Thrombolytic Meds

by Cathy Parkes November 25, 2019

Thrombolytic meds include: alteplase, reteplase (many end in -plase). If you are trying to break up a clot, you have come to the rightPLACE!
Key risk is BLEEDING! Implement bleeding precautions.

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Ostomy Patient Teaching
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by Cathy Parkes September 15, 2020

Ostomy patient teaching: 
  • Cut opening in skin barrier ≤ 1/8" bigger than the measured stoma size to prevent skin damage from contact with ostomy output.
  • Assess stoma regularly - should be pink/moist. Pale/blue stoma indicates ischemia.
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by Cathy Parkes September 13, 2020

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