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  1. Do we give dextrose before insulin or vice versa when treating hyperkalemia? I'm a baby nurse and I remember my preceptor telling me something like this but I forgot. Something about you could tank the patient if one is given before the other. Thanks...
  2. Hi All, I have a quick insulin scenario that I need help understanding. I am a student nurse currently working my gero rotation. I had a patient who is Type 1 diabetic with severe depression. Lunch is served at 12pm and I tested her BS at 11:15am. BS...
  3. I am not familiar with these terms, I do know that R mean regular insulin, which I believe is short acting? Don't know about the rest.
  4. I have asked this same question many times to my coworkers but there is never a straight answer. They are concerned about the pt having a hypoglycemic episode overnight since the novolog acts faster, and many times the pt doesn't want to eat somethin...
  5. Insulin drips patients on L&D

    Does this occur in your facility? Is this common or are they transferred to ICU? What is your facilities policy regarding pregnant patients needing insulin drips?
  6. Hello to you all, first of all excuse any mistake cause I am not a native speaker of the English language. I study paramedics and currently I am on my first year. So, we had a conversation at class about IV infusions and our teacher told us to NEVER ...
  7. Drugs To Give/Not Give Before Dialysis

    I work nights on a medical unit, and we have several hemodialysis patients at any given tits; I'm charged with getting this patient set up for breakfast and ready to go to HD between 0600 and 0700. My unit has an ongoing debate/confusion about which ...
  8. IV Insulin and Cardizem

    Pt only has 1 IV currently. Insulin gtt infusing. Can another compatible medication be Y'd into this Insulin tubing? Same scenario, but Cardizem infusing (instead of Insulin). Can another compatible med be Y'd into the Cardizem? I overheard a nurse...
  9. Back Up for Insulin Injections

    Hello! I work at a middle school. We have a student who is Type I diabetic and takes insulin via an injection pulled up from an insulin pen (not with the pen needle...parent's don't trust the pens). He has a 504 outlining his medical accommodations. ...
  10. 'Runaway' IV of 50% dextrose?

    One patient had a ‘runaway’ IV of 50% dextrose. To prevent temporary excess of insulin or transient hyperinsulin reaction what solution you prepare in anticipation of the doctor’s order? A. Any IV solution available to KVO B. Isotonic solution C. Hyp...
  11. Insulin error

    Today, I was notified by the manager of another floor (a floor that I occasionally float to), that I had been involved in a patient safety issue and they wanted to talk to me about it long story short, a diabetic patient was admitted from the emergen...