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Urgent Care Advisor

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Abdominal aortic aneurysm

Recognize potential danger for a positive outcome. Takeaways:  Abdominal aortic aneurysm is a serious condition that requires prompt identification and effective interventions.  Early recognition of abdominal aortic aneurysm is key to effective management and prevention...
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Isopropyl alcohol poisoning

Quick action puts a patient on the path to recovery. Takeaways: Isopropyl alcohol poisoning is uncommon and resembles ethanol intoxication because both toxins affect the central nervous system. People ingest isopropyl alcohol to become...
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Rapid Response: Hypoglycemia and chronic kidney disease

Insulin administration requires close monitoring. Takeaways: When administering insulin, closely monitor food intake and potential side effects including hypoglycemia. Chronic kidney disease can alter insulin metabolism, adding another risk factor for hypoglycemia. By Sandra Hladik, MSN,...

Supraventricular tachycardia

Quick action reverses SVT and prevents a disastrous outcome. Takeaways: Atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter are the most common subtypes of supraventricular tachycardia, which is relatively common in women. The treatment of choice for unstable...
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Atrial fibrillation

Patient history, new symptoms, and assessment findings prompt a call for the rapid response team Takeaways: Atrial fibrillation results from rapid electrical activity that arises from different ectopic foci. Definitive diagnosis of atrial fibrillation is...
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Asthma exacerbation

An accurate history reduces risk. By Fidelindo Lim, DNP, CCRN, and Nick Deuz, BSN, RN Yi Rong Huang, a 55-year-old man who speaks only Chinese, comes to the emergency department (ED) for nonradiating substernal chest pain....