# Question dilema

Last edit by suzanne4 on Sep 8, '06
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3. #1 does not say that the laceration is bleeding. Go with the facts.
4. A leaking CSF is more life-threatening than a 2 inch laceration. Bleeding is NOT ALWAYS the priority. You should first analyze and know the situation before you decide for an anwer and not just stick that BLEEDING is ALWAYS the priority.
5. Bingo that's why. You NEVER read into the question. Go ONLY by what the question states, if it says laceration, it doesn't have to be bleeding, or even new for that matter, because it didn't say so.
6. Yipeeeeee to the 2 above posters, do not read into the question.
Last edit by RNKay31 on Sep 9, '06
7. I also have a question. If you were given a list of the pts' I&O and were asked to compute for the input, do you subtract the output from the total input, or is the sum of the input enough? In the Q&A book I answered, you don't subtract the output, but in school, I was taught to subtract the output . Which is which? And exactly how many ml is there in a jar of juice, for instance? Is there a standard measurement for that?
8. Just to appropriately answer the question: Leakign fluid from the eye is not CSF, but vitreous humor and loss of eyesight can occur..........or may have already done so. That is the major emergency here, not a laceration, even if the laceration were bleeding, the eye would be the first to be treated.

When calculating I/O, you give both number and what the difference is. They may be even such as 1150 in and 1150 out, which would give you a net of zero, but if truly nothing in all day and nothing out, then you have more serious porblems to worry about.

Always give intake and output, as well as the net amount. You will always be correct this way.

Juice containers are always labeled if they come from the manufacturer. Just seen what the label says, some are 4 ounces and some can be 6 ounces. Jello is usually 120 ml, again best is to check with where you are working...............