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Nursing2015

January 2005, Volume 35 Number 1 , p 88 - 88

Authors

  • CONSTANCE HOFFMAN RN
  • LYNN GIBEL RN, BSN

Abstract

Outline

  • What's the situation?

  • What's your assessment?

  • What must you do immediately?

  • What should be done later?



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    LETHARGIC AND complaining of a stomachache, Nancy Whitehead, 18, is brought to the ED by her mother, Sarah. Nancy's skin is pale and diaphoretic, and she responds to tactile stimuli. She has vomited, according to her mother. You take her vital signs: BP, 105/55; temperature, 97° F (36.1° C); pulse, 70 and regular; respirations, 18; and SpO 2 , 96%. Her bowel sounds are hyperactive.

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    Mrs. Whitehead says her daughter told her she took “several handfuls” of acetaminophen tablets about 4 hours ago, after an argument with her boyfriend. She shows you the empty bottle, which contained 500-mg acetaminophen tablets. Although the bottle ...

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