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The nurse is performing a physical assessment on a patient with congestive heart failure (CHF). The nurse notes pitting edema and documents it as 2+ edema. Which of the following descriptions best defines 2+ edema?

Explanation

• 1+ Barely detectable impression, immediate rebound

• 2+ Slight indentation, 15 seconds to rebound

• 3+ Deeper indentation, 30 seconds to rebound

• 4+ Greater than 30 seconds to rebound

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