Hello, I am on NEURO, ICU, and ER this quarter. I was wondering if anyone had any input on what they see diagnosed the most between these floors, and I understand that there is a variety of Dx that a part of each of the listed units. During this rotation I have to chose a patient that I am caring for and write out a C-map. This includes what to assess/observe, meds that contribute to the condition and any labs/tests. The first day, the patient was on NEURO r/t a stroke. I didnt have much time to firgure anything out. But I am trying now to prepare ahead of time and see what types of meds, labs, test contribute to stroke, so that I have a basis to go from the next time I am in clinical. I know that a lot of this is just learned material, but I am having a hard time putting two and two together. So, what Im asking is if anyone has some input in how conditions deteriorate or what things to keep in mind when looking at critical conditions... I just want to see some brainstorming on how others think that are actually out in the field.
Any helpful stories would be of interest!