ACTION STAT: Rhabdomyolysis
Lisa Huffman MSN, RN, CNS, CCRN

$3.95
Nursing2015
March 2012 
Volume 42  Number 3
Pages 72 - 72
 
  PDF Version Available!

ABSTRACT
MR. W, 64, IS TRANSPORTED to the ED by ambulance after his daughter found him on the kitchen floor where he'd been lying for several hours. He told his daughter that he had "passed out" and was "too weak to get up by himself."Mr. W's health history is unremarkable. He complains of generalized weakness and myalgia and has voided 100 mL of reddish-brown urine. He's alert and oriented; his vital signs are: temperature, 100.2[degrees] F (37.9[degrees] C); heart rate, 96; respirations, 18; BP, 102/60; and SpO2, 99% on room air. He's attached to a cardiac monitor, which shows normal sinus rhythm. Peripheral I.V. access is established, and blood and urine specimens are obtained and sent to the lab. A computed tomography scan of the head is negative and the 12-lead ECG is normal.His blood work results include: creatinine 2.7 mg/dL (normal, 0.6 to 1.2 mg/dL); potassium 6.2 mEq/dL (normal, 3.5 to 5.2 mEq/L); creatine kinase 38,400 u/L (normal, 38 to 174 u/L); calcium 7.9 mg/dL (normal, 8.8 to 10.4

Purchase Now !

To purchase this item, follow the instructions below. If you’re not already logged in, be sure to enter your login information below to ensure that your item is saved to your File Drawer after you purchase it.

Not a member? Join now for Free!


Cost:$3.95
1) If you're not already logged in, enter your information below to save this item in your File Drawer for future viewing.

User name:


Password


Forgot your user name or password?
2)  If you have a coupon or promotional code, enter it
here.(If not, just click Continue.


Digital Coupon: (optional)

3)  Click Continue to go to the next screen, where
you'll enter your payment details.






jQuery UI Accordion - Default functionality

For life-long learning and continuing professional development, come to Lippincott's NursingCenter.

Nursing Jobs Plus
Featured Jobs
Recommended CE Articles

Blunt Chest Trauma
Journal of Trauma Nursing, November/December 2014
Expires: 12/31/2016 CE:2 $21.95


The School Age Child with Congenital Heart Disease
MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing, January/February 2015
Expires: 2/28/2017 CE:2.5 $24.95


Understanding multiple myeloma
Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!, January/February 2015
Expires: 2/28/2017 CE:2 $21.95


More CE Articles

Subscribe to Recommended CE

Recommended Nursing Articles

Comprehensive Care: Looking Beyond the Presenting Problem
Journal of Christian Nursing, January/March 2015
Free access will expire on March 2, 2015.


Pain and Alzheimer dementia: A largely unrecognized problem
Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!, January/February 2015
Free access will expire on February 16, 2015.


Glycemic control in hospitalized patients
Nursing2015 Critical Care, January 2015
Free access will expire on February 16, 2015.


More Recommended Articles

Subscribe to Recommended Articles

Evidence Based Practice Skin Care Network NursingCenter Quick Links What’s Trending Events