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Abnormal Pulse Ox is it in the CARDS?
Pulse Oximetry is not always what it seems, and never treat the machine- Always assess the numbers for an underlying cause of the abnormal before an intervention is placed. This stickenote covers underlying causes of Low Pulse Oximetry.
When Having a Big Heart isn’t a Good Thing…Cardiomyopathy
When Having a Big Heart isn’t a Good Thing…Cardiomyopathy In this Study Sheet I cover the difference between cardiomyopathies. Cardiomyopathy is a modeling change of the Hearts Muscle Tissue. There are two conditions Dilated Cardiomyopathy (big floppy heart resulting in weak contractions– or Hypertrophic (big trophy hearts resulting in poorRead More
Al Be as a Sulfur Pencel? Whats Albumin Have to do with it?>
Did you Al be asa Acid Sulfa Pencel I know spelled wrong but theses are the reasons for low albumin or possible reasons. Though Albumin is a chronic Lab since it’s Made in the liver and the half life is 20 days it is usually the true indicator of chronicRead More
Tachycardiac Causes – The Nurses Scribble Notes
Been working on my lectures to put them into videos on my concepts behind the StickEnotes. Here is Tachycardia
This is Spinal Tap!
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Orthostatics isn’t always Dehydration 20/10/10!
In this StickEnote I cover 20/10/10 Orthostatic Symptoms related to medications. Since Orthostatics are generally used to check fluid status we need to be aware of certain medications that also cause orthostatic medications like SAND FAN! The patient starts off lying where blood pressure is taken, then moved to sittingRead More
Magnesium Usually Low and these may be the meds!
Magnesium is absorbed in the small intestines, with the rest excreted by the kidneys. Magnesium has a direct relationship with Calcium and phosphorus. Meaning if they are calcium or phosphorus is low the magnesium is down as well. Magnesium deficiency is the most likely on inpatient admissions due to nutritionRead More