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What is the best method for evaluating the amount of peripheral edema?



A. Weighing the client daily
B. Measuring the extremity
C. Measuring the intake and output
D. Checking for pitting edema
Asked by Kingston, Last updated: Sep 15, 2020

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N. Kingsley

N. Kingsley

N. Kingsley
N. Kingsley, Writer, Columbus

Answered Oct 23, 2018

Option B is the right answer.

Measuring the extremity best method for evaluating the amount of peripheral edema.

Weighing the client daily is not a good way to evaluate the amount of peripheral edema.

Measuring the intake and output will not evaluate the amount of peripheral edema.

Checking for pitting edema is a good way to evaluate peripheral edema but it is not the best method for evaluating the amount of peripheral edema.

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John Smith

John Smith

John Smith
John Smith

Answered Sep 08, 2016

Measuring the extremity -the best indicator of peripheral edema is measuring the extremity. a paper tape measure should be used rather than one of plastic or cloth, and the area should be marked with a pen, providing the most objective assessment. weighing the client daily is incorrect because it will not indicate peripheral edema. measuring the intake and output is incorrect because it will not indicate peripheral edema. checking for pitting edema is incorrect it is less reliable than measuring with a paper tape measure.
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