Sedentary Work Exerting up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and other sedentary criteria are met.

Light Work Exerting up to 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. Light Work usually requires walking or standing to a significant degree. However, if the use of the arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most the time, the job is rated Light Work.

Medium Work Exerting up to 50 (22.7 kg) pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 25 pounds (11.3 kg) of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of forces constantly to move objects.

Heavy Work Exerting up to 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Very Heavy Work Exerting in excess of 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Job Classification

In most duration tables, five job classifications are displayed. These job classifications are based on the amount of physical effort required to perform the work. The classifications correspond to the Strength Factor classifications described in the United States Department of Labor's Dictionary of Occupational Titles. The following definitions are quoted directly from that publication.

Sedentary Work Exerting up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and other sedentary criteria are met.

Light Work Exerting up to 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. Light Work usually requires walking or standing to a significant degree. However, if the use of the arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most the time, the job is rated Light Work.

Medium Work Exerting up to 50 (22.7 kg) pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 25 pounds (11.3 kg) of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of forces constantly to move objects.

Heavy Work Exerting up to 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Very Heavy Work Exerting in excess of 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Salmonellosis


Related Terms

  • Nontyphoidal Enterocolitis
  • Nontyphoidal Salmonella Infection
  • Salmonella Gastroenteritis

Differential Diagnosis

Specialists

  • Gastroenterologist
  • Infectious Disease Internist
  • Internal Medicine Physician

Comorbid Conditions

  • Compromised immune system
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Malnutrition
  • Sickle cell anemia

Factors Influencing Duration

Length of disability may be influenced by the severity of symptoms, response to treatment, or any underlying disease, including immunocompromised conditions such as AIDS, sickle cell anemia, or inflammatory bowel disease.

Medical Codes

ICD-9-CM:
003.0 - Salmonella Gastroenteritis, Salmonellosis

Failure to Recover

If an individual fails to recover within the expected maximum duration period, the reader may wish to consider the following questions to better understand the specifics of an individual's medical case.

Regarding diagnosis:

  • Has the diagnosis of salmonellosis been confirmed? What type of infection occurred? Salmonella gastroenteritis, Salmonella bacteremia, or focal infection?
  • Could the symptoms be caused by an organism other than Salmonella?
  • Has the infection spread to other organs in the body?
  • Does individual have additional illnesses that are contributing to the disease, such as sickle cell disease, inflammatory bowel disease, malnourishment, or suppressed immune system?

Regarding treatment:

  • Has additional treatment been required, such as rehydration therapy? Antibiotics?
  • If current antibiotic therapy seems ineffective, would a change in antibiotics be warranted? Has a sensitivity test been done to rule out antibiotic-resistant strains of organisms?
  • Was there evidence of Salmonella bacteremia? If so, did individual receive appropriate supportive care (i.e., hospitalization, intravenous fluids, etc.) and antibiotics?

Regarding prognosis:

  • Based on the severity of symptoms and general health of individual, what was the expected outcome? Has adequate time elapsed for recovery?
  • Does individual have any underlying condition such as sickle cell disease, inflammatory bowel disease, implants and prosthetic devices, malnutrition, or a weakened immune system that may influence the severity of illness or individual's ability to recover? If so, is the underlying condition being addressed in the treatment plan?
  • Has individual experienced any relapse? Is lifelong prophylactic treatment warranted?
  • Has individual been evaluated to rule out the possibility of a carrier state? If so, what measures are being taken to prevent disease transmission?

Source: Medical Disability Advisor






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