Flashcards in GI surgery Deck (10):
WWhat are the two types of haemorrhage?
Reactionary - immediately after surgery
Secondary - infection, causes 5-10 days after
How does Haemorrhage present?
Overt - see blood
Oliguria - low urine
What is the presentation of DVT?
Low grade fever (5-14 days)
Unilateral ankle swelling
Calf or thigh tenderness
Increased leg diameter
What is the prevention of DVT?
Low-dose subcutaneous heparin
How do compression stockings work?
Compress the superficial veins.
Push the blood into the deep veins
What are the major respiratory complications in surgery?
Chest infection presentation?
Low grade fever (0-2 days)
High grade fever (4-10 days)
How is pulmonary Embolism diagnosed?
CT pulmnary angiogram - best option
What are the gi complications of surgery?
Ileus - paralysis if intestinal motility