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.

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