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Chronic final - PVD
Terms in this set (17)
adequate perfusion ensures ____ and it depends on the _____ system
peripheral vascular disease is a consequence of ____
modifiable risk factors of atherosclerosis and peripheral arterial disease
nicotine use, diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, stress, sedentary lifestyle
nonmodifiable risk factors of atherosclerosis and peripheral arterial disease
increasing age, female gender, genetics
pain in the leg muscles that occurs during exercise and is relieved by rest
reddish-blue discoloration of the extremities. may be ovserved after extremity is placed in dependent position
a bluish tint of the skin, oxygenation is reduced in the blood
1. intermittent claudication
2. pulses diminished or absent
3. dependent rubor
4. elevated pallor, dry, shiny skin
5. cool temp
6. thick toenails
1. pulses okay, but hard to feel with edema
2. heavy, thick skin, rough like an elephant
3. lower leg ulcers
4. irregular border
nursing interventions for PVD
2. discourage standing still or sitting for prolonged periods
3. maintain warm temperatures
4. avoid constrictive cothing, socks or shoes
5. do not cross the legs
arterial: raise or lower legs?
venous: raise or lower legs?
dressing that has zinc oxide which promotes wound healing
sequential compression stockings for arterial or venous?
purpose of dressings for wounds from PVD
promote moisture unless it has progressed to gangrene
arterial insufficiency characterized by?
venous insufficiency characterized by?
pain described as aching or heavy. foot and ankle may be edematous
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