I'm a third year nursing student and just started a new clinical yesterday. We only got one patient for the first day, and my first lady was a 70 year old with a possible small bowel obstruction- they're not entirely sure why. Midway through her day her physician changed all of the meds she was on- she was placed on diavol and septra and for the life of me I can't figure out WHY. I didn't ask about the drugs as I was not going to be giving them and I was leaving in 30 mins and had other catch-up things to do (first day in a new hospital, lets just say I was mega lost- I couldn't even find the med room!) Additional health info: she's diabetic, had breast cancer 15+ years ago. Meds she's taking: Humulin N + R and pantoloc.That's it, that's all. At first I thought that maybe they were trying to cover as many bases as possible as they're not entirely sure about the small bowel obstruction- septra would get a lot of gram positive and gram negative bacterias, would it not? But I'm really not sure at all and I still really don't get the dioval.
Sep 23, '07
was she on estrogen replacement therapy po? if so, perhaps, now that she is npo, they are simply replacing that with IM?