March 2008, Volume 38 Number 3 , p 41 - 43
Pope, Barbara B. RN, CCNS, CCRN, MSN; Rodzen, Lisa RN, BSN; Spross, Gene RN, BSN
Barbara B. Pope is critical care clinical educator, Lisa Rodzen is manager of the surgical stepdown unit, and Gene Spross is manager of the medical-surgical unit at Albert Einstein Healthcare Network in Philadelphia, Pa. Figure. No caption available.
THOMAS GEE, 53, is in your unit with a diagnosis of right lower lobe pneumonia and exacerbation of his chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He's on oxygen at 2 L/minute via nasal cannula and has a vascular access device infusing fluids and antibiotics. He calls you into his room to show you an itchy rash that's developing on his chest. You suspect he's having an ...