Peripheral Vascular Disease

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  • 1. 
    Maria has PVD.  If Maria has cool skin with no edema, what type of PVD does she have?
    • A. 

      Chronic arterial PVD

    • B. 

      Acute arterial PVD

    • C. 

      Chronis venous PVD

    • D. 

      Acute arterial PVD

  • 2. 
    In acute PVD you would expect to see what?
    • A. 

      Full arterial

    • B. 

      Collapsed arterial

    • C. 

      Full venous

    • D. 

      Collapsed venous

  • 3. 
    Matt has PVD.  The nurse shows an understanding of PVD when the nurse states:
    • A. 

      In PVD, skin temperature is not important.

    • B. 

      Do not elevate lower limb positioning for arterial PVD

    • C. 

      No hair on lower legs with venous PVD

    • D. 

      Elevate lower limb positioning for venous PVD

  • 4. 
    Amy is being assessed for PVD.  Upon her assessment, the nurse finds that Amy has ulceration around her hips, he legs show no edema, she has severe pain, and has no pedal pulse.  What would the nurse take away from this assessment?
    • A. 

      Venous PVD

    • B. 

      Arterial PVD

  • 5. 
    Barry is being assessed for PVD.  He complains of aching pain.  His skin feels warm and there is edema present.  He has a pedal pulse.  His skin feels thick and dry.  What would his s/s indicate?
    • A. 

      Acute venous PVD

    • B. 

      Chronic arterial PVD

    • C. 

      Chronic venous PVD

    • D. 

      Acute arterial PVD

  • 6. 
    PVD often affects the blood flow usually where?
    • A. 

      Arms

    • B. 

      Legs

    • C. 

      Heart

    • D. 

      Kidney

  • 7. 
    The majority of people over 65 have PVD?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Atheroscierosis is when what is accumulated inside blood vessels?
    • A. 

      Lipids

    • B. 

      Platelets

    • C. 

      Reticulocytes

    • D. 

      Na

  • 9. 
    PVD can be most modified by:
    • A. 

      Taking medication

    • B. 

      Losing weight

    • C. 

      Quitting smoking

    • D. 

      Monitoring BP

  • 10. 
    A nurse understands they key symptom areas of PVD when the nurse includes: Tissue death, skin appearance and temperature, pulse changes, and:
    • A. 

      Increase of BP

    • B. 

      Vericose Veins

    • C. 

      Increased WBC

    • D. 

      Pain

  • 11. 
    A thrombus is a clot that forms in the vessel and occludes it.  What is it called when the thrombus is dislodged and moved from one area to another?
    • A. 

      Stroke

    • B. 

      CHF

    • C. 

      Embolus

    • D. 

      COPD

  • 12. 
    Darren has just completed a Plethysmorgraphy.  His ABI has come back at 0.65.  What does this indicate?
    • A. 

      Mild vascular insufficiency

    • B. 

      Claudation

    • C. 

      Pain at rest

    • D. 

      Preganrenous

  • 13. 
    Keith is having a photoelectric test down to detect PVD.  When educating Keith about the process, the nurse would include:
    • A. 

      A conscious block will be used

    • B. 

      This measures the MAP

    • C. 

      Measures finger and toe pulses commonly

    • D. 

      Pain management and medication for after procedure

  • 14. 
    This is an examination using sound waves, thich go through tissue and strike the RBCs and bounce back.  It evaluates blood flow and can locate a thrombus.
    • A. 

      Photoelectric

    • B. 

      Xray

    • C. 

      Radionuclide Study

    • D. 

      Ultrasound

  • 15. 
    Examples of venous insufficiency would be:
    • A. 

      DVT

    • B. 

      Thrombophlebitis

    • C. 

      Varicose veins

    • D. 

      All the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 16. 
    Women who use oral contraceptives should be educated about:
    • A. 

      Venous insufficiency

    • B. 

      Arterial insufficiency

  • 17. 
    Which medication is used to inactivate thromboplastin?
    • A. 

      Heparin

    • B. 

      Warfarin

    • C. 

      Diazepam

    • D. 

      Streptokinase

  • 18. 
    A pt is on heparin therapy in the hospital.  What lab would a nurse expect to see done daily?
    • A. 

      PTT

    • B. 

      PT/INR

    • C. 

      CBC

    • D. 

      Sed Rate

  • 19. 
    Warfarin is used commonly in pts.  How does Warfarin work?
    • A. 

      Inactivates thromboplastin

    • B. 

      Inhibits activity of Vit K and prolongs clotting

    • C. 

      Relaxation and stress reductioin

    • D. 

      Moves free water to the kidney

  • 20. 
    Streptokinase is used in pt for:
    • A. 

      Inactivate thromboplastin

    • B. 

      Inhibits Vit K

    • C. 

      Reduces stres

    • D. 

      Dissolve clots forming

  • 21. 
    Occlusive disease, aortic aneurysm, emboli, arteriospastic disease are either a cause or a symptom of blockage of arterial perfusion?
    • A. 

      Cause

    • B. 

      Symptom

  • 22. 
    A pt has a thrombus in their calf.  What would you expect to see in the pt?
    • A. 

      No pain

    • B. 

      Pallor

    • C. 

      Absent pulsation beyond embolus

    • D. 

      Polikilothermia

    • E. 

      B,C, D

  • 23. 
    A pt has arterial insufficiency.  What should the nurse not do?
    • A. 

      Apply warm compresses

    • B. 

      Apply cold compresses

    • C. 

      Instruct the use of loose fitting clothing

    • D. 

      Educate of the potential for burns

  • 24. 
    Arterial insufficiency is well treated by Heparin and Coumadin?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Nifedipine has which of the following side effects?
    • A. 

      Facial flushing

    • B. 

      Reflex tachycardia

    • C. 

      Sweating

    • D. 

      None of the above

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 26. 
    Tolazodine has which of the following side effects
    • A. 

      Ulcer

    • B. 

      Head ache

    • C. 

      Agranulocytis

    • D. 

      All the above