Describing Peripheral Arterial Disease
The goal of this course is to help nurses learn about the Ankle Brachial Index exam and its relevance for patients with Peripheral Arterial Disease / Peripheral Vascular Disease. We will also learn about chronic limb ischemia and peripheral arterial disease (PAD) – risk factors and signs/symptoms.

Course Publication Date: May 19, 2020

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Anita Rothera-Delaney RN, BS
Course No:PAD041920
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Geriatric Medicine
Community & Home Health
Critical Care Medicine
Emergency & Trauma Medicine
Medical & Surgical Issues
Learning Objectives
  • Discuss Peripheral Arterial Disease and Chronic Limb Ischemia.

  • Describe the doppler for ABI measurement

  • Discuss studies performed on the ABI in patients with PAD.

  • Justify use of the Ankle Brachial Index exam in all hospitals.

  • List three risk factors for PAD and CLI.


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