Flashcards in Casts & Traction Deck (20):
Upon what do you support a cast while it dries?
How long does it take a cast to dry?
Should you cover a wet cast?
What should you use to help dry a cast?
What signs and symptoms would you report if try were present after cast application?
Numbness and tingling, Burning, Pallor, Unqualified or absent pulses, Unequal coolness
If there is inflammation under a cast, it will be evident in a ___spot.
To prevent irritation of the skin near the edges of a cast the edges should be___.
What type of cast causes cast syndrome?
A body cast
What's cause cast syndrome?
Anxiety and stress leading to sympathoadrenal shut down of the bowel
What is the #1 symptom in cast syndrome
N&V, due to bowel obstruction
What is the #1 treatment of cast syndrome
NPO, and NG tube for decompression
A dry cast is___,____,___?
White,Shiny, Resonant to percussion
Traction is used to____ a fracture, relieve____ ___ and prevent def_____.
Reduces and immobilize
Can skin traction be removed for skin care?
Yes, but not from a skeletal traction
Name 3 types of skin traction?
Bucks- most commonly used in hip fracture in adults, turn to unaffected side
Bryant's- most commonly used in fracture in children
Pelvic- the bed should be semi-fowlers with knee gatched
Name 3 types of skeletal traction
Cranial tongs, Thomas splints with peason attchments, 90 to 90 degree
To unsure Bryant's traction is working the child's hip/sacrum should be____.
Off the bed enough to slip a hand between the sacrum and the bed
What is the advantage of the balancer counteraction?
You can easily move the patient around in bed
Patients in Russell's traction are particularly prone to____.