Dx Help: DM vs. DKA? - page 2
For starters, hello everyone! This is my first post on here (though I have spent much time stalking the site for answers throughout my 14 months of nursing school so far LOL) Well I am now in the... Read More
Aug 13, '12Quote from Nursing_MamacitaUnquestionably, someone has done their homework, you should be proud therefore, I shall wish you the very best in all of your future endeavors in your nursing career.....Aloha~By the way, here is what I went with:
1.) Deficient Fluid Volume
a. monitor VS: noting orthostatic BP changes, respiratory pattern, RR & quality, peripheral pulse quality
b. measure strict I&O
c. administer 0.9% NS as ordered
2.) Unstable Blood Glucose
a. perform blood glucose testing as ordered
b. administer fast acting insulin if indicated as ordered
c. monitor labs (i.e serum glucose, acetone, k, pH, HCO3-)
3.) Risk for Injury
a. follow facility protocol for safety measures (i.e bed in lowest position, call bell within reach, etc)
b. assess LOC qh; orient as needed
c. appoint sitter as necessary (SO, family member, volunteer)
Aug 13, '12I know I am late to the party.....nice job! Remember fluid and electrolytes and where the K is going to go while you replace the fluid and correct the glucose....your potassium will plummet giveing rise to arrythmias.
Aug 14, '12Quote from Nursing_MamacitaNot to be a cynical jerk, but whenever I have DKA pt's it is almost always a non-compliant diabetic. Sometimes after a drinking binge, sometimes just refuse to acknowledge that diabetes affects them.Hello hey_suz!
The summary of the simulation client:
36 y/o male
Presents to ED confused and agitated
Dx'd with DM I 12 months prior
48 U of insulin daily
Had "the flu" for 5 days with nausea, vomitting and anorexia
Stopped taking insulin 2 days ago because he was not eating
Sorry, long night, ha
Aug 17, '12Hey everyone! Quick follow up!
I did really well in my simulation lab! All went smoothly and my instructor was pleased with my interventions! Thank you all for your help. Your responses were not in vain
Aug 17, '12Hey Nursing_mamacita, thanks for coming back with an update! Congratulations! You have great critical thinking skills.
Aug 18, '12Congratulations
Hey Nursing_mamacita, thanks for coming back with an update! Congratulations! You have great critical thinking skills.