An ultrasound showed that the IV central line on the side her neck through which she was getting all IV medications and transfusions had a blood clot. 359 more words
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For the last two days Rachana has been fully sedated. She hardly wakes up and surely not agitated when she moves her head or hands. There is some sense of relief in this; at least there are no visible signs of trauma, but who knows what’s going on in her mind. 357 more words
Also known as sleep dentistry, this method uses medication to calm the patient but not necessarily make him or her sleep during the treatment.
What is the Critical-Care Pain Observation Tool (CPOT)?
The CPOT is a behavioural assement pain scale. The CPOT includes evaluation of four different behaviours (facial expressions, body movements, muscle tension, and compliance with the ventilator for mechanically ventilated patients or vocalisation for non-intubated patients) rated on a scale of zero to two with a total score ranging from 0 to 8.408 more words