A 56-year-old patient calls the office requesting an appointment
for a problem with his left leg. Responding to your questions about the
problem, he relates that he has swelling in the lower left leg, as well
as pain. He also tells you that the area of the leg is quite warm and
tender to the touch. As you review his chart, you note that he had
abdominal surgery ten days ago.
Recalling office protocol, what do you do about scheduling this patient?
What signs would you anticipate the patient having?
After reviewing thrombophlebitis, what treatment would you anticipate?
What type of patient teaching can be done to prevent thrombophlebitis?
Consider your workstation as you read through each section and see if
you can identify areas for improvement in posture, workstation
components and placement, or work environment. Post your findings.
Identify two other posts of interest and respond to each.