Tutor profile: Rebekah D.
Subject: Health and Medicine
Which is true about the medication insulin glargine (Lantus)? a) Lantus causes weight loss b) Lantus is only administered at night c) Lantus lasts six hours d) Lantus has no peak
d) Lantus has no peak Insulin glargine (Lantus) is a long-acting insulin which is designed to be slowly absorbed over 24hrs. Because of this design, it provides a consistent dose of insulin over this time and has little to no peak.
A patient presenting with slurred speech and left sided weakness is admitted to the ED. After completing a thorough physical and neurological assessment, what next step should the nurse anticipate? A) Administering tissue plasminogen activator (TPA) B) Calling for a consult with the neurosurgical team C) Preparing the patient for transfer to ICU D) Obtaining a noncontrast CT scan of the head
D) Obtaining a noncontrast CT scan of the head Noncontrast CT of the head is the gold standard in detecting intracranial hemorrhage in acute stroke patients. Any patient presenting with signs of stroke should have a noncontrast CT performed to rule out a bleed prior to being given TPA. The neurosurgical team could be called in for a consult, but not until there is enough information to determine whether a surgical intervention is warranted (i.e. whether the patient has a clot or a bleed). This patient will likely need to be transferred to the ICU, but again, the CT needs to be completed first. If there is no bleed, TPA can be given in the ED prior to transfer to the ICU.
Subject: Study Skills
Why is it important to know your learning style?
It is important to know your learning style so that you can find a study method that is right for you! Your time is valuable, and understanding how you learn best can help you create the most effective study plan.