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Unformatted text preview: • vein closure • Blood flow Lymphatic Disorders • Lymph = plasma • Acute lymphangitis • Streptococci bacteria Treat lymphangitis • C&S • CBC • “Streak” Lymphedema Primary vs. secondary Chronic swelling Elephantitis Meds: furosemide and abx Surgery Cellulitis • Inflamed/ infected connective tissue • Treatment - abx Interventions and Procedures Endarterectomy • vascular surgeon makes an incision in affected artery & removes plaque contained in artery's inner lining Encourage use of pain meds post op • Promote rest • Pain increases resp rate & o2 consumption • Allow TCDB’ing & ambulation...
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- Fall '13
- venous leg ulcers, Lymphangitis, pain meds, pain meds post