You have a 50 yr old F with HX CHD, HTN, CHF, DM, allergies: Morphine, Codeine, Anaprox. She is going in for a Colonoscpy and is to be sedated. Last surgery she had, she went into CHF exacerbation and had to be reintubated and place on vent approx 3 yrs ago. has had recent CHF exacerbation episode causing 4 days stay in hospital. Pt place on 1500 fluid restriction. Pt weighs approx 245 and 5 ft 6". Which would be a better choice for sedation, Propofol or Versed and Why?View Thread
I am a 49 yr old M with HX HTN, COPD, Sleep Apnea, Borderline DM, Hypothyroidism, Vit D Deficiant, Bells Palsy, GERD, Arthiritis, High Cholesterol. I had some symptoms about 5 days ago. I was outside doing very light work removing a motheor from an old dryer. I became Diopheretic, Pale, Cool, Clammy and Just didnt feel right. Had no pain. Afterwards for about 36 hours kept having dizziness, nausea, lower pulse rates and would become pale to family. Didnt matter what I was doing sitting, standing, walking across floor, what ever. Went to the ED for eval on Friday and they could find nothing Life Threatening. Have an appt with My PCP tomorrow for follow up. Any ideas what may have caused this? Also, Thursday and Friday night after I sat down, I noticed that my heart rate would become Bradycardic. Just looking for ideas, I know I need and I am going to PCP for eval.View Thread
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