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Exposure to the binaemia and haemolysis when red cells are exposed to oxidiz- above substances causes methaemoglobinaemia in individuals ing agents (e. The causative agent is usually an nitrofurantoin, fluoroquinolones: ciprofloxacin inhalational anaesthetic (e. If acute severe haemolysis halothane-induced rigidity) being inherited as a Mendelian occurs, primaquine may have to be withdrawn and blood dominant. Hydrocortisone is given intra- ryanodine R1 receptor (Ry1R) responsible for controlling venously and the urine is alkalinized to reduce the likelihood intracellular calcium flux from the sarcolemma. Muscle from affected individuals is logical, psychiatric, cardiovascular and gastro-intestinal dis- abnormally sensitive to caffeine in vitro, responding with a turbances that are occasionally fatal) are accompanied by strong contraction to low concentrations. An extraordinarily wide array of drugs and cause contraction even in normal muscle at sufficiently can cause such exacerbations. Often a single dose of one drug of this type can precipitate an acute episode, but in some patients repeated This group of diseases includes acute intermittent porphyria, doses are necessary to provoke a reaction. Avery useful list of drugs that of these varieties, acute illness is precipitated by drugs are unsafe to use in patients with porphyrias is included in the because of inherited enzyme deficiencies in the pathway of British National Formulary. Once her bone marrow has recovered (with or without Haem haematopoietic growth factors), she could be restarted on Figure 14. Inter-ethnic individual (pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic) variability in human drug responses. Drug therapy: pharmacogenomics – drug include: disposition, drug targets, and side effects. Thiopurine S-methyltransferase pharmaco- suppression); genetics: insights, challenges and future directions. Drug therapy: drug metabolism and variability among hydralazine and dapsone; patients in drug response. New England Journal of Medicine 2005; (e) pseudocholinesterase deficiency; this leads to 352: 2211–21. At least 600 such babies were born in England and plants influence the course of disease. There were notable excep- regarding the control of human medicines, which is based upon tions to this faith in medicine and some physicians had a short safety, quality and efficacy. Thalidomide was first marketed in West Germany in 1956 as a sedative/ hypnotic, as well as a treatment for morning sickness. The major medical journals are well refereed, although Late (confirmatory) supplements to many medical journals are less rigorously * Registration development reviewed for scientific value. Time from discovery to registration approximately Assessment of a new treatment by clinical impression is 10–13 years not adequate. Good Clinical Practice is an international ethical and guidelines of the Declaration of Helsinki and subsequent scientific quality standard for designing, conducting, record- amendments. For example, Whilst random screening and serendipity remain important does treatment A prolong survival in comparison with treat- in the discovery of new drugs, new knowledge of the role of ment B following diagnosis of small-cell carcinoma of the receptors, enzymes, ion channels and carrier molecules in lung? Less easily both normal physiological processes and disease now permits measured end-points such as quality of life must also be a more focused approach to drug design. Prespecified subgroups of combinatorial chemistry, biotechnology, genomics, high out- patients may be identified and differences in response deter- put screening and computer-aided drug design, new drugs mined. For example, treatment A may be found to be most can now be identified more rationally. The patients’ welfare must be of New chemical entities are tested in animals to investigate their paramount importance. At present, the European guidelines If treatment is not truly randomized, then bias will occur. For require that the effects of the drug should be assessed in two example, the investigator might consider treatment B to be mammalian species (one non-rodent) after two weeks of dos- less well tolerated and thus decide to treat particularly frail ing before a single dose is administered to a human. Multicentre studies are often neces- safety pharmacology and mutagenicity tests will have been sary in order to recruit adequate numbers of patients, and it is assessed.

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Further reading Hawker (1997b) is a comprehensive chapter covering issues of transplantation buy quibron-t 400 mg cheap, while Heaton (1997) gives a paediatric perspective generic quibron-t 400mg without prescription. Catherine was placed on the elective waiting list and had the appropriate preparation for a liver transplant. A compatible liver became available and she underwent a successful transplantation of donor liver. She has a large abdominal wound closed with skin staples and two wound drains (positioned right and left of the wound) to collect acetic fluid. She has some understanding of this therapy from her pre-operative preparation, but asks for more information. Chapter 47 offers an introduction to complementary therapies, which in recent years have generated considerable interest in many areas of nursing practice. Nurses are often trusted to perform specialised tasks, but the enthusiasm to develop skills should be tempered by considerations of safety; professionalism includes accepting ■ autonomy ■ accountability ■ responsibility. Ideally mistakes should never happen, but humans are fallible and mistakes will occur. The references to civil and criminal law in this chapter cite texts such as Dimond (1995), to which most nurses (through libraries) should have access. For civil actions of negligence to succeed, three conditions must be met: ■ a duty of care must exist ■ that duty of care must have been breached ■ resulting harm must have been reasonably foreseeable. Civil cases failing to establish any one condition on the ‘balance of probabilities’ cannot make a conviction. A duty of care clearly exists to patients allocated to nurses’ care; there is, however, no legal requirement to be a ‘good Samaritan’ (Dimond 1995), so that legal duty of care to passers-by (e. There are two parts to this third condition: ■ breach of care must directly cause harm ■ harm suffered must have been reasonably foreseeable. If the harm may reasonably have been caused by other factors (judged by the balance of probabilities), links to breach of duty of care cannot be clearly established. For instance, Intensive care nursing 426 the administering of large overdoses of penicillin is reprehensible, but Kay v. Ayrshire and Arran Health Board (1987) failed to establish that a child’s deafness (harm) was caused by a penicillin overdose rather than meningitis (Dimond 1995), and the case was dismissed. Even where harm can be linked to breach of care, it may not be reasonably foreseeable: all drugs and treatments have adverse effects, and nurses should be aware of the common effects of whatever they give and the recorded allergies of patients, but they cannot reasonably know, or be held accountable for, every possible effect. However, employers pay salaries; nurses failing to satisfy their employers’ requirements may find themselves unemployed. Pragmatically, resisting the instructions of employers, managers or senior staff can prove difficult. While all four of Dimond’s arenas can apply to nurses, conflicts with criminal law are rare. Few laws specifically mention nurses or nursing, and so legal accountability and the rights of nurses are usually the same as for any other citizen. Any individual suffering harm from another may sue that person through civil law; negligence and assault with battery are the charges most frequently brought against healthcare staff. Negligence is briefly outlined later; assault is covered in Chapter 16; nursing accountability through civil law is comprehensively covered in Dimond (1995). Employment contracts and expectations vary; breach of contract can lead to litigation, or more often dismissal. Limits of accountability Individual accountability and professional autonomy may seem desirable ideals, but quality healthcare also relies on multidisciplinary teamwork. Responsibility is inevitably partly shared between disciplines and members of the same discipline. The delegation of particular tasks varies between units, and may vary within each unit, depending on whoever is best able to perform that particular task at that time—endotracheal suction may be performed by anaesthetists intubating patients, and later by physiotherapists and nurses. Weston 1971) establishes learner/student accountability, despite their inexperience or lack of knowledge (Dimond 1995). Learners and junior staff may be individually sued if they cause harm (hence the importance of professional indemnity). Evidence-based practice helps to identify aspects that are appropriate and those based on myth and ritual. Each nurse must individually decide whether (and, if so, how) they should perform tasks; following guidelines, although normally reliable, is no defence from individual professional accountability (Tingle 1997b). In civil law, the standards of care expected from qualified nurses are those of the ordinary skilled nurse (‘Bolam test’ (Brazier 1992)). Failure to meet professional standards may also cause removal from the professional register. If each person is accountable for their own actions, then patients’ best interests are served by professional collaboration rather than power conflicts. Whatever terminology, educational structures and requirements are established, continuous professional development will remain integral to individual professional accountability. Single-use items should be clearly identified by manufacturers (de Jong 1996); if disposable equipment is recycled, manufacturers’ liability may be transferred to the recycler (e.

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Q2 Select and give the rationale for the type of fluid replacement needed to correct Rosemary’s hypovolaemia and hypotension (e order quibron-t 400mg with visa. Chapter 34 Inotropes Fundamental knowledge Renal anatomy: afferent arteriole purchase 400 mg quibron-t with visa, juxtaglomerular apparatus Sympathetic nervous system Negative feedback and parasympathetic effect Renin-angiotensin-aldosterone mechanism Introduction ‘Inotrope’ derives from the Greek word for ‘fibre’, and so inotropes alter the stretch of cardiac and other (smooth) muscle fibres. This effect is mediated through stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system, and can be affected positively (i. Positive inotropes, used to resolve hypotension from cardiac failure, are often assumed to primarily affect cardiac muscle fibres; while many do, some also affect muscle fibres (and so tone) in peripheral vasculature, thereby increasing systemic vascular resistance. Remembering that and then Provided other factors remain constant, increasing heart rate, stroke volume or systemic vascular resistance necessarily increases blood pressure. Inotropes increase systemic blood pressure by increasing stroke volume (myocardial stretch) and/or systemic vascular resistance (vasoconstriction). The inclusion of digoxin in both groups illustrates Inotropes 335 how artificial the division between inotropes and chronotropes can be. Digoxin is primarily a chronotrope with inotropic effects; similarly, most positive inotropes cause tachycardia. Positive inotropes may be divided into two main groups: ■ adrenergic agonists ■ phosphodiesterase inhibitors Adrenergic agonists (adrenal stimulants), or ‘catecholamines’ (adrenaline, noradrenaline) are produced in the adrenal medulla and stimulate receptors in myocardium and vascular muscles. The enzyme phosphodiesterase is negatively inotropic, and so phosphodiesterase inhibitors (e. Receptors Cardiovascular receptors influence the sympathetic/parasympathetic control (feedback). For this chapter, receptors may be divided into three groups: ■ alpha ■ beta ■ dopamine Each group can be further subdivided. Alpha receptors are primarily found in artery/arteriole smooth muscle; alpha stimulation (e. Visceral vasculature is especially susceptible to alpha stimulation, potentially causing major adverse effects: ■ heart (dysrhythmias, ischaemia, infarction) ■ liver (accentuating immunocompromise and coagulopathies) ■ kidneys (renal failure) ■ gut (translocation of gut bacteria) ■ skin (peripheral blanching or cyanosis; extreme ischaemia may precipitate gangrene, necessitating amputation of digits) Restoring central perfusion may necessitate such extreme adverse effects, but careful monitoring and observation may enable prevention of some of these. Observations include visual observation of peripheral blanching and cyanosis, and peripheral temperature (feeling hands and feet for warmth; monitoring with temperature probes). Monitoring will usually include cardiac output studies to measure systemic vascular resistance, and titrating alpha stimulants to prescribed parameters. Alpha stimulants inhibit insulin release (Moss & Craigo 1994), predisposing to hyperglycaemia. Beta1 Intensive care nursing 336 stimulation increases cell membrane permeability, thus increasing spontaneous muscle depolarisation. The effects of β 1 stimulation include (Moss & Craigo 1994): ■ increased contractility ■ improved atrioventricular conduction ■ quicker relaxation of myocardium ■ increased stroke volume ■ increased heart rate (with potential dysrhythmias) ■ therefore net increased cardiac output ■ increased release of insulin, renin and antidiuretic hormone (Moss & Craigo 1994) ■ transient hyperkalaemia: as potassium moves out from hepatic cells ■ followed by prolonged hypokalaemia as potassium moves into blood and muscle cells Beta2 receptors are found mainly in bronchial smooth muscle, but a significant minority are also found in myocardium (15 per cent of ventricle and 30–40 per cent of atrial beta receptors (Moss & Craigo 1994)). Beta2 stimulation is especially chronotropic, increasing myocardial workload and predisposing to dysrhythmias (hence tachycardic/dysrhymthmic effects of bronchodilators such as salbutamol). Beta2 receptors are also found in other smooth muscle, such as blood vessels and skeletal muscle, vasodilating arterioles and reducing systemic vascular resistance (afterload). Insufficient brain stem production causes neurotransmission failure in Parkinson’s disease, but dopamine cannot permeate mature blood-brain barriers (van den Berghe & de Zehger 1996), and so intravenous dopamine does not affect cerebral receptors. Renal juxtaglomerular apparatus contains dopamine receptors; stimulation dilates afferent arterioles, increasing blood flow to the Bowman’s capsule, so increasing urine output. Provided sufficient drug is given to stimulate dopamine receptors, stimulation continues regardless of dose. Gut receptors similarly increase splanchnic perfusion, but attempts to reduce the translocation of gut bacteria with low-dose dopamine have proved disappointing (Azar et al. Prolonged beta stimulation causes ‘down regulation’—progressive destruction of beta receptors, requiring progressively larger doses of inotropes to achieve the same effect. Destruction starts within minutes of exposure to stimulants, reaching clinically detectable levels by 72 hours (Sherry & Barham 1997). Monitoring Ideally all drugs would be titrated to a patient’s weight; in practice, most drugs have a wide enough therapeutic range to enable ‘standard doses’, making both production and prescription safer and simpler. Most inotropes have very short half-lives (a few minutes); overdoses can cause massive, life-threatening hypertension, necessitating close monitoring and careful titration. While short half-lives make accumulation unlikely, flushing or failure of delivery (pump failure; change of syringe) can make blood pressure labile. Inotropes 337 Monitoring inotropes necessitates both careful monitoring of cardiovascular effects and careful recording of amounts delivered. Short half-lives of inotropes and gross hypertensive effects necessitate continuous (or very frequent—every minute) blood pressure measurement. Other cardiovascular monitoring, such as cardiac output studies, will probably be required. Peripheral vasoconstriction, especially from alpha stimulants, necessitates frequent monitoring of peripheral oxygen saturation (SpO2).

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Speaking respectfully to the patient and and competency through research, study, and addressing the patient by preferred name practice. Work to develop team self-esteem: Congratulate patient cannot move on his/her own colleagues and celebrate when the nursing team is successful. Study Guide for Fundamentals of Nursing: The Art and Science of Nursing Care, 7th Edition. Help her find meaning in the experience, regain ethical/legal competencies are most likely to bring mastery to the extent that this is possible, and about the desired outcome? Teach her to develop a “game plan” for negative self-concept for a middle-aged man with a confronting anxiety-producing situations. Iden- new amputation tify and secure interventions for treatable depres- Interpersonal: strong interpersonal skills to sion. Remedy treatable causes of self-identity establish a trusting relationship with a middle-aged disturbances, such as pain or substance abuse. Notice and affirm positive physiologic Ethical/Legal: a commitment to patient advocacy, characteristics of the patient. Santorini the help needed to self-care measures that reduce uncomfortable achieve his health goals signs of aging. Ask him questions about his life, interests, and An English teacher asks you, the school nurse, to values. Engage him in activities in which he see one of her students, Julie, whose grades have can be successful. Facilitate grieving over valued roles struck by her stooped posture, unstyled hair, and that she can no longer perform. Santorini’s self- the girls talking about is boys, and I was never even knowledge, self-expectations, and self-evaluation for each component of self-concept to determine if he asked out by a boy, which I guess isn’t surprising. The nurse should that Julie has new expectations for herself based on keep in mind that major stressors place anyone at what she observes in her peers, and she finds herself relative risk for maladaptive responses, such as with- falling far short of her new, ideal self. Julie admits drawal, isolation, depression, extreme anxiety, sub- that in the past, once she set a goal for herself, stance abuse, or exacerbation of physical illness. Although she has his ability to mobilize personal strengths and other withdrawn from her parents and teachers, she resources are determined largely by his self-concept, admits that she does know adults she can trust who which, in turn, is influenced by the response he have been a big support to her in the past. 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