Bradycardia

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  • Free Narrative Essays: Why Is Ethan Blue?

    Picture this… You are in 8th grade running around at basketball practice going through your drills when you look around and realize that one of your teammates is not at practice. You think to yourself that it is really weird because he never misses practice. That’s the last you really question it until you hear the gymnasium doors swing open. You look over to the doors and see your teammate walk through the door. You see he has wires hooked up to his chest and connected to a machine. You over hear coach yell, “What the hell is wrong with you Ethan?” This was reality for 8th grade Ethan Thompson following a visit to the hospital after a series of sicknesses. Up until this point everyone had only seen Ethan as Ethan, but now everyone saw Ethan as some sort of robot. In the moment, the coaches and players didn’t realize that their brains were making quick judgements of the situation and sometimes you must doubt what your brains tells you to think, do, or say. Ethan is now 16 he lives with his mom, dad, and little brother, William, in New Richmond Wisconsin. Ethan attends New Richmond High School as a full-time student who is in the middle of his sophomore year. As a child Ethan dreamed of being a Doctor, but now Ethan wants to pursue a job in a sports related field. He loves to play sports including baseball, basketball, and football. When Ethan was born, his mom was a teen mom having Ethan at the age of 16. Ethan’s mom, Val, remembers knowing something was different about her…

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  • Cardiac Arrhythmia Essay

    Cardiac Dysrhythmia Cardiac Dysrhythmia also known as cardiac arrhythmia is a group of of conditions where the heartbeat is irregular and or too fast or too slow. Tachycardia is known as a heart rate that is over 100 beats per minute for adults ,while Bradycardia is too slow with below 60 beats per minute. Majority of arrhythmia issues are not serious, but some predispose one to complications like heart failure or a stroke. Arrhythmia are the leading cause of sudden cardiac death, with 400,000…

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  • Case Study: Respiratory Rate

    even in ventilated infants. It has also been established that there occurs a significantly high stability soon after the onset of Kangaroo mother care. Although there are some apparent variations, RR responses do not exceed the clinically acceptable ranges and as such, have not triggered any physiologic compromise; consequently, kangaroo mother care is safe in regard to its impact on respirations (Susan, 2013). Clinical condition 3: Apneas and Bradycardias Baby has the following: 2 weeks old;…

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  • Myxedema Pharma Case Study

    experiencing an altered mental state, which is present in all patients presenting with myxedema coma, due to decreased oxygen levels and cardiac output (3). This is a result of the body’s response to decompensate after initiating prolonged compensatory mechanisms, such as vasoconstriction and central shunting (1). This accounts for the patient’s bradycardia and hypotension. Furthermore, hypothyroidism has been linked as a cause of anaemia and proved to often be the first symptom (4). The…

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  • Electrocardiogram Test Lab Report

    - The purpose of the Electrocardiogram test is to monitor and measure the quantity and quality of the electrical rhythm of the heart. Understanding the electrical rhythms of the heart is important because your heart's electrical system controls the timing of your heartbeat and you would have to understand how the electrical rhythm of the heart should be to know what problems may be occurring. There are three common variables that are encountered in an electrocardiogram which are the direction…

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  • Atropine Research Paper

    Like every drug, atropine has side effects. Common side effects that atropine causes are dry mouth, blurred vison, urinary retention, tachycardia, constipation, hyper/hypotension, convulsions, fatigue, headaches and increased intraocular pressure. For emergency uses, the doses needed to treat an adult patient with symptomatic bradycardia would be 0.5-1.0 mg IV, 2 mg ET. It may be repeated every 3-5 mins up to 3.0 mg. The dosage needed to treat or restore cardiac function in bradyasystolic…

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  • Puffer Fish Case Study

    Summary of case study This case study describes patient Dr. Westwood. Dr. Westwood started to show symptoms within an hour after he ate puffer fish and rice for dinner. Patient felt numbness in his lips and tongue, which spread on his face and neck. After that he started to feel pains in his stomach and throat, patient started to feel nauseas and later severe vomiting started. In spite of difficulty communicating due to numbness patient was able to call ambulance and was delivered to ED. By…

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  • Supreme Court Case: Marshall Vs. Johnston

    Johnston concerns the birth of Cassidy Ediger. Due to complications, Dr. William Johnston, had decided to deliver her with a forceps procedure (para. 4). Johnston had failed to notify Cassidy 's mother of the procedure 's possible risks, which include fetal bradycardia (para. 5). He had also failed to ascertain that staff was available to provide an emergency C-section if the forceps failed (para. 6). Partway through the procedure, Johnston changed his mind in favour of a C-section (paras. 7-8).…

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  • Personal Narrative: Level 5-Day Old Baby Girl

    During my last clinical day, I was in the level 2 nursery and I worked with a 33 week and 5-day old baby girl who was born at 27 weeks. She was the result of a spontaneous placental abruption and had recently graduated from the level three nursery in First Hill. Meaghan was the nurse who I worked with and she was absolutely amazing. She had a diverse background in level two nursery care and worked in many different hospitals through her travel nursing carrier. She was up to date on evidenced…

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  • Case Study: Dexmedetomidine Vs. Granisetron

    patient and surgeon during spinal anesthesia. In this prospective, randomized, double blinded study we compared the efficacy of Dexmedetomidine versus Granisetron for control of post spinal shivering. Methods: study was conducted on 120 patients, ASA I-III, of either sex, aged 18–60 years, scheduled for elective lower abdominal and lower abdominal surgeries under spinal anesthesia. Response rate, time taken for control of shivering, recurrence rate, and adverse effects were recorded. Results:…

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