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Elsevier Health Sciences
Vascular Nursing / Edition 4

Vascular Nursing / Edition 4

by Victora A. Fahey RN, MSN, CVN


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ISBN-13: 9780721695679
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 11/05/2003
Edition description: REV
Pages: 528
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 10.50(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Advanced Practice Nurse/Clinical Nurse Specialist, Vascular Surgery, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL

Table of Contents

Part 1 - Basic Considerations. Arterial Disease. The Venous System. Lymphedema. Part 2 - Peri-Operative Evaluation and Management. Clinical Assessment of the Vascular System. Non-Invasive Vascular Testing. Percutaneous Vascular Intervention and Imaging Techniques. Intraoperative Nursing Care of the Vascular Patient. Medications Used in Vascular Patients. Thrombotic Disorders in Vascular Patients. Part 3 - Arterial Diseases. Vascular Medicine and Peripheral Arterial Disease Rehabilitation. Surgery of the Aorta. Endovascular Repair of Aortic Aneurysms. Arterial Reconstruction of the Lower Extremity. Extracranial Cerebrovascular Disease. Upper-Extremity Problems. Renovascular Hypertension and Renal Artery Occlusive Disease. Mesenteric Ischemia. Part 4 - Venous Diseases. Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism. Chronic Venous Disease. Part 5 - Specific Problems.Vascular Access. Amputation in the Vascular Patient. Vascular Trauma.


At present, vascular surgery has emerged as a distant specialty in the field of surgery. A wide variety of revascularization processes, including radiologic interventions and endovascular grafts, are now available to help prevent stroke, extend life, and preserve limbs. Additionally, new diagnostic and imaging techniques are being introduced to provide noninvasive assessment of vascular problems. Because of these immense strides in the diagnosis and treatment of vascular disease as well as the increased responsibility of nurses caring for vascular patients, the nurse must be thoroughly conversant with the multifaceted problems of vascular disease.

Vascular Nursing is now in its third edition. As can be seen from the Table of Contents, the text provides a comprehensive overview of vascular disease and its most current treatment. The volume is divided into five parts. The first part discusses basic considerations of pathophysiology of arteries, veins, and lymphatics. The second part reviews current perioperative evaluation and management, including newer imaging and interventional techniques. The chapter on intraoperative care emphasizes the essentials of perioperative nursing of the vascular patient. The chapter on thrombotic disorders explains newer findings in coagulation problems in vascular patients. The third through fifth parts are composed of several chapters addressing specific problems related to arterial and venous disease, vascular access surgery, amputation, and vascular trauma. A comprehensive chapter focusing on a medical approach to peripheral arterial disease has been incorporated.

A unique feature of this book is the joint effort of vascular surgeons and nurses as contributing authors. Each author specializing in the vascular field has been selected for his or her clinical expertise. Most important, the chapters provide essential information on which nursing practice is based. The book is a valuable resource to a variety of audiences, including medical/surgical, intensive care, and operating room nurses; vascular technologists; clinical nurse specialists; and nurse practitioners and educators. Although primarily directed toward nurses, this text will be useful to other members of the health care team caring for vascular patients, including physical and occupational therapists, dieticians, medical students, residents, and primary care physicians.

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