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To increase tissue perfusion
A patient is diagnosed with critical limb ischemia. Which effect would the nurse intend if the patient's bed is placed in the reverse Trendelenburg position?
A male Hispanic patient is diagnosed with peripheral artery disease (PAD). The patient's health history includes smoking and depression. Which risk factor does this patient have for PAD?
Which condition would the nurse check for in the patient's history before administering cilostazol?
Notify the surgeon immediately
A patient with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) underwent atherectomy. During the immediate postoperative period, the patient's neurovascular checks were normal. The nurse assesses the patient two hours after the surgery and notes that the peripheral pulses are absent. Which action should the nurse take?
The nurse reviews the treatment plan for a patient with symptomatic peripheral artery disease (PAD). Which medications would the nurse expect to find listed on the plan? Select all that apply.
Stem cell therapy
The nurse reviews the care options for patients with lower extremity peripheral artery disease (PAD). Which treatment is used to stimulate blood vessel growth?
"I will soak my feet every evening.
The nurse provides teaching about foot care to a patient with critical limb ischemia. Which statement made by the patient indicates the need for further instruction?
Which rationale supports gene and stem cell therapy for a patient who has critical limb ischemia?
Which ankle-brachial index (ABI) value indicates noncompressible arteries?
Clopidogrel plus aspirin therapy for one year
The nurse anticipates a prescription for which treatment for a patient who has undergone distal peripheral bypass surgery using synthetic graft material?
A patient who presents with claudication is diagnosed with peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Which interventions will the nurse expect to find included in the patient's treatment plan? Select all that apply.
A patient with lower extremity peripheral artery disease (PAD) undergoes a balloon angioplasty with stent placement. Which medication coating on the stent would reduce restenosis?
A patient who is diagnosed with critical limb ischemia is not a candidate for bypass surgery or percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA). Which medication is likely to be prescribed to decrease rest pain and improve ulcer healing?
Spinal cord stimulation
Which treatment may help prevent amputation in patients with critical limb ischemia?
A patient takes ibuprofen and aspirin for management of peripheral artery disease (PAD). Which herbal supplement would the nurse instruct the patient to avoid taking until after discussing it with the health care provider (HCP)?
peripheral arterial disease
A patient reports leg pain that awakens the patient at night. The patient reports that the same pain develops in the legs when they are elevated and disappears when the legs are dangled. Which condition would the nurse suspect?
The nurse assesses a patient who is diagnosed with acute arterial ischemia in the leg. Which early clinical manifestation requires immediate intervention?
The nurse reviews the treatments for lower extremity peripheral artery disease (PAD). Which therapy involves percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) and cold therapy?
Pale and white leg
Severe pain in the lower leg
A patient underwent femoral artery bypass surgery with synthetic graft replacement. Which assessment findings would indicate acute arterial ischemia? Select all that apply.
"I should have my capillary refill checked annually by my health care provider."
"I should wear nylon socks.
The nurse gives a patient who has diabetes mellitus and peripheral artery disease (PAD) information about foot care. Which statements made by the patient indicate a need for additional teaching? Select all that apply.
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