List of Services
List of Services
List of Medical Services Available from Oconee Regional Medical Center and its Affiliates
Our Occupational Therapy services assists patents in regaining their daily living skills. We treat inpatients and outpatients who have been injured or disabled. These services include assisting patients with the following conditions:
- Head injury
- Difficulty with self-care
- Difficulty with feeding
- Decreased strength and endurance
- Decreased coordination
- Needing adaptive equipment or splints
- Needing positioning and an adaptive environment
For your child’s security, we require that a parent or other close relative stay with each child. The child feels more secure and responds better to the strange environment when a familiar person is in attendance. This person must be 18 years of age if not the child’s parent. Please do not allow other siblings to stay with you and your sick children.
Visiting hours are over at 9 p.m. After the visitors leave, the parent and child can begin to settle down for bedtime. We provide a lounge-a-chair (reclines into a bed) upon which the parent can sleep.
To prevent the children from contacting other illnesses, visiting in other patient rooms with other children is not allowed.
We ask that you encourage your visitors to adhere to the visiting hours and that you have only two visitors at a time.
If small children do visit, they must be free of colds or other illnesses and be kept within your room. These visiting children are not allowed to play in the halls or in the play area provided for our patients. This is for their protection as well as other patients. Small children, who are visiting, may not spend the night.
We will provide formula, juices, baby food, and baby cereals that are on hospital formulary- please ask. Trays will come from dietary. Before bringing in food from outside the hospital, check with the nurse about the child’s diet. Please inform us if your child has any food allergies or food dislikes. A dietician is available to assist in meal planning for your child relative to your child’s food dislikes.
One courtesy tray per meal will be provided for the adult staying in your room.
- Hip replacement
- Knee replacement
- Balance problems
- Gait problems
- Coordination problems
- Delayed milestones
Preparation: PET scans require a careful preparation, so please follow the prep instructions carefully.
All diabetics should discuss the preparations with their doctor.
24 hours prior to your appointment
The patient should refrain from consuming any caffeine
12 hours prior to your appointment
The patient should eat a light dinner the night before the exam – this should be a high fat, high protein, no carbohydrate diet and avoid sugars.
The patient should not engage in any strenuous exercise, and not chew gum.
4 hours prior to your appointment
Do not eat anything. Do not take any diabetic medication (insulin or pills) 4 hours prior to test.
Diabetics that have a glucose level >200mg/dl should not be injected before consulting a physician.
Procedure: Your blood glucose level will be checked. Then, you will receive a small injection of a radioactive tracer 18 FDG. The tracker will be allowed to circulate for approximately 60 minutes. You will then be placed on the scanner and images will be taken.
After Care: Resume your normal activities.
The radiologist’s report of the results will be sent to your doctor. Your doctor will discuss the results of the test with you.
Please call (478) 454-3816 (nuclear medicine) if you have additional questions.
- Recovering from stroke
- Being moved from tube to oral feedings
- Communication problems
- Understanding or following commands
- Loss of weight
- Delayed speech
- Choking or coughing while swallowing
- Altered speech