lacerations, burns - including friction burns and scalds, drowsiness, pressure sores, cowering and flinching, unexplained hair loss,
Include the age and when appropriate, the weight of the patient, on the prescription or medication order.
Before administration of any medication the patients chart should be looked at and varify that the patient has no allergies that could be related to said treatment or anything similar in their medical history. Also obtaining a baseline set of vitals prior to medication administration
The blocked vein in Bruce’s right led caused an edema, which can be described as an excess of watery fluid collecting in the cavities or tissues of the body. The edema led to an inadequate amount of blood supply known as tissue ischemia (Bollensdorff, 2011). The Edema had developed inferior to the blocked vein and blockage of the vein increased the capillary hydrostatic pressure (Marieb, 2015). This increased the amount of fluid that flowed from the capillaries into the tissue spaces and reduced the amount of fluid that returned to the capillaries. This means that the fluid accumulated in the tissue space and caused the edema (Rodgers, 2000). The ischemia resulted in pain, much in the same way that a myocardial infarction does (Marieb, 2015).
When the client was younger, she used to cut her forearms and thighs with scissors in her bedroom. She reported that they were not deep cuts, they were surface-level, and they would bleed a little bit. She would sometimes use Band-Aids to cover them. It was a form of distraction
He should have been taking a blood thinner. This will decrease the blood’s ability to clot. This keeps the existing clots from getting
Bleeding in the child is very common while going through treatment due to lower platelet levels. Avoiding skin puncture’s on the child whenever possible, if a fingerstick needs to be done it must be observed for bleeding afterwards. The child should
you have them fill the pillbox, watch and check that the medication is distributed correctly.
It required considerable surgical skill. Resection also carried a high risk of profuse bleeding and infection. Successful resections allowed the patient to keep the limb, although it was limp and useful to merely “fill a sleeve”. An amputation was a surgery where a circular cut was made completely around the limb, the bone was sawed through and the blood vessels and arteries were sewn shut. To prevent future pain, the nerves were pulled out as far as possible, cut, and released to retract away from the end of the stump. Clippers and a rasp were used to smooth the end of the exposed bone. Sometimes the raw and bloody stump was left untreated to heal gradually, sometimes the excess skin was pulled down and sewn over the wound. Speed was essential to lessen blood loss and prevent shock. An amputation at the knee was expected to take 3 minutes. It was also the most common civil war surgical procedure.
“Use this once the bleeding completely stops,” he advised; adding, “It needs air at first; this might clog it up or cause bloody pus to excrete.”
which is a cut caused when a victim grabs the knife in self-defense. Cuts are
When the nails are being clipped there is a risk that the nail will be clipped to short & the quick (blood vessel which runs from the toe into the nail) will be cut which will lead to bleeding, however the bleeding can be stopped quickly & no long term damaged will be caused.
through a break in otherwise healthy skin – such as a cut, insect bite or other injury – this is known as primary impetigo
Phlebitis. The vein can become warm, swollen, and tender. A red streak may develop along the vein where the midline catheter is.
This type of wound is caused by a long or bladed instrument penetrating the body i.e. a knife. Stab wounds to the torso must always be treated seriously because of the dangers of injury to vital organs a life-threatening internal bleeding.