An chocardiogram showed left ventricular wall motion hypokinesia and an injection fraction of approximately 35%. Dr Cecil Burnett and other members of the cardiology department consulted on the patient. They felt that his hypoxemia and breathlessness were not secondary to his cardiac status. He had supraventricular cardiac arrhythmias, including atrial fibrillation in atrial flutter. The cardiology staff utilized intravenous medications that controlled the cardiac rate, adequately resolving these cardiac issues. I managed the patient’s ventilator and intensive care status along with my respiratory therapy team.
Unfortunately the patient developed multiple infections, hospital acquired, including Klebsiella pneumoniae infection and probable fungemia. Multiple evaluations of the sputum and lungs for presence of active pulmonary tuberculosis were negative. (Continue) Student Name: Jagoda MilJkovic student Number: 20785247