Quote from cpeubob
[font=Arial Narrow]I appreciate your response and I don't want to appear clueless but :
[font=Arial Narrow]CK = 290 CKMB = 7.30 ratio = ? is it as simple as 290 divided by 7.30 ?
[font=Arial Narrow]We don't get elevated Troponins on the floor they go to the unit, we also don't get EKG changes on the floor. I just want to have a clear understanding of this ratio information to be able to demonstrate more competence.
Gee, I may need some education myself here, but usually when I see a normal trop and an elevated CKMB, my first thought is that the patient has either fallen or done a lot of coughing in the past few days.
I'm not sure I understand what the significance of the CK to CKMB ratio is. All of our patients are ordered "Cardiac enzymes q8h X3" which includes the CK, CKMB, and troponin, so I guess I don't understand the question.
But I'm certainly willing to learn anything new.
Last edit by Angie O'Plasty, RN on Feb 14, '05