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1

Name 5 ways complications can come about during operations?

Incurrent disease
Anaesthesia - injection site causing pain, vasoconstrictors - necrosis, allergy, toxicity, trauma
Operation - haemorrhage, infection, poor healing, trauma
Surgical condition
Specific disorders

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What are the 8 most common post op problems?
(PPPTCCNM)

PAIN
PYREXIA - infective (wound), noninfective (PE,transfusion)
TACHYCARDIA - infection, arrhythmias,
COUGH (SOB) - pneumonia, lobar collapse, embolus, heart failure,
COLLAPSE - hypovolaemic shock, sepsis, MI, PE, CVA, anaphylaxis
NAUSEA - drugs, bowel obstruction, haematemesis,
POOR URINE OUTPUT - diminished production, hypotensive
MENTAL STATE CHANGES - disorientation, dehydration, hypoxia, infection, confusion