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medsurg test 3

lawson care of ct. w/ peripheral arteriosclerosis

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nurse is performing assessment on a ct. who has chronic PAD (peripheral arterial disease). the nurse should expect to find. pallor on elevation of the ct's limbs and rubor when his limbs are dependent (down).
nurse caring for ct. with PAD. the nurse should expect that the ct. will sleep most comfortable in which of the following positions? with the affected limb hanging from the bed **ct's who have severe PAD may find comfort with the affected limb in a dependent position. the other positions will not promote circulation in the lower extremities.
a nurse is caring for ct. who has chronic venous insufficiency, the provider prescribed thigh high compression stockings. the nurse should instruct the ct. to? apply the stockings in the morning upon awakening and before getting OOB
ct has DVTand has been taking heparin for 1 wk. 2 days ago PCP prescribed coumadin. ct questions nurse about being on heparin and coumadin at the same time. which response by the nurse is appropriate? warfarin takes 3-4 days to achieve therapeutic anticoagulant effects. heparin will be discontinued soon.
Created by: lissy11