System Disorder- PVD Atherosclerosis.pdf - ACTIVE LEARNING TEMPLATE System Disorder Gabrielle Parker STUDENT NAME PVD Atherosclerosis DISORDER\/DISEASE

System Disorder- PVD Atherosclerosis.pdf - ACTIVE LEARNING...

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Unformatted text preview: ACTIVE LEARNING TEMPLATE: System Disorder Gabrielle Parker STUDENT NAME______________________________________ PVD- Atherosclerosis DISORDER/DISEASE PROCESS___________________________________________________________ REVIEW MODULE CHAPTER__12 __________ Alterations in Health (Diagnosis) Physical exam will be conducted. Signs of narrowed, enlarged or hardened arteries will be found Pathophysiology Related to Client Problem Common sites of atheromas in the peripheral circulation are abdominal aorta, carotid arteries, and femoral & iliac arteries Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Exercise regularly Weight control ASSESSMENT SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS Risk Factors Expected Findings Smoking, High blood pressure, High cholsterol, Family history, Inactive lifestyle, Obesity, Diabetes A weak/ absent pulse Decreased blood pressure in affected limb Monitor cholesterol, blood pressure Bruit Laboratory Tests Diagnostic Procedures Blood tests Blood flow assessed by Doppler studies and arteriography Stress tests Plethysmography measures the size of limbs and blood volume in organs or tissues PATIENT-CENTERED CARE Nursing Care Monitor pain Provide comfortable environment Teach relaxation techniques Examine skin for lesions, gangrene Therapeutic Procedures Angioplasty Endarterectomy Fibrinolytic therapy Bypass surgery ACTIVE LEARNING TEMPLATES Complications Medications Anti-platelet Beta blockers ACE inhibitors Calcium channel blockers Diuretics Client Education Smoking cessation Get active Eat healthy Plaque bulid up Angina Arrhythmias Chronic kidney disease Interprofessional Care Cardiologist Vascular specialist Neurologist Nephrologist Therapeutic Procedure  A11 ...
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