Study your flashcards anywhere!

Download the official Cram app for free >

  • Shuffle
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Alphabetize
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Front First
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Both Sides
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Read
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
Reading...
Front

How to study your flashcards.

Right/Left arrow keys: Navigate between flashcards.right arrow keyleft arrow key

Up/Down arrow keys: Flip the card between the front and back.down keyup key

H key: Show hint (3rd side).h key

A key: Read text to speech.a key

image

Play button

image

Play button

image

Progress

1/22

Click to flip

22 Cards in this Set

  • Front
  • Back
Rheumatoid Arthritis
the disorder of connective tissue
Symptoms of Rheumtoid Arthritis?
Subcutaneous nodules
Warmth
Tenderness
Swelling on joints
Treatment
Nsaids
Heat and Ice to affected joints
Provide ROM, regular exercise
Other facts
affects UPPER extremities(fingers)
autoimmune
Gout
formation of uric
Gout
formation of uric acid in joints especially the BIG TOE. Body's inability to metabolize PURINE foods.
Symptoms
painful joints
Treatment
Allopurinol,Colchicine
Avoid NSAIDS
Avoid Proteins=meats,seafoods,beans and nuts
Avoid Alcohol
Osteoporosis
bone deminderalizes, bone density reduction especially @ wrist, hip and vertebral column
Treatment/Mgt
Vitamin D
Calcium Supplements
Increased Protein
Dairy
No caffeine
Avoid Rugs
Teach to avoid rugs
Meds Given
Fosamax
Calcitonin
NSAIDS
Estrogen
Muscle Relaxers
Amputation
Part of body is removed
Main Problems?
pain,hemorrhage and infection
phantom pain
Treatment
Focus: Restore mobility, focus on exercise and prevention
Place patient in prone position q 3-4hrs
Limb stays flat on bed
*limb must be elevated first 24hrs after surgery;this will decrease pain and swelling*
Symptoms of a Fracture
disalignment
pain on hip and groin
shortening of leg, cannot move leg
Russels Traction
for adult femur@hip and knee
Bucks Traction
for femur/lower legs shaft with force pulling HORIZONTALLY
Bryants Traction
force pulling VERTICALLY. no butt should be touching mattress
Reminders of Traction
elevate
alignment
weights and ropes freely hanging
circulated checks
encourage fluids
-shouldn't touch objects/equipment
2 point gait
walking gait
3 point gait
swing through gait
4 point gait
alternating gait