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  • Patient Afib Case Study

    Patient Afib is a 58 year old, Caucasian, married male. The patient has been healthy most of his life with no significant health issues until the beginning of this year. One night, in April of 2016, patient Afib began to experience chest pain, shortness of breath, nausea, and vomiting prompting him to visit the emergency room. Subsequent tests revealed that patient Afib had symptomatic atrial fibrillation. Physicians in the ER stated that patient Afib probably had had atrial fibrillation for a while, but it had been exacerbated for an unknown reason. The emergency room physician advised patient Afib to visit a cardiologist to figure out why the arrhythmia had begun and how to fix it. After consultation with a cardiologist and a sleep study, it was determined that the atrial fibrillation was most likely brought on by sleep apnea. In order to fix this and prevent recurrence of atrial fibrillation patient Afib now implements CPAP nightly. Patient Afib has proven especially hard to treat, requiring multiple medications and procedures in order to stop the arrhythmia and keep him in a normal sinus rhythm. First, patient Afib was prescribed antiarrhythmic agents with no success. In a secondary attempt to get patient Afib into a normal rhythm two cardioversion was preformed and antiarrhythmic agents were administered again. After both cardioversions the patient returned to normal sinus rhythm for a short time, but atrial fibrillation recurred shortly thereafter. In a final attempt,…

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  • Case Study Of Amiodarone (Cordarone)

    Amiodarone (Cordarone). Mr. Borg received amiodarone (Cordarone) 150 mg IV over 10 minutes (15 mg/min), to treat a supraventricular tachyarrhythmia with a ventricular response over 160 beats/minute. Amiodarone (Cordarone) is used to treat life threatening heart rhythm problems called ventricular arrhythmias (Amiodarone (Intravenous Route), 2015). Amiodarone (Cardarone). The physician prescribed amiodarone (Cordarone) 200 mg po qd to help maintain a normal heart rhythm. This medications is used…

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  • Case Study Of Dopamine

    His current medications include metformin (Glucophage), insulin human regular (HumuLIN R), warfarin (Coumadin), furosemide (Lasix), carvedilol (Coreg), captopril (Capoten), potassium (KDur), thiamine (Thiamilate), multi-vitamin (One-A-Day), trazadone (Desyrel), moxifloxicin (Avelox), amiodarone (Cardarone), and a nitroglycerin patch (Nitro-Dur). The ECG revealed that the distal two thirds of the left ventricle were akinetic, and his cardiac catheterization revealed that he had an 80% occlusion…

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  • Essay On Career Move

    receiving my Clinical Nurse II title, on the professional clinical ladder. I accomplished my Clinical Nurse II by completing the nurse residency program and project, working a year on the floor, and participating within a Champion role on the unit. 2. “Describe a stressful situation at work and how you handled it” (Doyle, 2016, para. 6). There was a patient that only had one peripheral intravenous catheter with heparin running continuously. The patient started to have several, long runs of…

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  • Savaysa New Drug Evaluation

    non-inferiority of edoxaban in the treatment of symptomatic venous thromboembolism. Büller HR, Décousus H, Grosso MA, et al. Edoxaban versus warfarin for the treatment of symptomatic venous thromboembolism. N Engl J Med. 2013;369(15):1406-15. Drug Interactions: Anticoagulant/Antiplatelet/Thrombolytic Agents: may enhance the anticoagulant effect of edoxaban to result in an increased risk for bleeding. P-Glycoprotein Inhibitors: May increase serum edoxaban concentrations and result in an…

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  • Atrial Fibrillation Case Study

    rhythm disturbances, and prevention of thromboembolic complications (Grossman & Porth, 2014). The four main classes of rate control agents used in the treatment of AF consist of; beta-blockers (metoprolol, atenolol, propanolol), calcium channel blockers (diltiazem, verapamil), sodium-potasium ATPase inhibitors (digoxin), and class III antiarrhythmic agents such as amiodarone. The beta-blockers, and calcium channel blockers are both effective at rest and during exercise, while digoxin is only…

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  • Importance Of Prevention Of Medication Errors Essay

    One way to prevent medication errors is to make sure that all of your doctors know about every medicine you are taking. It is important that patients bring all of their medications to their doctor’s appointment. Patients need to inform their doctor about their allergies and adverse reactions to medications. When a doctor writes a prescription for a medication make sure that you or the patient can read it. It is vital that the patient ask for information about their medicines in terms you can…

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  • Personal Narrative: A Career As A Father

    of their anxieties and worries. Dr. Hansen continued to educate the parents on shoulder fractures and extended an invitation for them to return if their son’s symptoms worsened. Unlike when I was a firefighter and paramedic, Dr. Hansen was able to take care of these patients every need and I could see how it would be to one-day, confidently ease parents of their distress in the same eloquent way. Beyond the impact of physicians as caretakers, I also understand the important role physicians…

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  • SINU Nurse Reflection Paper

    management of unstable cardiac patients, peripheral vascular disease, congenital heart disease, “Blue Zones”, and 12-lead EKGs. I felt the crash course on how to read EKGs was very helpful. During my second shift in the SINU, one of my patients was intubated and communicated to me by writing notes on a clipboard. I discontinued the arterial line and two infiltrated IV catheters on this patient. I also established an IV access on the first attempt. I had the opportunity to observe this…

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  • Left Ventricular Hypertrophy (ECG)

    mentioned should be started at a low dose and titrated until the symptoms are relieved or side effects occur and require the medication to be switched or stop titration. If the initial monotherapy does not provide benefit, the medication can be discontinued in order to start another of the medication options. Individuals with HCM are at risk for arrhythmias including atrial fibrillation, ventricular premature beats, nonsustained ventricular tachycardia, sustained ventricular tachycardia, and…

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