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Peripheral Vascular

Health Assessment

TermDefinition
Structure and Function: Arteries, Arteries in Arm, Arteries in Leg
Arteries: Temporal artery and Carotid artery
Arteries in Arm: Brachial, Ulnar, Radial
Arteries in Leg: Femoral, Popliteal, Dorsalis pedis, Posterior tibial
Veins – deep and superficial: Jugular veins, Veins in the arm, Veins in the leg
Deep veins: femoral, popliteal
Superficial veins: great saphenous, small saphenous
Perforators: connecting veins.
Functions of lymphatic system - lymph nodes: superficial nodes accessible to physical examination: Head and cervical nodes, Clavicular nodes, Axillary nodes, Epitrochlear, Inguinal
Subjective Data— Health History Questions: Leg pain or cramps, Skin changes on arm or legs, Swelling, Lymph node enlargement, Varicose veins, Slow healing wounds on legs or feet, Past history, Family history, Lifestyle or health patterns
Objective Data— The Physical Exam: Arms—Inspect and Palpate. Skin for color, texture, and temperature. Capillary refill. Radial pulse. Ulnar pulse. Brachial pulse. Epitrochlear nodes.
Objective Data— The Physical Exam: (cont) Legs—Inspect and Palpate. Skin and hair. Symmetry. Temperature. Edema/pitting edema. Inguinal lymph nodes. Femoral pulse. Popliteal pulse. Posterior tibial pulse. Dorsalis pedis pulse. Leg veins. Assess while patient stands.
Created by: mr209368