Monday, June 22, 2009

Category: Pulmonary Function - FLOWCHART

FVC, a Tool You Can Use.

  • Formulating a clinical impression of a Forced Vital Capacity (FVC) maneuver is a high level task. It does not lend itself to “simplification”.
  • The intention of the algorithm below is to provide an organized method to review and use the FVC and to assist the practitioner in determining appropriate care. (Not formulate a comprehensive interpretation)

    Click on the algorithm image to enlarge.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Category: Physical Assessment - ACRONYM

The 5 W's, Causes of Post-Op Fever

  • Wind: the lungs (the most common in the 1st 48 hrs)
  • Wound: infection at the surgical site
  • Water: phlebitis at intravenous access
  • Walk: deep venous thrombosis
  • Whiz: urinary tract infection
The 5 most frequent to Worry about.

Category: Inhaled Medication - RHYMES & SONGS