Lymphatic System Assessment

Key Takeaways

  • Common symptoms to assess related to the lymphatic system include noticeable lymph nodes and pain, skin changes (swelling, tight, hard skin, leaking fluid), headache, general fatigue, and fever.
  • Objective assessment of the lymphatic system includes assessment for lymphedema and inspection and palpation of the lymph nodes in the head and neck, axilla, groin, and related area of the body.
  • Health promotion interventions should be developed with the client to address what is important to them. Considerations include preventing infection spread, activity, healthy eating, and alcohol and drug use.


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