Clinical Skills part 1
Components of a traction assessment
Maintain established line of pull
Maintain traction equipment
Maintain counter traction
maintain continuous traction unless otherwise ordered
prevent friction to the skin
Buck's Extension Traction
Clinical Skills part 2
What are permissible positions for a patient in Dunlop's Traction?
Patient must lie on back, Bed may be tilted on low shouck blocks toward
side opposite traction. Head of bed is kept flat.
What are permissible positions for a patien
Chapter 20 Notes part 2
What drugs interact with salycilates?
Oral anticoags, heparin, oral antidiabetic agents, insulin
Decreased effect of Ace Inhibitors and BB if taken chronically
What are the increased risks of salycilates?
GI Effects, tinnitus, vert
Chapter 21 Notes part 2
Acts on the opiate receptors in the central nervous system
Pain, shortness of breath, anxiety
Monitor for: sedation, seizures, dizziness, nausea, constipation, respiratory
Chapter 20 Notes part 1
Inhibit COX Enzyme
Inhibit prostaglanbdin synthesis
Reduce inflammation and pain
What are NSAIDS not recommended for?
Fever or headaches, except for aspirin or ibuprofen
What does the Cox 1 Enzyme do?
Includes outpatient, same-day, or short-stay surgery that does not require an
overnight hospital stay
having to do with patients who are obese
the patient's autonomous decision about whether to und