compartment syndrome

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nurse&dad
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106724
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compartment syndrome
Updated:
2011-10-05 18:52:33
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neuro muscularskeletal
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  1. What is acute compartment syndrome?
    Increased pressure within one or more compartments cause massive compromise of circulation to the area
  2. Causes of ACS?
    • External: tight, bulky dressings and casts
    • Internal: blood or fluid accumulation
  3. 5 P's with circulation
    • Pain
    • Pulsa
    • Pink, pallor (color)
    • Paresthesia-numb, tingly
    • Paralysis

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