Ortho terms

  1. It's been many years since I worked with any ortho cases........What does C.S.M. mean ? I cannot remember this acronym ! Thanks.
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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   ShandyLynnRN
    isn't that the thing they call managers at Wal Mart?

    I was thinking that you were referring to continuous passive movement, until I re-read... sorry, I'm not an ortho nurse, I am of no help at all!
  4. by   Nabi
    Just had a senior moment reprieve.........it's C.M.S ....... circulation, motion, sensation !
  5. by   caroladybelle
    Circulation, Sensation, Movement
  6. by   Laurlaur
    We have one extra - CSWM, Colour, Warmth, Sensation, Movement
  7. by   irvins1115
    Continuous Passive Movement:wink2:
  8. by   yummo
    cms and cpm are different...
    cms.. circulation (or color), sensation, movement... after a hip or knee surgery you want to know that the patient can feel and wiggle the toes on the affected (as well as nonsurgical) extremity... its ok if they cant feel or wiggle, its normal due to what anesthesia they had, you need to make sure they are progressing in a timely manner back to positive cms

    cpm, continuous passive motion, is a machine they use for post op knees so they dont get stiff, better for rehab and recovery
  9. by   NJLaurenRN
    Quote from Nabi
    It's been many years since I worked with any ortho cases........What does C.S.M. mean ? I cannot remember this acronym ! Thanks.

    is C.S.M. a legal abbreviation for nurses notes

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