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NEW! Ankle Brachial Index: Quick Reference Guide for Clinicians

Monday, November 07, 2011   (2 Comments)
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The new Ankle Brachial Index: Quick Reference Guide for Clinicians is now available for FREE to WOCN members as a member benefit. You can find the new ABI: Quick Reference Guide for Clinicians in the WOCN Members-only Library or click here >>

Make sure you log into your member profile so you can access the ABI: Quick Reference Guide for Clinicians today!

LEAD (Lower extremity arterial disease) is a chronic, progressive disease that can lead to lower extremity wounds, infection, pain, loss of limb and impaired quality of life. A significant percentage of individuals are afflicted with LEAD, but many more go undiagnosed because they are either asymptomatic or unreliable methods are being utilized to make the diagnosis and provide appropriate treatment. The Ankle Brachial Index (ABI) is a valid, reliable, non-invasive test that provides an objective indicator of arterial perfusion to a lower extremity, thus supporting the diagnosis of vascular disease. This document provides relevant information about the ABI including definition, limitations, indications, contraindications, and guidelines, and a research-based protocol to use in performing the test and interpreting the results. Publish Date: 11/7/11; 19 page document.

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Jill A. Hennelly says...
Posted Saturday, February 11, 2012
great ABI reference. I'm studying to recert and the wocn web site is really helpful.
Ann Marie Whaley says...
Posted Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Thank you so much WOCN Society for this comprehensive guideline.

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