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    Grade Insurance The article I chose for my grade insurance paper is “Albuterol and Insulin therapy in hemodialysis patients. http://www.nature.com/ki/journal/v38/n5/index.html. The reason I chose this article is because we have been going over potassium and action potential in class I have been extremely interested in potassium, part of this is because hyperkalemia is one of the few electrolyte imbalances we can start treatment for in a pre-hospital setting. The article was very informative and allowed me a new learning opportunity, it was fun to learn that some of the physiological process behind the treatment of hyperkalemia expanded into other physiological process such as glucose management and metabolic cycles. The hypothesis for this…

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    Hyperkalemia Case Study

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    A trauma patient sustains a crush injury and rapidly develops hyperkalemia. Which of the following treatments primarily acts to neutralize the effects of hyperkalemia on the cellular membrane? A: Insulin and glucose • This combination can be used to treat hyperkalemia however it does not work on the cellular membrane. Insulin lowers the serum potassium concentration by forcing the potassium back into the cell. This is done by enhancing the activity of the Na-K pump. The reason glucose is also…

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    terrible (in hypokalemia ) or less bad (in hyperkalemia) . This impacts the excitability of electrically energetic tissues. ok+ intake is not substantially regulated. After uptake of big amount of k+ is the maximum of it is under the have an impact on of insulin moved from the blood into the cells (approximately eighty %), from in which it is slowly launched and eliminated via the kidneys. The transfer of ok+ into cells is prompted with the aid of different factors: 1 ) extended EC…

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    Lack Of Potassium Essay

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    the human body. Potassium is very important electrolyte in our bodies; it helps with cell development and also plays a role in the electrical system of our body. A major organ affected by potassium is the heart. Potassium helps regulate our heart rate and rhythm. Too much or too little could cause an arrhythmia which is an abnormal heart rhythm. According to the Mayo Clinic, a normal range for potassium is between 3.6 and 5.2 millimoles per liter of blood. Having too much potassium in the blood…

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    suffering from post streptococcal glomerulonephritis. Why did this patient have such high blood pressure? Why did her ECG waveform display a peaked T-wave, depressed ST segment, and weak P-Wave? Why did she demonstrate an elevated heart rate? Susan’s reported that she also has hyperkalemia. Normally, the serum potassium concentration should be 3.5mEg/L or 5.0 mEg/L. However, Susan has the serum potassium concentration of 6.5 mEg/L indicating she has hyperkalemia. Potassium is essential in…

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    The possible causes for this disorder can be due to an abnormalities in cardiac structure, function, rhythm or conduction. In developed countries, ventricular dysfunction is a frequent problem, which can be a result from myocardial infarction (systolic dysfunction), hypertension (diastolic and systolic dysfunction) or both (Krum and Abraham, 2009). For children, the various causes of congestive heart failure differ slightly to adults. This condition can develop due to volume and pressure…

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    Hyperkalemia can cause irregular heartbeats and lead to fibrillation, heart blocks or asystole (Sylvester, 2011). Patient with chronic kidney failure also needs to be monitored for weight gained which is a sign of fluid retention. The patient needs to be everyday weight day at the same time. Intake and output and blood pressure need to be monitored. The nurse should provide comfort and skin care for miss sage. Lastly, Miss Sage needs to be provided with teaching materials about how to change her…

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    PAI Diagnostic Disorder

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    Some of these conditions include cardiogenic shock, hyperkalemia, hypovolemia, sepsis, exogenous intoxication. We can differently diagnose by examining the patients’ medical history and the existence of associated disorders [3]. If the adrenal gland is enlarged and calcified on an abdominal CT then adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD), a rare genetic metabolic disorder can be ruled out [3]. Treatment To best manage PAI yearly reviews by an endocrinologist are recommended to look at mineralcorticoid…

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    G is suffering from hyponatremia with serum levels of sodium at 130 mEq/dL. In the case of Mr. G, his hyponatremia is a result of his acute renal failure. Due to the decreased function of the kidney, Mr. G is not able to get rid of as much water as he would if his kidneys were healthy (Freda & Nurko, 2010). The increase in free water throughout the body is diluting the sodium present in the serum (Grossman, 2014). Mr. G is also suffering from hyperkalemia as his potassium level is 6.5. His…

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    As I had said before, my patient would ask me about her vital signs and medication, demonstrating to me that she likes and is able to be in control of her health. Though my patient was there due to bradycardia, having HTN, carotid artery stenosis, hyperkalemia, type 2 diabetes, and cirrhosis are contributing factors that that can hinder my patient’s well-being. What my patient’s health means to her family, is that they understand that my patient is well aware of her conditions. On her charting…

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