Nishant Anand, Tara Sotsky Kent, Latha Stead, S. Matthew's First Aid for the Surgery Clerkship PDF

By Nishant Anand, Tara Sotsky Kent, Latha Stead, S. Matthew Stead, Matthew Kaufman

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ECG demonstrating U wave of hypokalemia. 49 HIGH-YIELD FACTS FIGURE 4-4. Peaked T waves in hyperkalemia. Hyperkalemia DEFINITION > 5 mEq/L. CAUSES Rarely found when renal function is normal. Fluids, Electrolytes, and Nutrition SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS Ⅲ Ⅲ ECG: Ⅲ Early: Peaked T waves, wide QRS, ST depression Ⅲ Late: Disappearance of T waves, heart block, sine wave, cardiac arrest GI: nausea, vomiting, intermittent intestinal colic, diarrhea See Figures 4-4 and 4-5. TREATMENT Ⅲ Kayexalate—cation exchange resin.

Osmotic equilibrium is maintained because of permeability of cell membranes and endothelium. Nonisotonic fluid shifts. When the osmolality of either ICF or ECF changes, water moves along the osmotic gradient from the hypotonic compartment to the hypertonic compartment until a new osmotic equilibrium is reached. At this point, each compartment has a new volume and osmolality. Isotonic fluid shifts. Iso-osmotic fluid gains and losses are distributed only within the ECF because without a change in osmolality, water will not shift between compartments.

TREATMENT Ⅲ Ⅲ Placement of a closed drainage system primarily will help prevent seroma formation. Seromas are treated by aspiration of the fluid followed by drain placement. COMPLICATIONS HIGH-YIELD FACTS Like hematomas, a seroma increases the risk of infection due to the presence of nutrients in which microorganisms can grow. Wound Failure DEFINITIONS Ⅲ Ⅲ Ⅲ Occurs when there has been complete or partial disruption of one or more layers of the incisional site Termed dehiscence if it occurs early in the postoperative course before all stages of wound healing have occurred Termed incisional hernia when it occurs months or years after the surgical procedure Wounds CAUSES Poor operative techniques that may lead to wound failure include the following: Ⅲ Suture material with inadequate tensile strength.

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