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How Do Aides Deal With The Agitation Of A Stroke Patient
Often inappropriatly: Agitation in a stroke pt may have many causes ranging in some uncommunicable physical discomfort to structural problems related to stroke damage.Very often medications are requested as primary intervention when in reality checking for simplemeasures such as repositioning , oain etc should be first searched for. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What happens if a patient is on massive drips of fentanyl ativan (lorazepam) & propofol & still shows signs of agitation, hypetensive,?
Tolerance varies: Assume you are talking about a pt in ICU, who is receiving sedation to help tolerate being on a ventilator. Every pt is different--some need much more than others, depending on age, severity of disease, pain level, etc. Intensive care physicians are experts at managing sedation to optimize pt comfort and BP. Sometimes it can take time to reach an ideal balance of meds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ventilated pneumonia patient needs antipsychotic med's before extubating. How to make med's work quicker than 2 wks? Agitation prevents extubation.
No definite answer: Many critically ill patients suffer from delirium. The exact cause of this ICU delirium is not understood, at times metabolic problems such as kidney or liver failure, or side effects from other medications play an important role, but sometimes no cause is identified. In that situation a number of drugs can be tried, including antipsychotics, but there is no definite evidence of any specific rx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good chance!: Lorazepam can cause confusion which can cause agitation and sleeplessness (even though it is normally sedating). A good thing to stop using by a lot of people! But it has to be tapered slowly and carefully if a person has been on it for a long time or withdrawal can cause confusion, agitation, sleeplessness and seizures! The are other causes of confusion as well. See doc to sort out. ...Read more
Stroke: Not necessarily in ICU , if unstable certainly patient goes to icu. ...Read more
Stroke: You have to be more specific - sabotage? Sounds like "goldfinger" is out to get you and only "james bond" can help. If you mean not covered by insurance - then this is becoming a reality with new healthcare these days. As stroke patient are regarded as not economically viable to society and hence dollars are not spent on them. Its rationed care-the new order of the day. ...Read more
Cancer stroke: There is higher risk for stroke in cancer pt due to relative hypercouglable state of cancer. Depending on chemo agent they can increase risk for strokes. Don't get caught too much on this. Talk to doctors and oncologists about your particular cancer and treatments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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