Craziest vitals on a person who lived? - page 4

What's the craziest vitals you've seen on someone who lived? I've not seen too many extreme situations, but the ones which stand out for me are: BP - 60/35 - postpartum hemorrhage, recovered... Read More

  1. by   Bubbly26
    Um myself...on my first day of clinical I felt a little lightheaded so my clinical instructor made one of the other students take my blood sugar and it was 45.

    Needless to say, she watched me like a hawk all day and continued to monitor until I was up to normal.
  2. by   gassy2be
    HR 20s, went for a PPM and did fine. Pressures always sustained.

    SBP 40. Patient had a vasovagal response during a sheath removal.

    Bedside glucose of 21. Patient was later transferred to a heart transplant facility, not sure if he's sill alive?

    I think it's obvious what unit I work in
  3. by   ClearBlueOctoberSky
    I have had my BGL drop into the mid 30's when I take my Metformin and then don't eat. I get really, really cranky...well, mean, actually.

    My mom had a GI bleed with a INR of 7. She was dizzy, but had a good BP with the Fire Department. They rolled her into a regular room, she had a large melena stool, and they transferred her directly to the STAR room. Her BP by the time they were able to get the ART line in was 40 SBP. Needless to say, they initiated their Trauma Blood protocol on her, receiving around 7 units, and a month in the hospital.
  4. by   Miiki
    I used to work in the ER so....

    HR - 0
    RR - 0
    SPO2 - Undeterminable
    BP - Undeterminable

    Coded in the ER, resuscitation started promptly.
  5. by   Twinmom06
    Had a pt for the last 2 days in a complete HB - sustained HR in the 40's with several 8 second pauses....kept 1 mg atropine taped to her bed rail and the code cart in front of the door!
  6. by   gassy2be
    Quote from Twinmom06
    Had a pt for the last 2 days in a complete HB - sustained HR in the 40's with several 8 second pauses....kept 1 mg atropine taped to her bed rail and the code cart in front of the door!
    Atropine isn't indicated for complete heart blocks! Perhaps this was before that was known?
  7. by   BuckyBadgerRN
    Not a vital but my mom had been calling her gyn to get an appointnent because of excessive menstrual bleeding. They put her off and off and she finally convinced them she needed to be seen. Hematocrit of 6. Her md was furious at his staff that they hadn't worked her in sooner. He told her if she ever wanted to get in like that again, she was to speak to an rn, not reception, and tell them that lab value.
  8. by   Anna S, RN
    My mother called me, and said her automatic B/P cuff was recording my stepdad's HR as 35.

    I told her to count his carotid pulse, she said she got 35. I told her take him to the ER. He refused, but drove himself to his PCP's office. The doc also got an AP in the 30s. He called an ambulance, and had my step dad direct- admitted. He got a pacemaker that night. His only sx had been feeling tired.
    He;s been fine ever since.
  9. by   blondy2061h
    Quote from BuckyBadgerRN
    Not a vital but my mom had been calling her gyn to get an appointnent because of excessive menstrual bleeding. They put her off and off and she finally convinced them she needed to be seen. Hematocrit of 6. Her md was furious at his staff that they hadn't worked her in sooner. He told her if she ever wanted to get in like that again, she was to speak to an rn, not reception, and tell them that lab value.
    Please tell me her hgb was 6, not hct.

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