elevate veins and dangle arteries for better perfusion

  1. what does this mean? and in what disease or situation is this nsg int. for? thanks
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  3. by   emerjensee
    Think facilitating perfusion..

    Elevating edematous swollen legs promotes venous return and a decrease in swelling.

    Dangling legs over the bed helps relieve the painful symptoms of someone with PAD -peripheral artery disease.

    Just a term for using gravity to either shunt blood to (arteries) or away (veins) from the effected extremities :-)