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  #1

This topic is only for posting Mnemonics for Surgery.
Regards!




  #2

THANKS!

The 5 W's For Remembering Common Causes of Fever Post-Operation:
WATER, WIND, WALK, WOUND, & WEIRD DRUGS
WATER = urinary tract infections
WIND = atelectasis or pneumonia
WALK = deep vein thrombosis
WOUND = surgucal wound infection
WEIRD DRUGS = drug induced fever


  #3

"PsychDr2B" wrote:
THANKS!

The 5 W's For Remembering Common Causes of Fever Post-Operation:
WATER, WIND, WALK, WOUND, & WEIRD DRUGS
WATER = urinary tract infections
WIND = atelectasis or pneumonia
WALK = deep vein thrombosis
WOUND = surgucal wound infection
WEIRD DRUGS = drug induced fever



Good One it's better if remembered this way

WIND = Atelectasis 1st POD
WATER = UTI 3rd POD
WALK = DVT 5th POD
WOUND = Wound Infection 7th POD
Wonder why = abscess
Weird drugs = medications(last 2 after 10th POD)

POD = Post Operative Day


  #4

i think wound comes before thrombophlebitis


  #5

also the pneumonia occurs in the post op day



regards



  #6

These are conditions that prevent the nature to heals the fistula in GI Tract : FETI3D

F = Foreign bodies
E = Epithelization
T = Tumors
I = infection
I = Irradiated tissue
I = IBD
D = Distal obstruction



winkwinkwink


  #7

CT scan indications in trauma setting:

Uncle Nelson ARgues ABout Kids

Unconcious pt after head trauma

Neck injury; to confirm vertebral fracture when Xray is equivocal

Aortic Rupture (after Xray, Before Aortogram)

Abdominal penetrating wound; when gloved finger in ER cant say for sure if theres penetration

Kidney injury leading to blood in urine; blunt abdominal trauma

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hope it helps !!



  #8

Hi, mdwannabe acutually wound is after trombophebitis.
Wind (atelectasis)
Water (UTI)
Walk (thrombophlebitis)
Wound (infected)
Wonder where (abscess)
Wonder drugs.

The way I remeber the order it's thinking about Katrina (the Hurricane, not that bully girl from highschool)...

First, the Wind then the Rain (Water) then you run (walk) then you trip and fall (Wound), and you Wonder what happened
now just add the day it presents with ascending odd numbers 1 3 5 7 (10 for abscess)
For drug there is no day, can be from day one, you suspect drugs after you rule out other causes.

hope it helps


Edited by romodoc on Aug 21, 2007 - 10:51 AM

  #9

yeah its really helpful..now i cannt forget it,,thanks for posting such a good nmemonic





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