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Ruby is 75 years old she presents with a 1-month history of mild oedema around her feet and ankles. Her skin also dry. She enjoys her daily walk and is very independent. She has a history of hypertension and cardiac disease. She was reviewed by her cardiologist 3 months ago and her GP 4 months ago. Your immediate management of Ruby should include which of the following?
(You can choose more than one)
When wearing a compression garment if the client experiences:
Pins and needles
Increase in swelling ( foot or toes)
They should check that the garment is fitting correctly and adjust if required. It may be due to lack of activity such as sitting for a long period of time and the client should ambulate. If these tips don’t help they should continue to wear their garment and make an appointment to be reviewed by their health practitioner.
Which of the following advice regarding activities of daily living is incorrect?
Which of the following statements regarding wraps are correct.
Which of the following contraindications / precautions for compression is incorrect?
The ideal compression garment should have a low resting pressure and a high working pressure
The static stiffness of a garment determines the pressure exerted by compression garments at rest or at work.
Which of the following statements is incorrect regarding wearing compression garments?
The client should be aware of what graduated compression is, stronger proximally than distally.
The benefits of night-time compression includes:
Joy’s GP has reviewed her and asked that as part of her home care package the oedema in her legs are managed. He has assessed her and feels that she will benefit from compression garments.
When you assess her you find that the oedema extends above the knee on both legs. There are no skin folds and there is good skin integrity. You provide her with education including skincare advice. You provide her with some leg exercises.
The next step is for you to fit her with compression garments for both of her legs.
Aging effects the skin. Fill in the blanks in the text below using the following words (use lowercase):
Aging makes skin more susceptible to . The skin contains of the lymphatic vessels. Healthy skin is essential for the movement of . When it is dry or cracked bacteria can enter and cause .
Which of the following indications for compression wraps is incorrect.
To ensure that wraps fit correctly which of the following statements are true.
Flat knit garments allow a higher working pressure and a lower resting pressure than do circular knit.
Circular knit compression garments manage problem leg shapes better than flat knit garments.
Circular knit garments exert a low working and higher resting pressure.