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USIDMS LE Venous Insufficiency

What is the BEST position for a patient to be in during a venous insufficiency exam? Standing is the best reflux test position
During a venous reflux exam what position are patients USUALLY in? Semi-Fowler's or reverse Trendelenburg position
How long does venous reflux need to be above the baseline for it to be considered abnormal? Greater than or equal to 1 second
What are the values for a grading reflux scale? Grade 1: 1-2 seconds Grade 2: 2-4 seconds Grade 3: 4-6 seconds Grade 4: >6 seconds
Many venous insufficiency patients have multiple ___________________ ____________ _________________ ? Incompetent venous systems
What are the three methods for ablating the GSV, SSV, or varicose veins? 1) Radiofrequency (VNUS) 2) Laser (EVLT) 3) Sclerosing foam injection
What is photoplethysmography (PPG)? An infrared light that responds to changes in the blood content in the subcutaneous layer.
During a PPG how long should it take for normal, non-damaged, veins to fill back up? It should take longer/ greater then 20 seconds
What is air plethysmography (APG)? A test that measures how good the calf muscle pump works.
What are the characteristics of a venous ulcer? Venous: -Occurs near the medial malleolus -They have a irregular shape and they are shallow -Stasis dermatitis, infection or inflammation, varicose veins -Mild pain -Venous ooze
Created by: emhart2