Red Arm 1

Post MI and cardiac arrest transferred back to local hospital after ICU stay.

Not painful, slightly warm in the really red areas, wasn’t there before admission, doesn’t think there was an IV in that arm because of the redness (although he was vented for a period of time and may not remember). No breaks in the skin (bites, scratches) before admission. Denies IVDU but positive for cocaine and lives with a prostitute.

Has had two days of cefazolin.

What would you recommend?


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