Don't trust your employer. If they offer a plan, don't be surprised if they suddenly don't contribute to it anymore, or even stop offering completely. Get a good financial advisor and build up your own account. I am facing retirement in a few years and am in trouble because of the recession and the lousy plan the hospital arranged. I can't emphasize the importence of having adequate monies when you are done working.
It shouldn't be used at all. It inhibits platelet aggregation and thromboplastin formation.
"Wound infection requires surgical debridement and appropriate systemic antibiotic therapy. Topical antiseptics are usually avoided because they interfere with wound healing because of cytotoxicity to healing cells." -Emedicine
You'll get lots of arguments, purveyors of witchcraft and voodoo still use it.
I've got an iPod touch and an iPad-There are some apps that will not only translate what you want to say, but actually say the phrase on the device. This doesn't help you understand what they are saying to you easily, but you can tell them to speak simply and it may help. It will be comforting that you are trying to understand them. Polyglotism is here to stay as frustrating as it is.
98 lbs =45kg (rounded)
weight in Kg X (mcg/Kg/min) X 60 min = 45 X 6 X 60 = 20.25(or 20ml/hr)
conc of IV in mcg 800mcg/ml
If you work in most facilities you should know this. To double check yourself call your hospital Pharmacist.
Loop diuretics are given to decrease fluid overload with malfunctioning kidneys and to prevent hyperkalemia. Eventually loops become less and less effective and doses of lasix can be 600mg/day or higher.