For airway I would probably do impaired gas exchange r/t COPD. Also, why were they intubated? Mental status change, blood loss? Good things to know to ensure you're finding the right care plan. Risk for bleeding and risk for infection I agree with.
Carrig RN replied to OnlybyHisgraceRN's topic in Critical
To assess corneal reflexes I start non-invasive and become more invasive if I cannot elicit a response. I start by touching their eyelashes - if they try to blink they have an intact corneal reflex. From there I do saline drops in the eyes and if tha...
Carrig RN replied to IheartICUnursing's topic in Critical
I line up and connect as many 3-way stopcocks as I need for all my pressors and connect them all to the port on the CVL with a 10ml/hr carrier behind them. Everything runs into its own stopcock and the carrier brings then to the pt a little faster.