Your patient is a 42-year-old female that arrives in the ED with complaints of fever and not feeling well. She is currently undergoing chemotherapy for bladder cancer. She has an indwelling urinary catheter with scant amount of dark, foul smelling urine. She has a temperature of 102.2F, HR 136, BP 110/50 and RR 28. She is allergic to penicillin and Sulfa.
What type of shock is she experiencing?
What interventions do you anticipate the doctor will order?
What can you teach this patient about prevention of infection?
The doctor orders Bactrim. What should you be concern about? Why?