acronym: CTB

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    I'm reading an article about hemodynamics. The patient returns CTB. I have googled this and can't find it. I'm sure it's something that will be a 'duh' moment for me.

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    Quote from tokmom
    I'm reading an article about hemodynamics. The patient returns CTB. I have googled this and can't find it. I'm sure it's something that will be a 'duh' moment for me.
    Was it in reference to a test?
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    No, this is what is says:

    Pt is to be dc'd but stated she did not feel right. Pt had c/p and gen. weakness. labs/ekg were neg.
    color pale. VS: 140/70, 88, 16.

    Nurse voices concern, but MD says to dc anyway. What would you do?

    Next box says this: Pt was dc'd and CTB within a few hours. (hubby says Cease To Breath) works for me.

    Rather leaves me hanging here...
    RDormeusrn likes this.
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    Cease to breathe was on the list on that link.....

    Bummer
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    Looks like hubby was correct. Bad for the hypothetical lady though. It leaves me hanging. Anyone what to venture a guess on why? This is suppose to be interactive and since I'm just reading it by myself, I'll interact here.
    xtxrn likes this.
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    Quote from tokmom
    Looks like hubby was correct. Bad for the hypothetical lady though. It leaves me hanging. Anyone what to venture a guess on why? This is suppose to be interactive and since I'm just reading it by myself, I'll interact here.
    You're interacting On the bright side, the nurse didn't have to do the code paperwork
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    Quote from xtxrn
    You're interacting On the bright side, the nurse didn't have to do the code paperwork
    Nope, and I hope the MD got his hypothetical butt sued.
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    Quote from tokmom
    Looks like hubby was correct. Bad for the hypothetical lady though. It leaves me hanging. Anyone what to venture a guess on why? This is suppose to be interactive and since I'm just reading it by myself, I'll interact here.
    PE???

    They don't always have the SOB, cyanosis, etc..... I drove myself to the hospital (5 miles) thinking I was having a heart attack- yeah, I know- not a good idea for that either!!)....I was pink, no SOB, O2 sats ok on RA, ..... I'd had radiating substernal chest "pain" the night before, took 4 baby aspirin and decided to call the doc if I wasn't better in the morning Well, i wasn't better SO, I had 2 cigarettes (yep ), washed my hair, and tried to change to the new license plates on my car (had them, just not on)- but THAT did me in...just propped it up in the back window.

    I got to the ED- they got me in immediately, found inverted t waves on the 12-lead, and started doing tests. Spiral CT showed multiple clots (acute, subacute, and chronic) in all three lobes of my R lung...Hmmmmm....I wanted to know if I could just run home and grab a few things and then get admitted (ok- so I wasn't thinking clearly)....the doc looked at me like I'd just asked to swim to the moon and told me I probably wouldn't live that long. I was there for 17 days waiting for the warfarin to get therapeutic... found a nonspecific hypercoagulopathy.

    My regular labs had been ok- it was the d-dimer and scan that clinched it- so if the lady hadn't had the "textbook" symptoms, a PE is still a possibility


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