A client is admitted to the emergency department with suspected opiate abuse. The nurse should assess this client for which of the following symptoms?
a) Pinpoint pupils.
c) Watery eyes.
d) Mood swings.
in-f-i-n-i-t-e-ly asked: This might sound dumb but I can not for the life of me find the answer on the Internet. Does a person's heart stay the same size all throughout their life? Like, is a baby's heart the same size as an adults? Could a child get a heart transplant from someone way older? Thanks!
Nope, the heart and every other organ except the thymus grows as you get to adulthood. The thymus actually shrinks to almost nothing in most folks. Once you’re “full grown,” your organs generally stay the same size. But the heart is a muscle, and like your biceps, if the demand for the muscle increases, the muscle gets bigger. Except in the heart, it’s not necessarily a good thing because the muscle gets to a point where it’s too thick for it’s own good and then you end up with heart failure.
A good estimation for a healthy person—child up to an adult— is that the heart is about the size of the person’s fist.
I haven’t worked in a transplant center, so I’m not totally sure, but I think that donor hearts are not usually older than the recipient. So a child would get another child’s (of similar age and body size and of course blood group compatibility) heart because the heart will grow with the child.