Tuesday, October 2, 2012


A couple more brain-numbing requests from my adventures on the dark wards...

The first one speaks for itself: "Patient's blood pressure 105/45 @ 2030 hrs.  Now 100/50 @ 1130 hrs.  Please review for falling BP."

The second one was to review a patient because his blood glucose was 12.6.  Now half the people walking around the Colonades on a Thursday afternoon would have a higher BGL than this, but sure, I'll take a look.  The first thing I notice when I walk in the room is that the guy is on a dextrose drip.  That'd explain it.  The nurse wonders if we should stop the dextrose because he's "hyperglycaemic".  Well, he's been admitted for an insulin overdose, so probably not. 


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