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    I feel like since it's been 3 months since the injury there should be and should have been some measurement of the swelling.

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    How do you measure swelling? I had a patient with a crushed foot injury and at post 3 months the foot was still very swollen, 2x's the size of the other foot. I did not feel right to document edema as it was not edema but rather, inflammatory swelling. I was able to put very little pressure on the foot which showed no pitting.

    I ended up measuring each foots circumfrence and noting the difference. This was very difficult for the patient to tolerate as the skin is still quite sensative.

    Just wondering if there is a more standard way to document foot swelling.

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    Could you explain a bit more?

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    I need some help understanding the Na/K pump and the relation between hypomagnesemia and potassium levels.

    The Na/K pump requires Mag to activate. If a person has a low magnesium level the K will not get to the cells but will sit in the intravasuclar space then the kidneys will excrete the excess K, correct?

    If that is correct than the labs would show a normal K level right?

    The person would be low on needed potassium in the cells but the labs would not show that. One would just assume the intracellular K is low due to the low mag level? or is this when a RBC potassium test would be done? Any other test to find out? Are the signs and symptoms of low intracellular potassium the same as low serum potassium?

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    How faint is positive? Anyone have experiience with this? We had a very faint line today. A few staff said positive and a few said negative. I could not see the line at all. The sample was sent to the lab for further analysis and came back positive.

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    Try Covance in Dallas.

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    Try Covance. There are a number of locations in the US.

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    I know this is an old topic but it came up in a patho class that I am taking and I thought I did understand but after reading these posts, I am questioning myself.

    I find if I pee before I exercise(stress). That I can get through an hour and a half and not have to pee, even while drinking lots of water.

    Now if I had a full bladder then exercised, I am not sure how that would work out. But it got me thinking.

    ADH and aldosterone retain water and sodium so that we do not become dehydrated(Fight or flight response). Blood flow to our kidney decreases. Maybe if one has a full bladder then gets stressed the bladder muscles just let go.

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    Covance Labs may have research nurse positions available. Covance is located on the east side of Madison.

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    did you pass?

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    Just academically speaking, thanks.

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    Can someone explain what blood type has to do with Rh. I totally understand that if the mother is Rh- and baby is Rh+ then mother needs Rhogam but every once in awhile I read things about Type O blood and I have no idea what blood type has to do with it.

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    Thanks for all the great info. This is a great review for my Exit Hesi.

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    I think the new grad program at UW that starts in January is only for BSN's.

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    Any suggestions of where to apply in the Madison area for a new ADN grad. I have been denied on every application I have turned in to the 4 Madison hospitals - UW, St. Mary's, Meriter and the VA. I have applied to the hospitals in Stoughton, Columbus and Watertown.

    I would prefer to work in a hospital but since I am not having much luck there, I was wondering if anyone had suggestions of other positions like companies that need a nurse on site, school nurse, home health etc.

    :thnkg:. . . . . Thanks!!


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