Hi guys, I am having trouble with deciding whether these IVs should be hanged or not.
Your patient has just returned to the surgical unit from the PACU after gastric resection. Prior to surgery, this patient has a NG tube to low continuous wall suction. The gastric output exceeds 1000mLs per shift. Her Ph is 75. The physician ordered LR at 150 mL an hour. Do you hang it? Why or Why not? If no what would be the correct solution?
I was thinking that you should not hang the solution and hand 0.9 NS. The patient can go into metabolic alkalosis so LR shouldnt be hanged.
A 9 year old patient is admitted to the ER in DKA. This morning the patient fell off his bike striking his head on the curb. He also has a epidural hematoma. The Dr ordered 2.5% dextrose in water to be infused at 50 mL/he. Do you hang it?
I was thinking no because he is already in a DKA state, so infusing that will make it worse. But I dont know what to infuse.