Case 15, back in acute care.
You are the F1 on nights. The nurses tell you that Mr James Smith a 78yr old man who has been on the ward for a couple of days has been less well. They have taken some bloods and the lab rang them straight back about 15 minutes later, saying that they should get in touch with the doctors immediately.
The bloods show
What are you going to do?
What investigations do you want?
In order to get some prescribing resources out there we intend to publish a series of prescribing problems on the website. The problems will appear at least weekly with the "answers" appearing a couple of days later. We'll use the standard exam stationery available on the LSE, but also available below in case you haven't got access to the LSE.