t. Blue Pigtail is an air vent that allows atmospheric air to enter the patient’s stomach so that the tube can float freely, which prevents the NGT from adhering to and damaging the gastric mucosa. 12. What comfort measures are important for A.G. while she has the NGT? u. Provide oral hygiene as necessary or requested (q1hr); Ensure nostrils are clear of dried secretions; Apply lubricant to prevent rubbing/complications; Change positions frequently, but not to pill on the tube; Encourage to report complaints of sore throat, encourage fluid intake if they can have it.
ALLEGRA, Allegra ODT; fexofenadine; Allegra is used to treat the symptoms of seasonal allergies in adults and in children. Ask a doctor or pharmacist before taking Allegra if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have kidney disease. Fruit juices and certain antacids can make it harder for your body to absorb Allegra. There may be other drugs that can affect Allegra. Tell your doctor about all medications you use.
Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) Congestive Heart Failure or CHF is a severe circulatory congestion due to decreased myocardial contractility, which results in the heart’s inability to pump sufficient blood to meet the body’s needs. In general, causes can be classified according to the following: a. Volume overload may cause the right ventricle to hypertrophy to compensate for added volume. b. Pressure overload usually results from an obstructive lesion, such as COA c. Decrease contractility can result from problems such as sever anemia, asphyxia, heart block and acidemia.
Aortic Stenosis |Aortic stenosis is a narrowing of the aortic valve in the heart. This restricts the flow of blood through | |the valve. The left ventricle then needs to contract harder to pump blood into the aorta. Mild narrowing | |may not cause any symptoms. More severe narrowing can cause various symptoms and may lead to heart | |failure.
Reduction of inflammation. Reduction of fever. Decreased incidence of transient ischemic attacks and MI.| List of Uses:|Mild PainFever|Mild PainFever| Side Effects & Contraindications:|Hepatic Failure, hepatotoxicity (Overdose), renal failure, neutropenia, rash, urticarial. Contraindicated: patients with previous hypersensitivity; products containing alcohol, aspartame, saccharin, or tartazine (FDC yellow dye # 5) should be avoided in patients who have hypersensitivity or intolerance to these compounds.|Hepatic Failure, hepatotoxicity (Overdose), renal failure, neutropenia, rash, urticarial.
Running Head: Congestive Heart Failure Kimberly A McCarthy Week 5 Assignment 2 Pathophysiology Congestive Heart Failure September 24, 2014 Running Head: Congestive Heart Failure Congestive Heart Failure Congestive Heart Failure is when the heart is not properly doing its primary function, which is pumping blood efficiently through all four chambers of the heart. The heart is easily recognized as a “pump.” Many people get this confused and assume that Congestive heart failure is when the heart just stops working all together which is false. When the heart is not properly pumping blood, tissues and other body organs are not receiving the amount of blood and oxygen required to properly function. Congestive heart failure will
This affects your circulatory system which includes your heart, kidney, and your brain. When having hypertension or high blood pressure your blood is not circulating the way it should be and that is what causes a person’s diagnosis. The feedback system cannot maintain homeostasis because there is no control over the causes of hypertension/high blood pressure. Once the causes can be controlled then the feedback system will be able to control the homeostasis. The consequences of not maintaining homeostasis balance may be being admitted to the hospital, a heart attack, stroke, aneurism, and possibly could lead to dying.
This means there is a problem with the body’s normal immune system response. In patients with an autoimmune disease, the immune system can’t tell the difference between harmful substances and healthy ones. The result is an overactive immune response that attacks otherwise healthy cells and tissue, leading to chronic inflammation. Lupus is diagnosed through blood test. Lupus is a tricky disease
Treatment usually includes preventing and controlling infections in the lungs, removing mucus from the lungs, preventing and treating intestinal blockage, and providing adequate nutrition. Medications include (1) antibiotics, to treat lung infections, (2) mucus-thinning drugs, helping the patient cough up the mucus, (3) bronchodilator, which helps to keep airways open by relaxing muscles around bronchial tubes, and (4) oral pancreatic enzymes which help the digestive tract absorb nutrients. Patients can also receive chest physical therapy, helping loosen mucus so the patient can cough it up. One of these techniques involves clapping with cupped hands on the front and back of the patient's chest. There are three Mechanical devices that are commonly used to help loosen mucus (1) a chest clapper that mimics the effect of cupped hands clapping over the rib cage, (2) inflatable vest, that is worn around the chest and vibrates at high frequency, and (3) breathing devices, which normally include a tube or mask through which the patient exhales while also performing breathing exercises.