USMLE Step 1 Review/Respiratory

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Predisposing Conditions for Pulmonary Embolism: TOM SCH PREFER[edit]

  • T - Trauma
  • O - Obesity
  • M - Malignancy
  • S - Surgery
  • C - Cardiac disease
  • H - Hospitalization
  • P - Past history, Pregnancy, Post-partum
  • R - Rest (bed-bound)
  • E - Estrogen,
  • F - Fracture
  • E - Elderly
  • R - Road trip

ARTERIAL OCCLUSION (Signs of Compartment Syndrome)[edit]

6 Ps

  • Pain
  • Pallor
  • Paralysis
  • Paresthesias
  • Poikilothermia (perishing with cold)
  • Pulselessness
Useful Websites[edit]