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Q: How much time should pass after a patient has taken fluids or smoked before an oral temperature reading is taken?
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Why patient shivering while IV fluids on flows?

iv fluids are stored at room temperature so it having the temperature 72 F but normal body temperature is 98.6 F which is higher than iv fluid temperature so while cold fluids entering in the body the bodyitselfshiversin orderto warm up


When do you record fluid intake on a patient?

when the fluids are served to the patient


Why are cold iv fluids bad?

Blood is 98.6 F or 37 degrees C. Ideally IV fluids should be the same temperature when given to a patient. Measures are often taken to maintain fluids at the appropriate temperature prior to use. Fluids may be kept in a heated cabinet, on a hot plate type of device or in a portable pack that maintains the temperature at or close to 98.6. In a relatively healthy adult patient, administering a liter of IV fluid that is at ambient temperature will not cause any ill effect. Occasionally patients will notice the cold feeling of the fluid at the IV site. Healthy patients can easily compensate for the effect of the cold fluid. However, the smaller the patient and the colder the fluid the greater the risk of inducing hypothermia. Administration of cold IV fluids is not best medical practice but some providers may not be equipped with iv fluid warming devices or may be working with devices that have failed and must balance the risk of administering the cold fluid with the risk of withholding fluid from a patient who may need it. Obviously administering cold fluid to a patient whose primary issue is hypothermia would be harmful. Trauma patients experiencing bleeding can also be harmed because coagulation depends on enzymes that have evolved to function best at normal body temperature. Bleeding may be exacerbated by administration of cold fluid both because of dilutional coagulopathy, but also because clotting enzymes are slow beneath 34`C. Cold IV fluids also flow directly to the heart, and because the conduction system is closer to the chambers of the heart than the outside, the conduction system may become cooled down before the myocardium is, therefore decreasing the rate of conduction more than the muscles. This could precipitate VFib. However this risk must be balanced with need to maintain a blood pressure high enough to provide blood flow to the brain and vital organs. Best to keep the fluids warm so as not to have to do this risk benefit analysis. Fluids as high as 65`C have been found safe when used through a central venous catheter. The AHA recommends 44`C as safe infusion temperature. One must also compensate for the heat lost via the administration set while en-route to the patient.


Once a fever has broken will it return?

It may do, especially if the fever is due to an infectious illness. As a fever rises, the patient feels very cold and wants lots of blankets. As the fever breaks, the patient begins to sweat and complains of feeling hot. The purpose of a fever is to help the body to fight the infecting germs. Germs like ordinary body temperatures and die off when the temperature goes up. It may take several fever cycles for the germs to be overcome and the patient's health to return to normal. During the fever cycle, the patient must have lots of extra fluids to drink, but it isn't too important that they eat, as long as they are drinking enough. You know if the patient is having enough fluids if their urine is a light straw colour. If the urine is dark, they need to be pushed to drink more. This is especially important in babies, children and the elderly. There are other causes of fevers other than infectious illnesses, and they include certain cancers and heat prostration.


Why do you use mouthpieces and resuscitation devices?

Mouthpieces and mouth barriers are essential to the safety of both the rescuer and the patient, it prevents direct contact of the mouth and bodily fluids. And which resuscitation devices in particular?

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Why patient shivering while IV fluids on flows?

iv fluids are stored at room temperature so it having the temperature 72 F but normal body temperature is 98.6 F which is higher than iv fluid temperature so while cold fluids entering in the body the bodyitselfshiversin orderto warm up


How would you determine the best concentration of solutes to give a patient in need of fluids before you introduced the fluids into the patients body?

water or introduced oral intake


When do you record fluid intake on a patient?

when the fluids are served to the patient


How does one prepare for a diskectomy?

The patient is given an injection an hour before the surgery to dry up internal fluids and encourage drowsiness


How does one prepare for a disk removal?

The patient is given an injection an hour before the surgery to dry up internal fluids and encourage drowsiness


Why give more fluids if a patient has an infection?

To prevent dehydration.


What IV fluids needed by a diabetic patient?

d5 water


How are patients prepared for progesterone tests?

The progesterone and testosterone tests require a blood sample; it is not necessary for the patient to restrict food or fluids before the test.


Why would a drip be used on a patient at home?

medication, nutrition, fluids


What is immediate preoperative hemodilution?

the patient donates blood immediately before surgery to decrease the loss of red blood cells during surgery. Immediately after donating, the patient receives fluids to compensate for the amount of blood removed.


If you have a temperature of 100.5 what do you do?

Rest in bed, drink fluids to prevent dehydration. You may have the flu or bronchitis. If this is a consistent reading not cold or flu related, see your physician. Hyperthyroidism could be the cause.


What is a Product of heat temperature and chemical fluids?

Metamorphism

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