5 "p"s in assesment prior and post surgery

  1. 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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  2. 13 Comments

  3. by   EmmaG
    Look up acute ischemic leg
  4. by   luv your nurse
    pain
    pulse
    pallor
    paralysis
    paresthesia

    good luck on the case study

  5. by   hcmanp
    Quote from luv your nurse
    pain
    pulse
    pallor
    paralysis
    paresthesia

    good luck on the case study

    and for god's sake, memorize them!
  6. by   vashtee
    What about perfusion and polar? (I always heard there were 7 Ps.)
  7. by   student-with-no-life
    I agree we were taught 7 P's
  8. by   nrsang97
    I was taught 7 also.
  9. by   missdeevah
    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. by   Nursebarebari
    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. by   GingerSue
    what is polar?
  12. by   vashtee
    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. by   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
  14. by   hcmanp
    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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