Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Polished boots and ankles.

Random tidbits that need writing down:

a) check patients ankles if they have a cardiac history - swelling may indicate right heart failure - CCF and peripheral oedema.

b) query DVT (deep vein thrombosis)? Always auscultate (check lung sounds) in case they end up with a PE (pulmonary embolism - clot in lungs).

c) set fire to your boot polishing wax. It will become runny and yummy and spread easily over your boots for that extra shine :-)

More to come soon, need to catch up on some sleep now. I was away for the weekend too, so forgive the lack of postings, I have a life to attempt to live...