Can someone explain what exactly this entails? I'm a new grad fresh off orientation (2 months) and had a pt with this condition last noc. He also had a hx of CHF and had NS running at 200/hr. I was really nervous about the fluid rate since he did have CHF and his output (he had a Foley) was only 475mL my entire 12 hr shift. I assessed his lung sounds q2° because I was afraid of fluid overload. His lungs remained clear throughout my shift, thank God, but I'm just curious, is that a normal fluid rate for someone with rhabdo and a hx of CHF?
I discussed it with my CN and she just said to keep a close eye on his lung sounds, but didn't really offer any more insight into the disease process.
I work again tonight and more than likely will have this pt again. I just want to know more about what else I should be on the lookout for since this is the first time I've had this type of pt.