A key component of your head-to-toe and focused assessments is the vascular assessment. In this episode I’m sharing tips and real-world examples to help you feel more confident at the bedside.

  • What type of clinical situations warrant a vascular assessment
  • Tips for taking a proper blood pressure measurement
  • Pulse assessment, including a key tip on using the Doppler
  • General vascular assessment techniques including capillary refill, edema and pain
  • Neurovascular assessment
  • The 6 P’s of Ischemia
  • What the Allen test is and how to perform one
  • Bruits and thrills demystified!

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Learn more about cardiac assessment in Performing A Cardiac Assessment: Episode 250

Learn more about AVMs in AVMs A to Z: Episode 241

Read the article about performing a vascular assessment and view references here.

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