Friday, August 13, 2010

Respiratory Distressed

Last night at work it was a day for checking O2 SATS. We had an admit with COPD that was sating in the 50's to 70's all night, until finally we sent them out to the hospital. What kind of person would admit someone for respite who is so obviously in distress?

The other one was just my normal one who desats all of a sudden into the low 80's but a few SVN's later all is well.

And then for the one I had to do my first Heimlich Maneuver on! Talk about scary!! We ended up having to grab the crash cart and use deep suction. But according to the Xray I did not break a rib and they only ended up with aspiration pneumonia. Peanut butter and the elderly should NOT be allowed!!

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