pneumothorax assessment reveals decreased respiratory excursion on side affected; possible bulging of intercostals; tracheal deviation and/or mediastinum shift (tension - toward unaffected lung; others - toward affected lung); hyperresonance; decreased/absent breath sounds; abnormal ABGs, CXR, hypercapnia, hypoxemia
Rustic Chicken Slow Cooker Stew - 1 of 7 meals in 1 hour! A great crock pot freezer meal
Here is my version of slow cooker split pea soup with ham. This recipe uses a ham steak, not a ham hock. The soup turns out great
Troponin. Considered a cardiac "enzyme." Troponin is an integral part of the myocardium (and every other muscle), and after a myocardial infarction has occurred troponin is released because of damage to the muscle. Troponins I and T (specific to myocardium) are choice markers for detecting MIs and considered to be diagnostic. However, their levels remain elevated and make detection of a reinfarction difficult.