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What should Pt do during insertion of a central venous catheter?
Symptoms of alcohol withdrawal?
- Startles easily
- Increased pulse
What is an indication that Pt with Type I diabetes is not rotating injection sites?
Glucose levels rise temporarily due to poor absorption
What is Phalen's maneuver?
- Place back of hands together and bend both wrists at same time
- Produces paresthesia of the median nerve distribution within 60 seconds
- Indicates carpal tunnel syndrome
What is normal urine specific gravity?
1.010 to 1.030
What lab value is most important to review for a Pt with acute renal failure?
Urine specific gravity
When getting ready for a procedure take care of the _________ first?
What is myasthenia gravis?
Immune system produces antibodies that block/destroy muscle receptor sites for acetylcholine. Muscles receive fewer nerve signals resulting in weakness
Signs and symptoms of myasthenia gravis?
- Muscular weakness produced by repeated movement (disappears following rest)
- Impaired speech
- Respiratory distress
Signs and symptoms of TB?
- Low grade fever
- Night sweats
- Weight loss
What is Reglan used for?
- To prevent nausea/vomiting from surgery/chemo
- Relieve symptoms of slow stomach emptying
What is aminophylline (Truphylline) used for?
It's a bronchodilator
What are the side effects of aminophylline (Truphylline)?
- Confusion (toxic)
- Headache (toxic)
- Seizures (toxic)
What side effects can occur from a thyroidectomy?
- Respiratory distress
- Thyroid storm
What symptoms can a calcium imbalance cause?
- Hand tremors
- Facial twitching
What is catopril (Capoten) used for?
ACE Inhibitor used to treat HTTN
What are some of the side effects of catopril (Capoten)?
- Taste disturbances
At what time of day should levothyroxine (Synthroid) be given and why?
Morning to prevent insomnia
What would the expected fetal heart rate pattern be for a fetus who's mother just received IV morphine?
What causes early decelerations?
Fetal head compression during a contraction (Occur before peak of contraction)
What causes late decelerations?
Uteroplacental insufficiency (Occur after peak of contraction)
What causes variable decelerations?
Cord compression (Occur any time during contraction)
What is ethacrynic acid (Edecrin) used for?
What are the dietary needs/modifications of a Pt with dumping syndrome?
- Decreased carb intake
- Eat smaller meals more frequently
- Lie down after eating
- Avoid fluids with meals
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