By Suzanne Burns
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Assess orientation to person, place, and time. Ask the patient to state their understanding of what is happening. As you ask the questions, observe for eye contact, pressured or muted speech, and rate of speech. Rate of speech is usually consistent with the patient's psychomotor status. Underlying cognitive impairments such as dementia and developmental delays are typically exacerbated during critical illness due to physiologic changes, medications, and environmental changes. It may be necessary to ascertain baseline level of functioning from the family.
Inspect the genitalia for inflammation, swelling, ulcers, and drainage. If suprapubic tubes or a ureterostomy are present, note the position as well as the amount and characteristics of the drainage. Observe whether any drainage is leaking around the drainage tube. In addition to the urinalysis, serum electrolyte levels, blood urea nitrogen, creatinine, and urinary and serum osmolarity are common diagnostic tests used to evaluate kidney function. 12 CHAPTER 1. ASSESSMENT OF CRITICALLY ILL PATIENTS AND FAMILIES Gastrointestinal System The key factors when reviewing the gastrointestinal system are the nutritional and fluid status.
Reassess the rate and rhythm of respirations and the symmetry of chest wall movement. If the patient has a productive cough or secretions are suctioned from an artificial airway, note the color, consistency, and amount of secretions. Evaluate whether the trachea is midline or shifted. , kyphosis or scoliosis). Palpate for equal chest excursion, mode of delivery and percentage of oxygen against physician orders. Auscultate all lobes anteriorly and posteriorly for bilateral breath sounds to determine the presence of air movement and the presence of adventitious sounds such as crackles or wheezes.
AACN Essentials of Critical Care Nursing by Suzanne Burns