If your patient has hypoglycemia (blood glucose level under 70 mg/dL), provide a 10-20g carbohydrate. This could be a 4 oz juice or regular soda. See More
Omeprazole and Pantoprazole are Proton Pump Inhibitors used to treat duodenal and gastric ulcers, GERD, and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. HINT: I will take Omeprazole andpray my ulcer pain goes away.
The MOST important side effect to know for BOTH hyperkalemia and hypokalemia is DYSRHYTHMIAS.
Examples ofTransitions in families: birth of child, death in family, divorce, major illness, loss of income.Transitions = time of risk for family.
Chloride (Cl) expected range: 98 - 106 mEq/L
HINT: I like my hot tub chlorinated, with a temperature between 98-106 degrees.
Somogyi phenomenon is MORNING hyperglycemia due to untreated OVERNIGHT hypoglycemia. To prevent Somogyi's phenomenon, provide a bedtime snack and insulin. See More
Expected weight gain during pregnancy: 25-35 pounds. See More
Underweight patients: 28-40 pounds.
Overweight patients: 15-25 pounds.
Sucralfate is a Mucosal Protectant used to treat duodenal ulcers. It reacts with stomach acid to form a thick paste that adheres to ulcers. HINT: Sucralfate gets sucked down into ulcers. See More
Hospice care is focused on palliative care (i.e. symptom management), NOT on curing a disease. See More
Troponin T and I are key cardiac enzymes that become elevated when there is damage to the heart. See More
Tropnin T: Elevated within 2-3 hours, Elevated for 10-14 days.
Troponin I: Elevated within 2-3 hours, Elevated for 7-10 days.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Medications: setron is used for IBS w/diarrhea.
HINT: You might aloe on your backside from all that diarrhea.
Lubiprostone is used for IBS w/consipation.
HINT: Use lubiprostone to "lube up that stone-like stool".
For patients with Diabetes, the goal is to keep their HgbA1C under 7! See More