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    ICU trachelostomy of 600lbs

    I have a patient who weighs 600lbs actually even more who just got a fresh tracheostomy. The senior nurse wanted to fully turn him to bathe and said it was OK if it dislodged as long as we have an extra trache. He was vent dependent too as well. I didn't want too because my preceptor stated we don't fully turn after a new trache is placed for atleast 6 hours due to risk of bleeding and dislodgement ( This was their policy ib their previous hospital). We don't have any policies. Does anyone have these kind of policies on not turning especially for newly trached patients? My senior nurse was mad cause I didn't want to do it. Thank you.
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    Post code drips

    Sorry new to ICU. So I have a patient post code and they already have levo and epi running and they patient continues to be hypotensive. Can we just run vasopressin? Are levo and epi almost the same? If levo is not working why do we still hang epi? Sorry. Just want to know. Thanks.