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3 Common blood clot places

DVT
Afib
Pelvic blood clot

2

PE

Any occlusion in your lungs

3

PE takes about how much air?

20cc - goes up against the valve and blocks it - can't go through valve/blood also can't go through

4

Fat emboli usually occurs

24-72 hours after after a long bone fracture

5

Types of fat emboli

Femur
Humerus
Pelvis

6

What happens when fat breaks off into the bloodstream...

Plt are attracted to the fat - fat globules - can lodge into the lungs

7

Petechia rash

Occlusion of the dermal capillaries

8

Mill-wheel Murmur..

turning of water and air together in a air emboli

9

Specific symptoms of fat emboli

Petechia to the chest and axilla

10

Specific symptom of pulmonary emboli

Elevated D-Dimer

11

Specific symptom to air emboli

Right sided HF and a continuous drum-like mill-wheel murmur

12

Risk factors for blood emboli

Immobility
Pregnancy
Age

13

Risk factors for air emboli

Diving
Central line insertion
Defective IV tubing

14

Pulmonary embolism affects the..

vasculature not the intake of air

15

Blood Clots Tx:

Heparin Therapy
tPA - if very large

16

Air Emboli Tx:

Left lateral decubitus position - will reposition the air from against the valve to the left side of the heart - air can get around the bubble

Aspiration of the R. Ventricle

17

Fat Emboli Tx:

Prevention: Early splinting or reduction

Intubate