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  1. Question about an interesting case
    "More likely she failed exutbation as a result of the aspiration PNA and what ever caused her to aspirate in the beginning . They were afraid, or she couldn't, protect her airway." Can you explain...
    Mar 26
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  2. Question about an interesting case
    Not sure what all they tried because I didn't find that in the report and the nurses didn't know. I don't know how she aspirated, but I was told when she was extubated she developed strider and was...
    Mar 26
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  3. Question about an interesting case
    I had a patient the other day who was admitted with aspiration pneumonia and had to be intubated. After several days on the vent she was weaned and that is when it became evident that her airway was...
    Mar 24
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  4. Understanding electrolye imbalances when it comes to excess fluid volume
    I am having trouble understanding this. I have had several patients where they had severe electrolyte deficiencies and also low RBC, Hgb/Hct. My last patient had this issue after receiving a 3L bolus...
    Nov 21, '13
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  5. Help with prioritizing & outcome
    Hey guys. It has been a while since I've needed some help, but I'm having a little bit of a problem deciding what i should be focusing on with my patient. He has a UTI and kidney stones (staghorn)...
    Nov 7, '13
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  6. Fluid volume deficit??
    This is also what my instructor was saying. But since her current problems could affect kidney function I included it in my POC.
    Sep 24, '13
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  7. Fluid volume deficit??
    Well I just finished GI lecture and man do I wish we had went over this last week. It definitely explained a lot and could have saved me a lot of time. But I'm just happy I can understand most of wht...
    Sep 23, '13
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  8. Fluid volume deficit??
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts. All of you have been very helpful in helping me understand this patient better
    Sep 22, '13
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  9. Fluid volume deficit??
    Thanks for the post
    Sep 21, '13
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  10. Fluid volume deficit??
    Like when a transfusion would be ordered.
    Sep 20, '13
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  11. Fluid volume deficit??
    Ok so I had all of these and some others, but didn't know about the cap refill not being good indicator with this. Also didn't have orthostatic hypotension. Thanks for sharing what u know about...
    Sep 20, '13
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  12. Fluid volume deficit??
    Well I have included interventions for ineffective breathing pattern, ineffective airway clearance, acute pain, fluid volume deficit, ineffective renal perfusion, an decreased cardiac output. When I...
    Sep 20, '13
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  13. Fluid volume deficit??
    Something else I thought of...her Calcium was 7.4. Wouldn't this contribute to blood loss? Is this level not low enough to be treated? She was on electrolyte protocol, but the nurse didn't pull any...
    Sep 19, '13
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  14. Fluid volume deficit??
    I did look loculated pleural effusion up and found that it was fluid build up in pleura divided into compartments. In the chart I read something about the thoracotomy involving scraping of something,...
    Sep 19, '13
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  15. Fluid volume deficit??
    I did look loculated pleural effusion up and found that it was fluid build up in pleura divided into compartments. In the chart I read something about the thoracotomy involving scraping of something,...
    Sep 19, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  16. Fluid volume deficit??
    Oh ok. No there wasn't anything in her chart that explained tht. My instructor reviewed it with me and said that they were not sure what caused it, but possibly another mass.
    Sep 19, '13
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  17. Figuring out right diagnosis for Pleural effusion
    Ok. Thank you. Ineffective breathing pattern definitely makes more sense. I guess impaired gas exchange is more of a risk for. Maybe that's what my instructor meant. Not sure though.
    Sep 19, '13
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  18. Fluid volume deficit??
    Oh and she was not a dialysis patient. And I thought loculated meant the fluid had divided into compartments.
    Sep 19, '13
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  19. Fluid volume deficit??
    Wow overflow of information here, but thank you. I need to read this slowly and think about each and every little thing you have mentioned. I don't fully understand ckd, because we haven't studied it...
    Sep 19, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  20. Figuring out right diagnosis for Pleural effusion
    Well I am. My instructor said impaired gas exchange and I understand why. I just want to include interventions for the other as well.
    Sep 19, '13
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  21. Fluid volume deficit??
    I'm trying to figure out what my second diagnosis for this patient should be. Based on the information I gathered and assessment data I think that fluid volume deficit should be used. But not sure...
    Sep 19, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  22. Figuring out right diagnosis for Pleural effusion
    This was my patient's diagnosis this week. I know that it could be impaired gas exchange or ineffective breathing pattern due to the fluid build up making it difficult for the lungs to expand. But I...
    Sep 19, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  23. More confusion about abnormal labs
    I know anemia could cause low H&H but wouldn't his iron levels be low? Unless it were pernicious anemia and then his b12 and folic acid would be low as well and they were not.
    Sep 19, '13
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  24. More confusion about abnormal labs
    Ok so I get that H&H would be decreased if there is blood loss. But if the high bun/creatinine is due to dehydration then wouldn't the H&H increase?
    Sep 19, '13
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  25. Please help.....Diagnosis for DVT risk
    Well thank you. I was hoping I wasn't crazy :) at least I am understanding this
    Sep 18, '13
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