Vascular Disorders & Limb Amputation

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Vascular Disorders & Limb Amputation by Mind Map: Vascular Disorders  &  Limb Amputation

1. Risk factors

1.1. Lifestyle

1.1.1. Homelessness

1.1.2. Lack of hygiene

1.1.3. Poor health

1.1.4. Financial instability

1.1.5. Living in poverty

1.2. Social determinants of health

1.2.1. No family or social support

1.2.2. Lack of access to healthcare

1.2.3. Poor living conditions

1.3. Ineffective peripheral tissue perfusion of the remaining foot

2. Potential complications

2.1. Bleeding

2.2. Peripheral arterial disease

2.3. Infection

2.4. DVT/Blood clot

2.5. Phantom Limb Pain

2.5.1. Management and treatment

3. Nursing considerations & responsibilities

3.1. Discharge planning

3.1.1. Health teaching

3.1.1.1. Foot care

3.1.1.2. Crutch walking

3.1.1.3. Prosthetic use and care

3.1.1.4. Stump care

3.1.1.5. Prescriptions (antibiotic)

3.1.2. Assess patient comprehension of health teaching

3.1.3. Transition to assisted living facility

3.2. Check peripherial pulses, sensation, movement, capillary refill

3.3. Perform pain assessments frequently

3.4. Determine cause of patient being found unconscious

3.5. Determine cause of patient injuries

3.5.1. Peripheral vascular disease

3.5.2. Diabetes

3.5.3. Blood clot

3.5.4. Osteomyelitis

3.5.5. Trauma

3.6. Assess the amputation site Q15min initially and then hourly

3.7. Obtain the patient's health history & family health history (if possible)

3.8. Assess patient's psychological status and reaction to loss of limb

4. Interprofessional collaboaration

4.1. Social worker

4.2. Home health care

4.3. Community resources

4.4. Rehab & physiotherapy

4.5. Psychiatry

5. Facilitator: Bryanna Co-Facilitator: Jenna Concept Map Creator: Cierra Researcher 1: Taylor Researcher 2: Andrew Presenter: Chelsea