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Chapter 15: Intermittent Pneumatic Compression Devices

One of the roles of the lymphatic system is to remove excess proteins from interstitial fluid.

a. True

b. False

a. True

The lymphatic system runs parallel to the arterial system.

a. True

b. False

a. True

None of the lymphatic vessels has muscular linings.

a. True

b. False

b. False

Excessive accumulation of lymph fluid in subcutaneous tissues is called

a. edema

b. lymphedema

c. joint swelling

d. pitting edema

b. lymphedema

Lymph is composed of

a. endothelial cells and fibrils

b. a transparent, slightly yellow liquid found in lymphatic vessels

c. the fluid in extracellular space

d. blood and joint fluid in the joint

b. a transparent, slightly yellow liquid found in lymphatic vessels

Which of the following are responsible for lymph movement?

a. muscle activities

b. active and passive movements

c. elevated positions

d. all of the above

d. all of the above

At what minimum setting should the pressure be when using intermittent pneumatic compression devices?

a. greater than or equal to 30 mmHg

b. greater than or equal to 100 mmHg

c. approximately systolic pressure

d. approximately diastolic pressure

a. greater than or equal to 30 mmHg

How long should most intermittent pneumatic compression treatments last, bearing in mind patient comfort?

a. 5–10 minutes

b. 10–20 minutes

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