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MANAGEMENT OPTIONS
AND RISK
 

 
Management options selected and level of risk

Minimal Risk
  • Rest
  • Gargles
  • Elastic bandages
  • Superficial dressings
Low Risk
  • Over-the-counter drugs
  • Minor surgery with no identified risk factors
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • IV fluids without additives
Moderate Risk
  • Minor surgery with identified risk factors
  • Elective major surgery with no risk factors
  • Prescriptions drug management
  • Therapeutic nuclear medicine
  • IV fluids with additives
  • Closed treatment of fracture or dislocations without manipulation
High Risk
  • Elective major surgery with identified risk factors
  • Emergency major surgery
  • Parenteral controlled substances
  • Drug therapy requiring intensive monitoring for toxicity
  • Decision not to resuscitate or to de-escalate care because of poor prognosis
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