Hip and femur fx; which is at risk for hemorrhage and which is fat emobli?
Hip = hemorrhage
Femus = fat
Remember that sodium and potassium is inversely proportional? ADDison's - add sodium because their Na is low. everything else is low except potassium (inverse). Now everything is opposite with Cushing's.
Better perfusion? Elevate veins, dangle arteries.
What are the airborne precaution diseases?
What are the contact precaution diseases?
M - multidrug resistant organism
R - respiratory infection
S - skin infections *
W - wound infxn
E - enteric infxn - clostridium difficile
E - eye infxn - conjunctivitis
V - varicella zoster
C - cutaneous diphtheria
H - herpez simplex
I - impetigo
P - pediculosis
S - scabies
What are the droplet precaution diseases?
Anything that can fit in SPIDERMAN. Everything else is MRS WEE (contact) and MTV (airborne).
Why would you position a pt on the right side?
What position after lumbar pucture?
What position for Buck's traction?
elevate foot of bed to counter traction
Position to prevent dumping syndrome?
Eat reclining; lie down after.
Hypothyroidism - everything is slowed down - colder atoms mean slow movement - sensitive to cold - dry skin and hair.
Hyperthyroidism - everything is hyped up - heat makes particles move faster - sensitive to heat - skin fine/soft hair.