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Sedation In Ventilated Dialysis Patients
Simple answer is that it is a medical technology used primarily to provide an artificial replacement for lost kidney function in people with renal failure. Hemodialysis remove wastes and excess water from the blood by circulating blood outside the body through an external filter, called a dialyzer. Blood and dialysate flow through in opposite directions and the ...Read more
For various reasons: There are two main reasons to sedate patients. First is for comfort, having a breathing tube or getting stuck for procedure is uncomfortable and allows patient to tolerate these interventions. A second reason is when patients are critically ill you want to control various physiologic parameters such as breathing and heart rate. We sedate people so we can manipulate these factors. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Bed sores: Yes they can.Get a more detailed answer ›
Do pts on long term mechanical ventilation (at a vent home) have to be sedated during ventilation hrs? If not, why sedated in hospital setting?
Depends on Pt., etc.: Sedation for the ventilated patient is dependent upon the patient (level of cognitive/ physical function and level of anxiety), the pt's comorbidities/active medical problems, and vent mode regardless of the setting. No two patients and their hospital courses are alike. Therefore, sedation and comfort plans should be pt.-specific with frequent assessment for appropriate modification if needed. ...Read more
Well....: First, this is not a LIVE probiotic if it is a dried capsule. The consensus of benefit is only on LIVE culture. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24912386 Vitamin C may cause kidney stones. It is probably helpful in maintaining grafts (in transit, NOT after they are inside someone) but hasnt been shown to do much otherwise http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25599738 ...Read more
Patience/compassion: It is hard to watch a viable adult dwindle in to memory loss as with alzheimer's. Most people who communicate with them have patience, understanding, and can read body language and facial cues. Caregivers remember what these patients liked and how to help them and communicate that to nurses. Art, music, and old pictures reach the long term memories of these patients and that helps. ...Read more
Similar: Pulmonary edema from heart failure is an excess of water in the lungs. The water in drowning itself causes problems as it can contain bacteria and pulls water out of the cells in the lung. The water from heart failure, if removed, has not usually caused an injury to the lung itself. If not removed, it will lead to death. ...Read more
It happens: Pneumonia, heart failure, stroke, & serious injury are some of the more common reasons; it's important to consider the goals of care & realistic expectations. Patients/family/power of attorney should make it clear what level of support they feel is acceptable. It's ok to make comfort a priority & say "no" to the ventilator. It's also ok to say "yes". Best to discuss this before the crisis. ...Read more
Yes they can: No reason not to have cats unless subject or family is allergic to them. ...Read more
Subsequent to heart surgery patients suffers acute renal failure, dialysis done breifly then low b.P occurs now dialys?
They sometimes to be: It depends on the patient's goals of care. Some want to remain as alert as possible and are willing to suffer to remain alert. Others do not but can be managed with pain medications yet remain alert. Others however require higher doses and the only way relief is found is when they are sleeping, in which case "sedation for refractory symptoms" is used when nothing else has worked. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Oncology: Who are the best candidates to receive 24 hour IV chemotherapy in a hospital setting vs. 6 hour out patient? Thank-you.
In Portuguese restaurants,smokers & non-smokers are placed in 2 sections in the same room.Smokers sections are ventilated.Is it safe for non-smokers?
Yes: Inhaling second hand some for a few hours will not cause any problems unless you are particularly sensitive to smoke. ...Read more
Bagging: If performed properly, there is no time limit. ...Read more
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