Below is a summary of Ahmed’s electronic health record (EHR) activity during the four hours he is in the ED. As an ED nurse, you collect Ahmed’s family and health history and obtain, read and monitor his vital signs. Use his EHR, Virtual Physical Exam (VPE) and Internet research to answer the questions. Be prepared to discuss the responses with the rest of Ahmed’s healthcare team.
Internet Research: How can family medical history impact Ahmed’s diagnosis?
Review Ahmed’s VPE: Explain to Ahmed the intubation procedure.
Internet Research: You review Ahmed’s laboratory blood tests in his ED EHR and notice there are some abnormal results. List and explain why Ahmed’s test results are significant.
Internet Research: An IV is inserted to reduce dehydration and supply Ahmed with nutrients, commonly referred to as a “Banana Bag.” What nutrients are given to Ahmed through the IV?