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Transition (NR103) DVT/PE Concept Notes For Nclex

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Chamberlain College of Nursing

Transition to the Nursing Profession (NR103)

DVT PE map – DVT/PE Concept Notes for Nclex

DVT PE
Etiology/Description/
Patho
Venous thrombosis is a condition in which a blood clot
(thrombus) forms in a vein. This clot can limit blood
flow through the vein, causing swelling and pain. Most
commonly, venous thrombosis occurs in the “deep
veins” in the legs, thighs, or pelvis. If a part or all of the
blood clot in the vein breaks off from the site where it is
formed, it can travel through the venous system; this is
called an embolus. If the embolus lodges in the lung, it is
called pulmonary embolism (PE).
Life threatening issue
Caused by a DVT
-Pulmonary Embolism: blood clot that moves into the
lungs.
-Gets clogged and stops the blood flow into the heart.
-Lungs will not be able to work and inadequate
Pathophysiology:
-Emboli who originated from the lower extremity travels
through the pulmonary arterial system
-after getting clogged into the arterial system (blood
vessel), there is impaired gas exchange and reduced blood
flow.
-alveoli collapse due to insufficient O2 and hypoxia
worsens.
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