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1

What are the causes and days of post op fever? What is the pneumonic?

Malignant hyperthermia - during surgery (wonder drugs)
Bacteremia- post op day 0 (wound)
Atelectasis - post op day 1 (wind)
PNA -post op day 2 (wind)
UTI - post op day 3 (Water)
DVT - post op day 5 (walking)
Wound - post op day 7 (wound)
Abscess - post op day 10

Wonder drugs, wound, wind, wind, water, walking, wound

2

What is the time, treatment and PPX for malignant hyperthermia?

Time: During Surgery
Tx: Dantrolene
PPX: Family history

3

What is the time, treatment and PPX for Bacteremia?

Time: Right after Sx, (post op day )
Tx: Blood culture, ABX
PPX: Don’t poke Bowel

4

What is the time, treatment and PPX for Atelectasis?

Time: post op day 1
Tx: CXR, incentive spirometer
PPX: Spirometer

5

What is the time, treatment and PPX for PNA?

Time: Day 2
Tx: ABX,(Vancouver + pip/tazo for HAP)
PPX:spirometer

6

What is the time, treatment and PPX for UTI?

Time: day 3
Tx: urinalysis
PPX: remove catheter early

7

What is the time, treatment and PPX for DVT?

Time: day 5
Tx: ultrasound, heparin -> Warfarin
PPX: ambulation, Heparin

8

What is the time, treatment and PPX for wound?

Time: day 7
Tx: cellulitis is visible, (ultrasound to rule out abscess), ABX
PPX: don’t mess up your surgeries

9

What is the time, treatment and PPX for abscess?

Time: day 10
Tx: CT scan, drain, ABX
PPX: Don’t mess up your surgeries