DIAG 2725 Vascular Exam - Abdominal aorta Femoral Popliteal...

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Vascular Exam (Patient is supine & disrobed to the waist) Inspection o Skin Color o Skin Thickness o Finger & Toe Nails o Hair Condition on the Extremities o Ulcerations o Edema o Stasis Dermatitis (Look at lower extremity when stating this) o Fundoscopic Exam –   We would normally perform this but  today we are not o Venous Pulsation in the Jugular Veins (Raise exam table to a 45 degree angle!) o Path of the Greater Saphenous Vein (Medial aspect of leg) For Tortuosity & Dilation o Path of the Lesser Saphenous Vein (Lateral aspect of leg) For Tortuosity & Dilation Palpation o Arterial Pulses For rate, rhythm, amplitude & contour (do unilaterally but state that  would do bilaterally normally ) Carotid Subclavian Brachial Radial Ulnar
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Unformatted text preview: Abdominal aorta Femoral Popliteal Posterior tibialis Dorsalis pedis o Would Palpate Arterial Wall Thickness but not recommended o Skin Temperature of the Extremities (Must do bilaterally with back of hands) o Edema (Push in in the ankle region to show how to check for pitting) Auscultation o Arterial Bruits (Use bell of stethoscope; Do unilaterally; ask patient to hold their breath) Temporal Carotid Subclavian Abdominal aorta Femoral o Venous Hum (Use bell of stethoscope; ask patient to hold their breath) Base of the neck • (bilaterally; ask patient to turn their head to each side and tilt it upward) Epigastrum...
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  • Winter '11
  • WilliamKessel
  • pulse, Abdominal aorta, saphenous vein, Greater saphenous vein, Lesser Saphenous Vein, Arterial Wall Thickness

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