Interpreting Lab Values and Drug Legislation

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Interpreting Lab Values and Drug Legislation
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2011-02-04 00:17:18
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  1. If the BUN is above 20, but creatinine is within 0.6-1.2 (normal ranges), what does this indicate?
    dehydration
  2. a post op patient's BUN is below 10, what does this indicate?
    Over hydration
  3. What is the normal CO2 level?
    35-45
  4. If a pt's hemoglobin is below 13, what does this indicate?
    anemia
  5. What is the normal hemoglobin level
    13-15
  6. The normal glucose level is
    70-110
  7. Normal Hematocrit (volume of RBC packed in a given amt of blood)
    35-45
  8. Normal Platelet Level?
    150,000-450,000
  9. What causes the platelet level to be below 150,000
    malnourishments, chemotherapy
  10. Controlled substances act
    established DEA to be responsible for the safe distribution and control of potentially addictive drugs
  11. Food and Drug Administration Modernization act
    must inform pts 6 months prior to discontinuing a drug
  12. Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act
    • first legislation to regulate drug safety
    • drugs must undergo testing
  13. FDA Amendments act
    requires post marketing safety studies, drug label must include safety info, and restrict distribution if unsafe
  14. What is the most reliable way to objectively assess drugs?
    Randomized controlled trial

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