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NCLEX practice exam: Peripheral vascular disease


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Do you think you could pass the NCLEX?

Take this quiz with these sample exam questions on peripheral vascular disease to see how you score!

[10 questions]

The highest systemic blood pressure is found in the:

Which laboratory level is a common finding associated with peripheral vascular disease (PVD)?

For a client experiencing symptoms of claudication, care plan activities should avoid promoting which of the following situations?

A 50-year-old client with a history of smoking is experiencing symptoms of claudication in his right calf during exercise, in which he participates daily. Which of the following assessment details requires further evaluation?

The nurse diagnoses an overweight client taking wafarin (Coumadin) with Ineffective tissue perfusion related to decreased arterial blood flow. Which teaching point would not be appropriate to include in the plan of care for this client?

The nurse notes bilateral ankle edema on a client diagnosed with peripheral vascular disease (PVD). The nurse knows this is due to:

Following a client’s femoral-popliteal bypass surgery, which of the following pulse points would be most useful for determining the post-operative perfusion of the affected limb?

The pain of intermittent claudication is expected when arterial occlusion reaches:

The nurse is unable to palpate a client’s right pedal pulses. The nurse should then:

A client with heart failure and peripheral vascular disease has 4+ edema in his left ankle that extends to mid-calf. He is currently sitting on the side of his bed with his feet in a dependent position. Which goal would be the priority at this time?


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