Quote from GradrnKylie
Is there any intervention that can be done prior to contacting doctor to report about the complications?
There could be a variety of reasons this happens, and there are really few interventions. It really depends on the situation. Here's what I'd do:
A) Notify a physician immediately. I'd notify the physician before doing anything else.
B)Place the limb at the level of the heart (never above it, or below it). Help balance the pressures a teeny tiny bit. If the HOB is up, put it down to get the heart where it needs to be.
C)Make the patient NPO immediately (just in case the problem may require surgical intervention...).
D)If the patient is in a cast get the equipment together to cut the cast off.
E)If they're in a splint then get your bandage scissors ready to cut the ace wraps off and put new ones on.