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5 "p"s in assesment prior and post surgery

  1. 0 I'm doing this case study and it asks what are the five ps that should guide the assesment of M.Cs right leg before and after surgery

    any help?
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  3. Visit  EmmaG profile page
    #1 0
    Look up acute ischemic leg
  4. Visit  luv your nurse profile page
    #2 0
    pain
    pulse
    pallor
    paralysis
    paresthesia

    good luck on the case study

  5. Visit  hcmanp profile page
    #3 0
    Quote from luv your nurse
    pain
    pulse
    pallor
    paralysis
    paresthesia

    good luck on the case study

    and for god's sake, memorize them!
  6. Visit  vashtee profile page
    #4 0
    What about perfusion and polar? (I always heard there were 7 Ps.)
  7. Visit  student-with-no-life profile page
    #5 0
    I agree we were taught 7 P's
  8. Visit  nrsang97 profile page
    #6 0
    I was taught 7 also.
  9. Visit  missdeevah profile page
    #7 0
    Quote from natania
    what about perfusion and polar? (i always heard there were 7 ps.)
    i was taught 5, but just wondering what "polar" is?
  10. Visit  Nursebarebari profile page
    #8 0
    Quote from natania
    What about perfusion and polar? (I always heard there were 7 Ps.)

    Pulse and pallor give you info on pefusion, never heard of polar.
  11. Visit  GingerSue profile page
    #9 0
    what is polar?
  12. Visit  vashtee profile page
    #10 0
    Polar = is the extremity cold to the touch?

    We were taught to assess perfusion by capillary refill.
    Last edit by vashtee on Oct 10, '07
  13. Visit  MAISY, RN-ER profile page
    #11 0
    We learned polyokio for skin temp-I like polar better. Could never remember the word and don't even think I spelled it right! Definately a good thing to know!
    Maisy
  14. Visit  hcmanp profile page
    #12 1
    Quote from MAISY, RN-ER
    We learned polyokio for skin temp-I like polar better. Could never remember the word and don't even think I spelled it right! Definately a good thing to know!
    Maisy
    Poikilothermy: (paraphrased from Taber's) the condition of having something assume the same temperature as the environment - ie ambient temperature.
    Reminds me of when people say they "don't have a temperature" - everybody has a temperature, even if it's ambient! (generally a bad finding).
    Try to have fun out there!:spin:

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