RB is a 66-year-old diabetic man with a significant medical historyfor PAD, MI, diabetes, hypertension, and hypercholesterolemia. Medications: clopidogrel 75 mg, benazepril 40 mg, atenolol 100 mg, exenatide 10 mcg, insulin glargine, insulin glulisine, metformin 2000 mg, and atorvastatin 10 mg. LABS:  LDL is 170 mg/dL, a total cholesterol 270 mg/dL. fasting plasma glucose = 103 mg/dL HbA1c = 6.7%. He doesn’t drink alcohol but smokes 1 pack of cigarettes per week x 10 years (he used to smoke 1 pack per day x 30 years but has decreased his smoking rate). He is slightly overweight and has a normal pulse, BP, respiratory rate, and temperature. His renal function and liver function are within normal limits. QUESTIONS: 1.What is the pathophysiology of Peripheral Arterial Disease and how does it differ from the pathophysiology of venous disorders?  2. RB is lying in bed. What would be the best position for his legs? How would this positioning differ in the patient with venous disorders? What is the rationale for each of your answers?  Health ScienceScienceNursing NUR 200

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