Flashcards in Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) Deck (9)
PAD is an occlusive disease of the ____ _____
Does the damage to surrounding tissue occur above arterial occlusion?
Would you feel a pulse in a leg with PAD
No, it would be absent
What would the leg look like?
Hairless, cool, pale, thick toenails
What is intermittent claudication?
Muscle pain from decreased blood supply' pain comes and goes
Teach client not to?
Smoke, wear tight clothes, apply direct heat to legs
Teach client to?
Exercise,inspect skin daily, take prescribed meds
What procedures improve PAD?
Bypass surgery, angioplasty