to draw attention to their sons out of respect for other families with sons and daughters in harm's way.
Cindy also says she doesn't want to risk falling apart on the campaign trail talking about Jimmy who was so young when he enlisted she had to sign consent forms for his medical tests before he could report for duty and potentially upsetting parents of soldiers who are serving or have been killed.
The McCains want to make sure their boys get no special treatment. Same goes for their five other children, including a daughter they adopted from Bangladesh. During a visit to Mother Teresa's orphanage there, Cindy noticed a dying baby. The orphanage could not provide the medical care needed to save her life. So she brought the child home to
America for the surgery she desperately needed. The baby is now their healthy, 16-year-old daughter, Bridget.
Though all seven McCain children including two Sen. McCain adopted from his first marriage are supportive of their father, they prefer their privacy to the glare of the campaign trail. Another daughter, Meghan, 23, helps him behind the scenes.
Cindy McCain not only cherishes her children, but also her country, which in an election year filled with America-bashing, is a refreshing novelty. She seethed when she heard Michelle Obama's unpatriotic remarks that she only recently grew proud of America. "I am very proud of my country," Mrs. McCain asserted.
She also may be tougher than the other women in the race. While Hillary thinks she's come under sniper fire on mission trips abroad, Cindy has actually seen violence. She witnessed a boy get blown up by a mine in Kuwait during a trip with an international group that removes land mines from war-torn countries.
Mrs. McCain also is a hands-on philanthropist. She sits on the board of Operation Smile, which arranges for plastic surgeons to fix cleft palates and other birth defects. She also has helped organize relief missions to Micronesia.
During a scuba-diving vacation to the islands, Mrs. McCain took a friend to a local hospital to have a cut treated. She was shocked, and saddened, by what she saw.
"They opened the door to the OR, where the supplies were, and there were two cats and a whole bunch of rats climbing out of the sterile supplies," she recalled. "They had no X-ray machine, no beds. To me, it was devastating because it was a U.S. trust territory."
As soon as she returned home, she arranged for medical equipment and teams of doctors to be sent to treat the island children.
Michelle Obama may contribute to CARE, which fights global poverty and works to empower poor women. Cindy sits on its board.
While the Democrat women talk about helping the poor and needy, Cindy McCain actually rolls up her sleeves and does it. Who's the out-of-touch elitist?
Do you know where the main arteries and nerves are in your lip? Do you know how to cut off the temporary blood supply with a clamp? Do you have the proper sterile equipment? Do you know what solution and ph the disinfectants have to be at?
There is a reason that training is required to pierce people and why a license is required. People die from infected piercings, hepatitis, septicemia, blood loss, loss of feeling in the face, skin grafts, plastic surgery, disfigurement. These are all real consequences of piercings and most if not all can be avoided by going to a trained professional.
Don't ever think it won't happen to you, i have a friend who lost the eyesight in her right eye after she decided to pierce her eyebrow.
(and fire to 'clean' a needle is possibly the dumbest thing i have ever heard in my life. It contaminates the needle releasing chemicals to the surface that can cause mercury poisoning)
Each surgery performed requires the use of $380 worth of medical supplies and drugs. To promote goodwill, every patient receives a bouquet of flowers the day after surgery; In addition, one quarter of the patients require dark glasses, which the hospital provides free-of-charge. It costs the hospital$15 for each bouquet of flowers and $20 for each pair of glasses.
The hospital receives a payment of $1000 for each eye operation performed.
1. Identify the revenue per case and the annual fixed and variable costs, for running the operating room.
2. How many eye operations must the hospital perform each year in order to break even?
there is more parts for that question i will post it after answering these two parts
can we say that the annual variable cost is the cost of each case so to be like
annual variable cost =400x*12
THATS the other parts of the question
3. Southwest Hospital currently averages 70 eye operations per month. One of the nurses has just learned about a machine that would reduce by $50 per patient the amount of medical supplies needed. It can be leased for $50,000 annually. Keeping in mind the financial costs! benefits, advise the hospital on whether or not they should lease this machine.
4. An advertising agency has proposed to the hospitalâ��s president that she spend $10,000 per month on television and radio advertising to persuade people that Southwest Hospital is the best place to have any eye surgery performed. The advertising firm estimates that such publicity would increase business by 40 operations per month. if they are correct and if this increase is not big enough to affect fixed costs, what impact would this advertising have on the hospitalâ��s profits?
Costs: $380 in supplies, $15 in flowers, $20 * .25 in glasses ($20 * the 25% of people who need it = $400/patient
Revenue = payment - cost = $1000 - $400 = $600/case
Step 2: Find the annual costs.
The fixed costs are from the cost of the room itself (180K) and the salaries of the staff (270K).
Fixed costs: $180K + $270K = $450K.
There are no variable annual costs given in the problem, so you only need to worry about the fixed annual costs.
Step 3: Find break even point.
The break even point is where the number of cases * the revenue/case equals the fixed costs.
x * $600 = $450K
x = $450K / $600 = 750 surgeries (solution)
like what math classes, and other classes should i take in college.
i know anatomy, how the eye work and information on the skull is important.
Do i need to know I&O's (input and output), how to do height and weight of a person, gait belt, putting a patient in a wheel chair and getting them out, ROM ( range of motion), and changing bandages?
Anything else i should know?
Nature of the Work
Optometrists, also known as doctors of optometry, or ODs, provide most primary vision care. They examine peopleâ��s eyes to diagnose vision problems and eye diseases, and they test patientsâ�� visual acuity, depth and color perception, and ability to focus and coordinate the eyes. Optometrists prescribe eyeglasses and contact lenses and provide vision therapy and low-vision rehabilitation. Optometrists analyze test results and develop a treatment plan. They administer drugs to patients to aid in the diagnosis of vision problems and prescribe drugs to treat some eye diseases. Optometrists often provide preoperative and postoperative care to cataract patients, as well as to patients who have had laser vision correction or other eye surgery. They also diagnose conditions caused by systemic diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure, referring patients to other health practitioners as needed.
Optometrists should not be confused with ophthalmologists or dispensing opticians. Ophthalmologists are physicians who perform eye surgery, as well as diagnose and treat eye diseases and injuries. Like optometrists, they also examine eyes and prescribe eyeglasses and contact lenses. Dispensing opticians fit and adjust eyeglasses and, in some States, may fit contact lenses according to prescriptions written by ophthalmologists or optometrists. (See the sections on physicians and surgeons; and opticians, dispensing, elsewhere in the Handbook.)
Most optometrists are in general practice. Some specialize in work with the elderly, children, or partially sighted persons who need specialized visual devices. Others develop and implement ways to protect workersâ�� eyes from on-the-job strain or injury. Some specialize in contact lenses, sports vision, or vision therapy. A few teach optometry, perform research, or consult.
Most optometrists are private practitioners who also handle the business aspects of running an office, such as developing a patient base, hiring employees, keeping paper and electronic records, and ordering equipment and supplies. Optometrists who operate franchise optical stores also may have some of these duties.
Optometrists work in placesâ��usually their own officesâ��that are clean, well lighted, and comfortable. Most full-time optometrists work about 40 hours a week. Many work weekends and evenings to suit the needs of patients. Emergency calls, once uncommon, have increased with the passage of therapeutic-drug laws expanding optometristsâ�� ability to prescribe medications.
Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
All States and the District of Columbia require that optometrists be licensed. Applicants for a license must have a Doctor of Optometry degree from an accredited optometry school and must pass both a written National Board examination and a National, regional, or State clinical board examination. The written and clinical examinations of the National Board of Examiners in Optometry usually are taken during the studentâ��s academic career. Many States also require applicants to pass an examination on relevant State laws. Licenses are renewed every 1 to 3 years and, in all States, continuing education credits are needed for renewal.
The Doctor of Optometry degree requires the completion of a 4-year program at an accredited optometry school, preceded by at least 3 years of preoptometric study at an accredited college or university. Most optometry students hold a bachelorâ��s or higher degree. In 2004, 17 U.S. schools and colleges of optometry offered programs accredited by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education of the American Optometric Association.
Requirements for admission to schools of optometry include courses in English, mathematics, physics, chemistry, and biology. A few schools also require or recommend courses in psychology, history, sociology, speech, or business. Because a strong background in science is important, many applicants to optometry school major in a science such as biology or chemistry, while other applicants major in another subject and take many science courses offering laboratory experience. Applicants must take the Optometry Admissions Test, which measures academic ability and scientific comprehension. Admission to optometry school is competitive. As a result, most applicants take the test after their sophomore or junior year, allowing them an opportunity to take the test again and raise their score. A few applicants are accepted to optometry school after 3 years of college and complete their bachelorâ��s degree while attending optometry school.
Optometry programs include classroom and laboratory study of health and visual sciences, as well as clinical training in the diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders. Courses in pharmacology, optics, vision science, biochemistry, and systemic disease are included.
Business ability, self-discipline, and the ability to deal tactfully with patients are important for success. The work of optometrists requires attention to detail and manual dexterity.
For information on optometry as a career and a list of accredited optometric institutions of education, contact:
Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry, 6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 510, Rockville, MD 20852. Internet: http://www.opted.org
Additional career information is available from:
American Optometric Association, Educational Services, 243 North Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63141. Internet: http://www.aoanet.org
The board of optometry in each State can supply information on licensing requirements.
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