Alex Gelinas (Human Connection)

I stayed disconnected for the majority of the day. From the time I woke up until I went to bed. I spent the beginning of my day reading/studying my textbook. Otherwise, I had a 4 hour conversation with someone I had just met. Other than showing me pictures on his phone from his road trip, … Continue reading “Alex Gelinas (Human Connection)”

I stayed disconnected for the majority of the day. From the time I woke up until I went to bed. I spent the beginning of my day reading/studying my textbook. Otherwise, I had a 4 hour conversation with someone I had just met. Other than showing me pictures on his phone from his road trip, we just talked about various subjects: school, politics, weather, health, geography, diet, his son (my boyfriend), life, etc. My first time meeting my boyfriends dad was amazing! We knew minimal information about each other and before you knew it, 4 hours later we knew so much about each other. It was perfect timing for this blog and allowed two human beings to connect face to face without technology. We learned a lot about each other from viewing each others body language and matching our facial expressions to what we were talking about. It was refreshing to have an encounter of full human connection without technology.

Alex Gelinas (Furosemide)

The drug I chose is Furosemide (Lasix). The reason I chose this drug is because it commonly occurs in our readings and seems like a common diuretic we come across in the hospital. This diuretic inhibits reabsorption of sodium and chloride from the loop of Henle and distal renal tubule. It increases renal excretion of … Continue reading “Alex Gelinas (Furosemide)”

The drug I chose is Furosemide (Lasix). The reason I chose this drug is because it commonly occurs in our readings and seems like a common diuretic we come across in the hospital. This diuretic inhibits reabsorption of sodium and chloride from the loop of Henle and distal renal tubule. It increases renal excretion of water, sodium, chloride, magnesium, potassium, and calcium. The drug is still effective when impaired renal function is present. 60-67% of the drug is absorbed after oral administration. 

The patient needs to be assessed for skin rash which could be life-threatening. Fluid status needs to be assessed by monitoring I&O’s, edema, lung sounds, skin turgor, and mucous membranes. BP and pulse should also be monitored. In patients with decreased renal function, hearing loss may occur with high-dose IV administration. 

Alex Gelinas

The lab value I least like is the minimum normal value for calcium. I just have a difficult time remembering this value. Every other value in Chapter 13 I have an easy time remembering since they’re either whole numbers, multiples of 5, or 10 numbers apart such as sodium, 135 to 145 mEq/L. The lab value I … Continue reading “Alex Gelinas”

The lab value I least like is the minimum normal value for calcium. I just have a difficult time remembering this value. Every other value in Chapter 13 I have an easy time remembering since they’re either whole numbers, multiples of 5, or 10 numbers apart such as sodium, 135 to 145 mEq/L. The lab value I like the most is the maximum normal value of sodium, 145 mEq/L. I’ve been exposed to it a lot in nursing school so it’s easy to recall and a simple whole number. img_24150138238938

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