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Lymphedema and Compression garments
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an abnormal accumulation of protein rich fluid in the space just beneath the skin
Why do cancer pt get lymphedema?
during surgery and/or radiation, the lymph nodes are removed or damaged and causes a disruption of lymph fluid flow
How is lymphedema treated?
with compression wraps or compression garments
How are very large areas treated for lymphedema?
with a manual lymph drainage and compression wraps
Can lymphedema be cured?
constant, consistant, compression
If a person is subject to get lymphedema, it ___ be prevented
a system of vessles whose purpose is to drain lymph from the superficial areas of the body and from the gut
protein, cell fragments and water
lymph from the ___ arm and ___ upper quadrant drains into the ___ venous angle
lymph from the ___ arm, ___ upper and lower quadrant an bilateral ___ extremities drain ino the ___ venous angle.
left, left, lower, left
How is the extra fluid lost?
through breathing, urinaton, and defecation
regardless of how large the limb gets, lymphedema is usually not...?
What are the 2 types of lymphedema?
primary and secondary
congenital malformation of the lymphatic system and may be present at birth or develop later in life
caused by a disruption of the lymphatic system caused by surgery, injury of radiation, and in the upper extremity
What are the stages of lymphedema?
latency, I, II, III
infections such a cellulities or fungal, extreme limb size, decrease mobility, cancer
complications of lymphedema
What are treatment options for lymphedema?
MLD, compression therapy, digestive exercise, nail and skin care
Venous stasis ulcers
lower leg has hemoridian staining
wounds are usually medially o the leg
ulcers are usually clean, shallow, non painful and irreguar
lower leg is usually very edematous
drainage may be heavy
components of care for a venous stasis ulcer
control bacteria overload
use absorptive dressing to manage drainage
moisturize the entire leg to remove peeling
lower leg is usually thin, shiny, pale, with no hair
cool cyanotic feet with thickened nails
deep red and pale
very regular shaped margins, almost perfect circle
beds are pale, deep, necrotic, painful
infections are frequent
components of care for arterial wounds
do not compress
decrease bacterial load
do not debride
period during which compressio sleeve is being inflated or is at maximum inflation pressure
the period during which the compression sleeve is being deflated or is fully deflated
For a residual limb reduction would the inflation and deflation times be shorter or longer?
inflation for amputee
deflation for amputee
How is inflation pressure measured?
Most units can deliever how much mm Hg?
30-120 mm Hg
30-80 mm Hg
general inflation pressure
30-60 mm Hg
40-80 mm Hg
What is the total Rx time?
How often can compression be treated?
3x/week or 4 times a day
Contraindications for compression pump
CHF or pulmonary edema
recent/acute dvt, thrombophlebities, pulmonary embolism
obstructed lymphatic or venous return
severe peripheral arterial disease or ulcers
acute local skin infections
acute trauma or fracture
precautions for compression pump
impaired sensation or mentation
strke or significant cerebrovascular insufficiency
superficial peripheral nerves
What are the effects of external compression?
improves venous and lymphatic circulation
limits the shape and size of tissues
increases tissue temp
help control scar formation
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