Weird Miscellaneous Stuff

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Weird Miscellaneous Stuff
2013-11-02 20:24:39

Weird Miscellaneous Stuff
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  1. Rifampin
    (for TB)
    Rust/orange/red urine and body fluids
  2. Pyridium
    (for bladder infection)
    Orange/red/pink urine
  3. Glasgow Coma Scale
    <8 = coma
  4. Myesthenia Gravis

    Myesthenic Crisis
    • Weakness with change in vitals
    • (give more meds)
  5. Cholinergic Crisis
    • Weakness with no change in vitals
    • (reduce meds)
  6. Diabetic Coma vs. Insulin Shock
    • Give glucose first –
    • If no help, give insulin
  7. Fruity Breath
    Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  8. If it comes out of your ass
    it’s Acidosis
  9. Vomiting
  10. Skin Tastes Salty
    Cystic Fibrosis
  11. Lipitor (statins) in PMs only
    No grapefruit juice
  12. Stroke
    • Tongue points toward side of lesion (paralysis),
    • Uvula deviates away from the side of lesion (paralysis)
  13. after first ACE Inhibitor dose
    Stay in bed for 3 hours
  14. Ca++ Channel Blockers
    Avoid Grapefruit juice
  15. Anthrax
    Multi-vector biohazard
  16. Pulmonary air embolism prevention
    Trendelenburg (HOB down) + on left side (to trap air in right side of heart)
  17. Head Trauma and Seizures
    Maintain airway = primary concern
  18. Peptic Ulcers
    • Feed a Duodenal Ulcer (pain relieved by food)
    • Starve a gastric ulcer
  19. Acute Pancreatitis
    • Fetal position,
    • Bluish discoloration of flanks (Turner’s Sign),
    • Bluish discoloration of pericumbelical region (Cullen’s Sign),
    • Board like abdomen with guarding …
    • Self digestion of pancreas by trypsin
  20. Hold tube feeding if residual
  21. Gullain-Barre Syndrome
    Weakness progresses from legs upward – Resp arrest
  22. Trough draw
    ~30 min before scheduled administration
  23. Peak Draw
    30-60 min after drug administration.