- swelling in the hands, feet or legs
- stomach pain, upset stomach, vomiting
- difficulty breathing
- fever or chills
- memory loss
- slow heart rate
- muscle weakness or stiffness
Michael V. Jackson, MD
Specialty: Critical Care Medicine
- critical care medicine
- pulmonary & respiratory medicine
Location and Office HoursPulmonary Medicine Associates
236 W 6th
Reno, NV 89503
- Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
- BlueCross BlueShield
- Great-West Healthcare Cigna
- HomeTown Health Plan
- United Healthcare
- Banner Churchill Community Hospital
- Northern Nevada Medical Center
- Renown Regional Medical Center
- St Mary's Regional Medical Center
What are severe side effects of total parenteral nutrition?
Stacy Wiegman, PharmD, Pharmacy, answeredThere are a few serious side effects with total parenteral nutrition (TPN), a method of delivering liquid nutrients intravenously. You could get a potentially fatal reaction called refeeding syndrome, which is caused by getting too much TPN solution at once. Some warning signs include:
What childhood lung diseases require critical care treatment?
Joane Goodroe, Nursing, answered
The following is a list of some of some childhood lung diseases that may require critical care:
- Uncontrolled asthma
- Cystic fibrosis (CF)
- Chronic lung disease from birth
- Advanced muscular dystrophy impairing the lungs
- Respiratory infections including pneumonia
Are there support services in the ICU for family members?
When a person is in the ICU, it means they are seriously ill or have recently had surgery. Healthcare providers know that healing is dependent not just on physically healing but also depends on a person's emotional/mental and spiritual state. Family members are worried, fearful and anxious when a loved one is in the ICU. The attitude of family members can have a positive impact on the overall healing process. As such, hospitals often provide support services for family members in how best to support the patient and to help them deal with the possible outcomes of a particular medical problem.
Sometimes, despite the healthcare team's best efforts, there is no good outcome possible. On some occasions, family members will have to deal with end of life issues and may have to exercise their medical power of attorney in dealing with serious healthcare decisions. This is another reason that hospitals provide counselors, chaplains, nurses and others to help families deal with these issues.
If, for some reason, a hospital does not have adequate family care support, then they often have recommendations for such support within the local community.
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