This patient presents with a benzodiazepine (BZD) overdose and impaired respiratory status requiring the use of flumazenil. BZDs are commonly prescribed and are common culprits in both unintentional and intentional overdoses. They produce sedative and hypnotic effects through inhibitory actions at GABA receptors. These agents are rapidly absorbed via the oral route making gastric decontamination ineffective in most situations and are metabolized in the liver.
Cushing's Syndrome Nursing Care Management and Study Guide
Cushing's syndrome is a cluster of clinical abnormalities caused by excessive levels of adrenocortical hormones (particularly cortisol) or related corticosteroids and, to a lesser extent, androgens and aldosterone.
Infants have immature immune systems because they have not had the ability to develop antibodies to diseases. Immunizations protect children from potentially fatal diseases that can cause mental retardation, paralysis, sterility, coma and death. The following schedule offers a guideline for immunizations; interruptions in the immunization schedule do not invalidate previous immunizations for some series, while other series must follow a strict schedule