Peripheral vascular system in order to collect

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diagnoses will be identified, as well as health promotion and disease prevention interventions. Peripheral Vascular System In order to collect subjective data from Jonathan, the RN must ask Jonathan a series of questions that include: character of leg pain or cramps, skin changes on arms or legs, swelling, lymph node enlargement, and medications. Leg Pain or Cramps It has already been identified that Jonathan is experiencing 8/10 pain in both calves of his legs over the past 3 weeks which gets worse with walking but relief is brought on by sitting down and resting. The RN must clarify the type of pain: burning, aching, cramping or stabbing, and if this pain awakes him at night. In aging adults night leg pain is common, however it may indicate the ischemic rest pain of peripheral vascular disease (PVD), which is severe muscle cramping (usually in the calf), or restless calf syndrome (Jarvis, 2012). The RN should ask if the pain is associated with any change in sexual function for aortoiliac occlusion is associated with impotence (Leriche syndrome) (Jarvis, 2012). Since Jonathan has been a smoker for 45 years, the RN will inquire about any vascular problems, heart problems, trauma, obesity, prolonged standing or bedrest. Skin Changes on Arms or Legs
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CASE STUDY: JONATHAN The RN must ask Jonathan of any skin changes on arms and legs, and assess the color: redness, pallor, blueness, or brown discolorations. Temperature change is important to know since coolness is associated with arterial disease (Jarvis, 2012).
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