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Z Clue: a pathogen 1.1 Zika: Zika is a virus that causes the body to form rashes, vomiting, and red eyes.

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from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Think Sepsis. Time Matters.

Sepsis is a complication caused by the body’s overwhelming and life-threatening response to infection, which can cause organ failure and death. Healthcare providers can help prevent sepsis and improve early recognition of sepsis. Think sepsis, time matters.

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Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)... Can be caused by many things (sepsis, pancreatitis, etc)... injury to the pulmonary capillary endothelium and alveolar epithelium that results in leakage of protein-rich fluid into the alveoli...Causes alveolar collapse

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Sepsis: a severe illness, caused by a bacterial infection, that causes the bloodstream to be overwhelmed by bacteria. The infection can begin anywhere though in infants it is common in the bone and in hospitalized patients it is common in surgical wounds. Symptoms include dropped blood pressure leading to shock, malfunctioning of major organs, fever, rapid heart beat, etc. It is usually diagnosed with a blood test. Sepsis can be treated through antibiotics.

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Digoxin Toxicity... Be careful when adding Amiodarone/Verapamil/Quinidine/Propafenone to a patient's drug regimen when they are already on Digoxin... These anti-arrhythmatics will acutely raise the Digoxin level... When adding these meds, decrease the Digoxin dose by 25% to 50%

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