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Absent peripheral pulses - red flag symptoms


Content developed by MIMS Learning http://www.mimslearning.co.uk/

INTRODUCTION

This module covers the possible red flags when patients present with absent peripheral pulses. Key learning points for general practice nurses include recognising risk factors of peripheral arterial (vascular) disease, identifying causes of claudication, and when to refer.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After completing this module the general practice nurse should be better able to:

  • Recognise the risk factors of peripheral arterial disease
  • Understand the possible causes of claudication
  • Assess a patient with absent peripheral pulses

This resource is provided at an intermediate level by MIMS Learning. Read the article and reflect on what you have learned, then [answer] the test questions at the end.

Complete the resource to obtain a certificate of completion to include in your revalidation portfolio. You should record the time spent on this resource in your CPD log.

Complete the resource to obtain a certificate of completion to include in your revalidation portfolio.