Hi, I have a question, I asked a few other people (nurse and pharmacist) but they all told me the same general answer.
My pt. was admitted with c/o chest pain he calls it "chest pressure". He is going for a cardiac cath on Monday. The cardiologist put an order in for D5 in water with 8.45% sodium bicarb. at 150 ml/hour to start on Sunday night, the night before his Cardiac cath.
What is the logic for this? I know it's to fix metabolic acidocis. His labs are not acidotic. and that's the answer everyone keeps saying..."oh it's to fix metabolic acidosis". I can't figure it out. Can anyone please help me figure this out?
He really doesn't have much of a significant history.. arthritis, back pain...
Thanks so much!