Tutor profile: Meagan D.
A patient comes into the hospital with slurred speech, high blood pressure, facial drooping and inability to recall recent events. You believe this patient is having a stroke, what would be your next action?
A CT scan is the first thing to get for a patient having a stroke. Strokes can be hemorrhagic or thrombotic. If hemorrhagic, tPA would not be administered but if thrombotic in nature, tPA needs to be administered within a 3-hour time frame. This is why a CT is very important, you would need to diagnose which type of stroke the patient is having as your first action.
What is cellular osmosis?
Cellular osmosis is the movement of water across a selectively permeable membrane. This equalizes the concentrations of each solution inside and outside of the cell.
A patient sustains a knife injury to the right upper quadrant, which organ is most likely involved?
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