Lower Extremity Assessment Quiz

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What does a bounding pulse indicate in terms of peripheral perfusion?

Arterial insufficiency

How is the intensity of pulses graded when assessing peripheral perfusion?

1+ = weak/thready

What does nonpitting edema indicate when assessing peripheral perfusion?

Arterial insufficiency

How is mild pitting edema graded according to the text?

1+ (2mm) slight indentation

Which high-risk factor for heart disease and stroke is NOT mentioned in the text?


What is the primary cause of the 'S3' heart sound?

Left ventricular failure

Which of the following best describes the 'S2' heart sound?

Indicates aortic stenosis

During which phase of the cardiac cycle are the mitral and tricuspid valves closed?


What is the significance of a displaced Point of Maximal Impulse (PMI)?

May indicate cardiac hypertrophy

Which condition may result in a bounding abdominal pulse?

Right-sided heart failure

What type of data should be included in the nursing history for assessing the cardiovascular system?

Both subjective and objective data

Which of the following is NOT typically included in the nursing history for cardiovascular assessment?

Blood pressure readings

Which method is commonly utilized for assessing the cardiovascular system along with observation and palpation?


Which activity is important for alleviating cardiovascular symptoms?


Which symptom is commonly associated with peripheral vascular issues?


Test your knowledge on assessing lower extremities, including inspecting, palpating, checking skin temperature, peripheral pulses, range of motion, muscle strength, and grading pulse intensity. This quiz covers topics related to assessing venous insufficiency in clients and ensuring proper fit of prosthetics.

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