PCM flashcards Proceedures(.txt).txt

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  1. A local accumulation of pus anywhere in the body also known as a boil
  2. a non-MRSA abscess is most likely to be caused by which 3 bacteria?
    Stalph aureus, e. coli, enterococcus
  3. T or F there is such a thing as a sterile abscess
  4. What is abscess treatments for an abscess with no fluctuance?
    Warm soak
  5. What is the treatment for an abscess with fluctuance?
    Incision and drainage, once the pus is gone the abscess should heal on it's own no Abx nessisary (unless its MRSA)
  6. The mushy soft feeling of an abscess is called what?
  7. Do you anesthatize for an abscess I and D? If so with what?
    YES 1% lidocain with epi and/or bupiv 50/50
  8. What is typically found in an I and D kit?
    Steril bowls, curved hemostat, #11 blade, wick, culture swab, scissors, sterile gauze, tape syringe jet for irrigation
  9. Why should you avoid overpacking a drained abscess?
    It can cause ischemia
  10. What is the goal of packing a drained abscess?
    You don't want the edges to heal in the bacteria and cause a new abscess to form in the cavity, you can cut an elipse if not in a sensitive area and then packing is not as essential. The packing allows for healing and continued drainage
  11. After an I and D when should the pt follow up to have the drain removed?
  12. If there is cellulitis associated with the abscess what should you perscribe the patient?
    Bactrim DS x2 BID or if allergic Clindamycin
  13. Your patient has a facial wound (that needs sutures) that they got yesterday morning it is now the next day in the afternoon and by your calculation has been 29 hours. Should you suture this wound? Consult plastic surgery? Or allow natural healing?
    Consult plastics it has been more than 24 hours
  14. For wounds not on the face if the wound was sustained __ to ___ hours before they present to you, you should consult plastics on whether to suture or not.
    12-18 hours
  15. What is included in a suture kit?
    • 2 sterile bowls
    • scissors
    • needle holder
    • sterile gauze
    • sterile drape
    • normal saline
    • betadine
    • suture material
  16. Name three non-dissolvable sutures
    • ethilon
    • Prolene
    • Silk (usually only used in the OR or on a chest tube)
  17. Name 4 dissolvable sutures
    • Vicryl-braided � 60 days
    • Monocryl-monofilament
    • Gut
    • Rapid absorbing
  18. What is the drawback to rapid absorbing type sutures?
    They are weak and cannot take high tension wounds
  19. What is the drawback to using Gut sutures?
    It stiffens as you suture and you have to keep it wet so it is hard to use
  20. What is the drawback to vicrylbraided sutures?
    The braid can carry bacteria and puts the pt at risk for wound site infection
  21. Are higher numbers a finer thread or a wider thread in sutures?
    Higher number narrow thread
  22. What type of suture should you use on the face?
    5-0 or a 6-0 ethilon or prolene
  23. What areas of the body should you not use prolene and why?
    Areas of tension or movement because it has more stretch than ethilon and will loosen with repetative movement
  24. What type of suture is typically used for internal sutures?
    Gut or monocryl
  25. Why do you do internal sutures?
    Used to take off the tension on the more superficial stitches by holding the deeper wound edges together
  26. What 4 things can you do to help hemostasis of a wound?
    Elevation, pressure, ice, tourniquet
  27. Which has a quicker onset (lidocaine or bupivicaine)?
  28. which has a longer duration? Lidocain or bupivicaine?
  29. Why do you use bicarb with a lidocaine injection?
    Because lidocaine is acidic and causes a sting upon injection so the bicarb neutralized the lidocaine making it sting less. Unfortunatly it also decreases the effectiveness of the anesthetic
  30. What can you give with an lidocain injection to make it last longer and slow bleeding?
  31. Where can you not use epinephrine injection with lidocaine?
    Fingers, toes, penis or nose
  32. What are the 3 active agents in LET?
    Lidocaine, epinephrine, tetracaine
  33. What is EMLA?
    An anesthetic cream, eutectic mixture of local anesthesia
  34. Which topical anesthetic must be applied to closed skin, has an onset of 30 mins and is used for LP, IV, and blood draws?
  35. What topical anesthetic must be applied to an open wound, has an onset of 15 mins and lasts up to one hour?
  36. What stitch should you use for a wound with no tension?
    Simple interrupted or simple running stitch
  37. what stitchin style should you use for a lac with edge tension?
    Horizontal mattress and vertical mattress
  38. What stitching style should you use for a deep wound with tension?
  39. what stitch should you use for an edge with a corner flap?
    Corner stitch
  40. What should you cover a recently sutured area with?
    Bacitracin or xeroform, dry sterile dressing
  41. At minimum you should change the dressing over stitches how often?
    Twice a day
  42. Should you leave a suture site dry? Or soak it
    dry for 24 hours no soaking wet until sutures come out
  43. When do you take out face sutures?
    5-7 days!
  44. When do you take out non flexor surface sutures?
    7-10 days
  45. When do you take out flexor surface sutures?
    10-14 days
  46. Why cant you saturate an area that was recently sutured?
    Water softens the skin and the suture can rip through the skin and come out also causing a new wound in the process and making new stitches more difficult
  47. Where should you use staples?
    The head, scalp injuries
  48. When can you use dermabond?
    When there is no pressure on the wound and the edges come together perfectly
  49. Do you shave the scalp before closing a scalp wound?
    No, shaving actually increases the risk of infection
  50. Can the patient shower after having a scalp wound closed?
    No they cannot shower until staples come out (for this reason it is nice to clean off as much blood as possible for the patient)
  51. How can you decrease keloid scarring?
    Constant pressure on the scarring tissue
  52. Blood under the nail is call a _____
    subungual hematoma
  53. Subungal hematomas are best drained __ to __ days after injury
  54. your pt has what looks like a subungal hematoma but reports it has been there for years and thinks the bruise is permanent what should you be worried about?
    Malignant melanoma
  55. What are 3 instruments you sould use to trephinate a SH?
    • Heated paper clip
    • electrocautery penicillin18g needle
  56. What are 3 indications to repair the nail bed
    • uncontrolled bleeding
    • obvious laceration
    • base is avulsed from matrix
  57. What anesthetic do you use for a digital block?
    Lidocaine, bupivocaine
  58. can you do a nailbed repair without a digital block?
  59. In a nailbed repair what doyou do with the old nail?
    Clean the old nail and splint it to the finger so that it can serve as a guide for the new nail to grow
  60. What is another name for nursemaid's elbow
    radial head subluxation (partial dislocation)
  61. What causes nursemaid's elbow?
    External rotation distraction or torquing of the elbow via the forearm
  62. A child presents to you with their arm held at their side with slight elbow flexion holding their arm in place over their lap. They do not appear to be in any pain what is your diagnosis?
    Nursemaid's elbow
  63. Nursemaid's elbow typically happens in children age ___ to ___
    15 months to 3 years
  64. Name 3 techniques for fixing nursemaid's elbow
    • Flexion
    • Felexion with hand in external rotation
    • Extension with hyperpronation
  65. What are some good follow up instructions for nursemaid elbow (3)
    • no lifting or twisting it for 2-3 days
    • NSAID for pain
    • Eductaion to cause and prevention
  66. A patient presents to you with erythema, swelling, and tenderness around the nail of the big toe they state that they just had a pedicure to make their toes look good for those new coach shoes that they got on sale because they were a size too small. What do you diagnose? What cool new shoe should you give this patient after you fix their problem?
    Ingrown toenail, post op shoe
  67. How would you educate a pt with an ingrown toenail?
    • Wear comfortable shoes
    • warm soaks twice daily
    • follow up with pcp or podiatry within a week
    • return if symptoms worsen
    • post op shoe for comfortabletrim nail straight across not rounded
    • wear wider shoes if possible
  68. 2 causes of paronychia
    nailbiting and work trauma
  69. what is the treatment for paronychia?
    Warm soaks, drainage, avoidance
  70. What should you place an avulused tooth in to preserve it?
  71. How should you hold a tooth that has fallen out?
    Handle by the crown never by the root
  72. What conditions can you splint with a butterfly, short leg or posterior leg spint?
    • Fibula fracture
    • Stable ankle fracture
    • severe ankle sprain
  73. What spint should you use for a collies fracture?
    Sugar tong
  74. What can you use a sugar tong splint for?
    • Collie fracture
    • surpacondylar fracture
    • mid shaft forearm fracture
  75. What splint do you use for a supracondylar fracture?
    Sugar tong splint
  76. What splint do you use for a mid shaft or forearm fracture?
    Sugar tong splint
  77. What do you use a ankel short let/posterior splint plus a sugar tong spling for ?
    • Unstable ankle fracture
    • severe ankle sprain
    • foot fracture
  78. What splint do you use for a boxer's fracture
    ulnar gutter
  79. What do you use a volar splint for?
    • Distal forearm fracture
    • wrist sprain
    • laceration or immobilization
    • carpal fracture
  80. What should you use a thumb spica splint for?
    • Scaphoid fracture
    • thumb sprain/dislocation
    • DeQuervain's tendontitis
    • Gamekeepers thumb
    • Other thumb fractures
  81. What do you use a posterior elbow/long arm splint for?
    • Supracondylar
    • elbow sprain
    • radial head fracture
  82. Velcro wrist splint is used for what?
    • Wrist sprain
    • wrist laceration
  83. When would you use a lewenstern splint?
    • Thumb injury including
    • fracture
    • lacerations
    • dislocation
  84. What would you use a Post op shoe for?
    • Toe and food fracture and sprain
    • Laceration- immobilization and protection
  85. what is the first line proceedure for a nasal foreign body in a kid?
    Parental kiss and blow
  86. What are some other methods you can try for a nasal foreign body besides blowing
    • alligator forceps
    • angled forceps
    • hook fashioned flu swab
    • suction tip
    • cotton swab with dermabond
  87. what do you use to remove a vaginal foreign body
    ring forceps and a speculum
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