28.04 Vasopressin (Pitressin)
management of diabetes insipidus, VT/VF unresponsive to initial shock, GI hemorrhage
increases water permeability of the kidney’s collecting duct and distal convoluted tubule leading to water retention, also increases peripheral vascular resistance leading to increased BP
• use caution with HF and CV disease
• contraindicated in renal failure and hypersensitivity to pork
• monitor BP, HR, and EKG during therapy
• monitor urine specific gravity and osmolality
• weigh patient and assess for edema
• monitor electrolyte panel
• do not use with alcohol
Cornell Note-Taking System Instructions:
- Record: During the lecture, use the note-taking column to record the lecture using telegraphic sentences.
- Questions: As soon after class as possible, formulate questions based onthe notes in the right-hand column. Writing questions helps to clarifymeanings, reveal relationships, establish continuity, and strengthenmemory. Also, the writing of questions sets up a perfect stage for exam-studying later.
- Recite: Cover the note-taking column with a sheet of paper. Then, looking at the questions or cue-words in the question and cue column only, say aloud, in your own words, the answers to the questions, facts, or ideas indicated by the cue-words.
- Reflect: Reflect on the material by asking yourself questions, for example: “What’s the significance of these facts? What principle are they based on? How can I apply them? How do they fit in with what I already know? What’s beyond them?
- Review: Spend at least ten minutes every week reviewing all your previous notes. If you do, you’ll retain a great deal for current use, as well as, for the exam.
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