Sepsis is a complication caused by the body’s overwhelming and life-threatening response to infection, which can cause organ failure and death. Healthcare providers can help prevent sepsis and improve early recognition of sepsis. Think sepsis, time matters.
Digoxin Toxicity... Be careful when adding Amiodarone/Verapamil/Quinidine/Propafenone to a patient's drug regimen when they are already on Digoxin... These anti-arrhythmatics will acutely raise the Digoxin level... When adding these meds, decrease the Digoxin dose by 25% to 50%
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)... Can be caused by many things (sepsis, pancreatitis, etc)... injury to the pulmonary capillary endothelium and alveolar epithelium that results in leakage of protein-rich fluid into the alveoli...Causes alveolar collapse