Nursing the Cardiac Patient

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DyspnoeaCrackles on auscultationOpen mouth breathingCough* Muffled lung soundsPale or cyanotic mucous membranes Cardiovascular system Muffled heart soundsTachycardiaBradycardiaIrregular rhythm and pulse deficitsGallop rhythm† Murmurs‡ Weak pulsesJugular distension and pulsationSlow CRT CNS…

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Nursing Considerations in the Critical Patient

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Offer food and water (specify type and calculate RER) and record volume ingested as directed/dictated by method of feeding RER, resting energy expenditure. Fluid Balance Many critical patients have an…

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Cardiopulmonary Arrest and Resuscitation

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Early Intervention Most veterinary patients will develop CPA due to progressive systemic illness, trauma or other processes resulting in hospitalisation. The best method to improve survival from CPA is to…

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Nursing the Reproductive Patient

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Attempts at manual removal are limited to puppies and kittens protruding from the vaginal vault. Use of water-based sterile lubricant and gentle traction with fingers is the safest approach. Once…

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Monitoring the Critical Patient

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Table 2.1 Examples of areas that are monitored in critical patients Organ function: Respiratory system Cardiovascular system Central nervous system Urinary system Gastrointestinal system Fluid and electrolyte balance: Hydration status Fluids…

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