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1

What are the key points for the ideal operative fracture journey?

Admission to orthopaedic ward within 4 hours
Surgery within 2 days
Minimise risk of pressure ulcer
Managed on orthopaedic ward
Assessment for need for anti-resorptive therapy
Multi-disciplinary assessment

2

What is delirium?

Change in consciousness levels
Disordered thinking
Inattention
Fluctuating cognition

3

How is delirium managed?

MANAGE:
Predisposing
Precipitating
Propagating
Underlying cause
Non-pharmacological

4

Who is most likely to get pressure ulcers?

Frail or malnourished patients
Failure to mobilise early
Delay to surgery

5

How long does it take for pressure ulcers to develop?

30 minutes +

6

When is analgesia needed?

On admission
X-ray
Pre-op
Post-op

7

What side effect can opiates cause?

Drowsiness
Confusion
Constipation
Dizziness

8

What can be prescribed if the patient is confused on morphine?

Oxycodone

9

What is the pre-op analgesia of choice?

Local nerve blocks

10

What is the post-op analgesia of choice?

Paracetamol >
Codeine >
Morphine or oxycodone

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