Introduction to Vascular Assessment: Episode 274
Podcast: Play in new window | Download
Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | RSS | More
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!
Did you enjoy the PodQuiz at the end of the episode? Sign up for Study Sesh and change the way you study!
Are you looking for an easier way to learn Med Surg? Enroll in Med Surg Solution and get lessons on 57 key topics as well as out-of-this-world study guides!
Want a sneak peek into nursing school so you can be prepared and ready? Crucial Concepts Bootcamp teaches you core foundation concepts, medication math, organizational strategies, study tips and so much more. Get ready for nursing school and enroll in Crucial Concepts Bootcamp today!
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.
The information, including but not limited to, audio, video, text, and graphics contained on this website are for educational purposes only. No content on this website is intended to guide nursing practice and does not supersede any individual healthcare provider’s scope of practice or any nursing school curriculum. Additionally, no content on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.