I am not an orthapedic nurse but I am curious about Orthapedics and complications that arise. I could possibly be working in the future of nursing where I will see postop patients that have had injured limbs and just like to learn more. So I am hoping someone can assist me with my query re: Neurovascular observations and complications that can occur with a skeletal injured limb?
What is done if skin color is dusky purple? Skin temperature is decreased due to reduced perfusion? Minimal voluntary movement of limb and decreased sensation.
Is there any intervention that can be done prior to contacting doctor to report about the complications?
I look forward to your reply and many thanks for your help