Week 5- Peripheral Vascular System

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Week 5- Peripheral Vascular System
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2015-07-12 14:04:00
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Week 5- Peripheral Vascular System
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  1. What are the related organs of the lymphatic system?
    • Tonsils
    • adnoids 
    • appendix
    • lymph nodes
    • bone marrow
    • thymus
    • lymphativ vessels
    • spleeen
    • peyer's patches
  2. What is intermittent claudication?**
    • leg cramps due to varicose veins, exercise etc.
    • seen in smokers
  3. What is arterial spasm *
    when finger tips/toes change color when it's cold
  4. *Venous peripheral vascular disease
    edema of the legs and feet
  5. How do you grade pulses?
    • 0: absent, unable to palpate
    • 1+:weaker than expected
    • 2+: Normal
    • 3+: Bounding
  6. What can be some causes of edema?
    • DVT
    • Chronic Venous Insufficiency
    • Lymphedema
    • Orthostatic Edema
    • CHF
  7. Grading edema
    • press over ankle and notice pitting
    • 1-4 sec
  8. What is brawny
    when skin becomes brown after having edema for too long
  9. What is lymphedema?
    • WILL NOT PIT
    • usually there's a blockage in the lymph nodes towards the heart
  10. What is orthostatic edema?
    standing for too long
  11. What is CHF?
    R-Side of heart cannot accept more blood
  12. What is Homan's Sign **
    • when in supine w/ knee lifted at a 90 degree angle off bed, foot flexion will cause deep calf pain
    • Sign of DVT
    • only accurate 35% of the time
  13. Describe Chronic Arterial Insufficieny
    Pain/Pulses/Color/Temp/Edema/Skin/Ulcer/Gangrene?
    • Pain: intermittent claudication
    • Pulses: 0-1+
    • Color: Pallor
    • Temp: Cool
    • Edema: Absent/mild
    • Skin: loss of hair, thick toe nails
    • Ulcer: if present, involves toes or points of trauma
    • Gangrene: may develop
  14. Describe Chronic Venous Insufficiency
    Pain/Pulses/Color/Temp/Edema/Skin/Ulcer/Gangrene?
    • Pain: None
    • Pulses: Normal
    • Color- Normal --> Brawny
    • Temp: Normal
    • Edema: Present
    • Skin: Brawny
    • Ulcer: if present, medial ankle
    • Gangrene: does not develop

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