Cast Removal

Cast Removal

A cast is typically removed when a fracture heals or requires further manipulation. Less common indications include cast damage, a pressure ulcer under the cast, excessive drainage or bleeding, and a constrictive cast.

Preparation of Equipment

The cast saw may be loud enough to require the use of hearing protection for the patient and staff members present during the cast removal, according to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards. Follow the manufacturer’s directions for use.

Jul 21, 2016 | Posted by in NURSING | Comments Off on Cast Removal

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