Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: A Controversial Diagnosis
Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) is a very real diagnosis that has the potential to be disabling and life changing. Although incidence is rare (approximately 1-2% of the population), TOS can be a devastating diagnosis. Without proper treatment and emotional support for those diagnosed, the syndrome can have far-reaching negative connotations. This article will present a basic overview of TOS including etiology and incidence, diagnosis and treatment.

Course Publication Date: May 28, 2015

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Author:Amanda Ashley RN, BSN
Course No:TOS040815
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Community & Home Health
Emergency & Trauma Medicine
Geriatric Medicine
Medical & Surgical Issues
Pediatric Medicine
  

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Learning Objectives
  • History of TOS
  • Describe signs and symptoms of TOS.
  • Discuss the etiology of TOS and anatomical structures involved.
  • List diagnostic criteria.
  • Discuss treatment options for TOS.
  • Discuss ways to prevent the recurrence of symptoms following surgery.


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