2 min Evaluation – Urimeter – darker yellow – 10 seconds to reach a conclusion

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2 min Evaluation – Urimeter = darker yellow – 10 seconds to reach a conclusion

The quick explanation :

Situation :    urine = darker yellow.

Background :    dehydrated / intravascularly depleted.

Action :    cautious intravascular volume repletion.

Recommendation :     Alveolar recruitment technique (ART).

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The “long winded” explanation :

S-B-A-R format reporting – quick reporting format for handoff from one healthcare professional to another.

A lot of this presentation is conjecture … but time and experience has proven correct 99 out of 100 times.

Darker yellow urine is a likely indicator that your patient is intravascularly depleted to some extent.

A “passive leg raise” maneuver (MORE TO FOLLOW AT A LATER DATE) will provide additional information as to the value of  intravascular volume repletion.

If the patient’s systemic blood pressure / cardiac output improve significantly, a 500ml NSS repletion regimen is
likely going to improve outcomes.

Whenever fluid is repleted, alveolar should be protected via ART (alveolar recruitment technique) to avoid unintended
migration of NSS into the pulmonary interstitium and unintended alveolar compression (= compressive atelectasis).

 

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