Week in Review: Feb 26th - March 3rd
Make sure to know the exact time of birth and plot on the appropriate bili curve
If elevated consider other causes besides physiologic, such as: hemolysis or Gilbert's Syndrome
Can you remember the differences between ITP, TTP, HUS and DIC?
All have low platlets but what about PT/PTT and fibrinogen
Look for altered mental status, colume depletion, hypotension, hypothermia
Multiple possible triggers, consider Infection and sepsis as it is the most common cause.
Treatment = treating abnormalities, supportive care and hydrocortisone 100mg plus IV thyroxine
Starting with code does epi (ie 1mg in 1ml)
Adding 9ml of NS results in a concentration of 0.01mg/ml or 10mcg/ml
Be sure to label your syringes!
Do you remember you ACLS indications for cardioversion?
When do you use syncronized vs defibrillation?