Mr. Sweet, 38 years old, is brought to the Emergency Department unresponsive. He has a history of Type 1 diabetes and has been sick for the last 3 days. On admission his Blood sugar is 532, Potassium is 7.2 and ABG results include pH 7.08, Bicarb 12, and CO2 28. His VS are HR 116, BP 107/64, RR 36 Deep and rapid, and Temp 101.5. Answer the following questions:
- What interventions do expect to be ordered for Mr. Sweet? Why?
- What type of acid-base disturbance does he have?
- What do you think is Mr. Sweet’s Medical Diagnosis?
For this discussion, consider the role of the LPN and the RN in the nursing process. How would the LPN and RN collaborate to develop the nursing plan of care to ensure the patient is achieving their goal? What are the role expectations for the LPN and RN in the nursing process?