1. A patient has been admitted to the intensive care unit with a diagnosis of “rule out” Guillain-Barre syndrome. The nurse is completing the admission data base and asking about the patient’s history. What diagnosis might precipitate a diagnosis of Guillian-Barre syndrome?
4. A patient is transferred from the medical-surgical floor to the intensive care unit for a blood pressure of 70/40, increased confusion over the past 6 hours, nausea, vomiting and urine output of 50 mL over the last 6 hours. The patient also has a diagnosis of diabetes mellitus and the blood sugars have remained less than 60 despite a bolus of 50 mL of dextrose. What would the nurse do upon receiving the patient?