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Journal August 2011 (Vol 32, No 8)

NOTE: You have already passed this course.
NOTE: This course is no longer valid for accreditation purposes.

Disturbances of Diagnostic Parameters in Critically Ill Patients by David Liss , BA, RVT, VTS (ECC)

1. Which hormone decreases glucose transport into cells?
2. A patient with hypokalemia is receiving potassium supplementation (80 mEq/L). However, in a period of 12 hours, the patient’s potassium level has not changed. Which electrolyte may need to be given as a supplement?
3. How is insulin administered?
4. Which type of magnesium is most often measured?
5. How can magnesium be supplemented?
6. What does a lactate disturbance typically indicate?
7. Which organs and/or systems are affected by hyperglycemia?
8. What can Scvo2 help identify?
9. Which is/are a cause of edema?
10. Which might be present before peripheral edema develops?
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