(Fill-In) ________ the removal of a limb, or part of a limb, that is no longer useful to you and is causing you great pain, or threatens your health because of extensive infection
Modified ankle disarticulation amputation, performed most frequently for extensive foot trauma and produces a painless durable extremity end that can stand full weight bearing
50 year old man had an accident where his arm was graved in an elevator his lower arm was crushed he is in shock how should the Nx support his body?
On his back w/ legs elevated
A realistic-looking hand that is activated by electrical impulses from muscle in the upper arm. Electrical activity is relayed from electrodes in the shell of the prosthesis to microcircuits in the prosthetic fingers.
The myoelectric arm
(Fill-In) _______ A kind of amputation where the skin flaps cover the severed bone end
Closed method (flat amputation)
Pt has been rushed to surgery his arm has been amputated above the elbow. He wakes up cursing at the Nx when pt see's his arm is missing what should the Nx do?
Stay quietly w/ the pt at the bedside
Pt says my arm isn't there but i feel throbbing what should the nurse say?
you may be experiencing phantom pain from the amputation site
(Fill-In) _______ is growth containing many nerve cells
(Fill-In) _______ is a benzodiazepine, a drug that slows down the central nervous system
Pt ask the Nx why is his stump all being re-wrap which of the following answers should the Nx tell the Pt?
it shrinks and shapes the stump
A bacterial infection of the hair follicle which produces small, itching, solid areas
What will be the least desirable position for a pt w/ schedule to have a below the knee (BTK) amputation?
Sitting in a chair (bleeding and swelling)
The Nx team meets to develop a plan to strengthens the muscle of a pt w/ an amputation which activity is best to begin implementing immediately after surgery
Lifting herself w/ a trapeze
(SATA) Below the knee (BTK) amputation to insure optimum rehabilitation what Nx action are appropriate?
Teach her to wrap the stump distally to proximally w/ an elastic roller bandage