The goal of this course is to provide the clinician with up-to-date best practices for identifying and treating patients with PAD. It includes symptoms, complications, risk factors, and modifications of PAD. In addition, diagnostic tests, assessment, and treatment strategies will be discussed.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Risk Factors, Symptoms, and Complications
Overview of Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
Complications of PAD
Section 3: Assessment and Diagnosis
Diagnostic Tools and Advanced Imaging
Section 4: Treatment and Management
Goals of Treatment
Non-Pharmacologic, Non-Invasive Therapies
Section 5: Patient Education
Importance of Patient Education
Components of Patient Education
Section 6: Clinical Vignette
Section 7: Conclusion
Ashley Coffey, RN, BSN, BA is a SME nurse writer for Relias with a focus in Acute Care. She holds three bachelor's degrees from UNC-Chapel Hill: in English Literature, Linguistics, and Nursing. With over ten years of nursing experience in critical care, post-surgical care, and post-anesthesia care units in university and community hospitals across the United States, she fosters a particular passion for balancing time constraints with necessary, engaging education for nurses. Disclosure: Ashley M. Coffey, RN discloses the following potential conflict of interests/commercial interests: Relevant Financial Relationship with Relias LLC as a Salaried Employee All of the relationships listed for this individual have been mitigated.Relevant Non-Financial Relationship with No Entities Exists as a Contributor All of the relationships listed for this individual have been mitigated.
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