Advanced practice nurses often treat patients with vein and artery disorders such as chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) and deep venous thrombosis (DVT). While the symptoms of both disorders are noticeable, these symptoms are sometimes mistaken for signs of other conditions, making the disorders difficult to diagnose. Nurses must examine all symptoms and rule out other potential disorders before diagnosing and prescribing treatment for patients. In this Assignment, you explore the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and clinical presentation of CVI and DVT.
WRITE A 2 PAGE PAPER THAT ADDRESSES THE FOLLOWING:
• Compare the pathophysiology of chronic venous insufficiency and deep venous thrombosis. Describe how venous thrombosis is different from arterial thrombosis.
• Explain how the patient factor (OBESITY/OVERWEIGHT) might impact the pathophysiology of CVI (chronic venous insufficiency) and DVT (deep venous thrombosis). Describe how you would diagnose and prescribe treatment of these disorders for a patient based on the factor (OBESITY/OVERWEIGHT) selected.