Evaluation Of A Non Rebreather Mask

866 WordsJul 2, 20164 Pages
On admission to ICU, the patient should be positioned in fowler 's position, vital signs checked, oxygen is very important since her saturation is 82%. A non-rebreather mask is advisable at this time. Reassurance is very important to calm the patient and the plan of care explained to allay anxiety, calm the patient and ease breathing. Cardiac activities should be monitored continuously in every 10 to 15 minutes with pulse oxymeter, IV assess initiated, medications Beta blockers (Lopressor), Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors (Vasotec), diuretics (Lasix), and Morphine Sulphate giving. Laboratory work should be done such as levels of electrolyte, serum creatinine levels, weight and fluid balance. Other serum tests such as BNP, liver function, D-dimer, and CBC should also be done. Telemetry monitoring maintained continued for 24-48 hours after entrance into ICU. Signs and symptoms of congestion should also be monitored daily, intake and output, weight, if there is fluid restriction it should be adhered to, and diet should be according to dietician order such as 2g sodium and no added salt, turn and repositioned to avoid tissue breakdown, exercise according to patient tolerance. Rationale for Administration of all the medications IV Furosemide (Lasix) is a Diuretics. Often called water pills. diuretics make someone to urinate more frequently and keeps fluid from collecting in the body. It helps to decrease fluid in the lungs so that the individual can breathe
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