Journal of vascular nursing: official publication of the Society for Peripheral Vascular Nursing

Publisher: Society for Peripheral Vascular Nursing, Elsevier

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  • Other titles
    Journal of vascular nursing (Online), Journal of vascular nursing, Vascular nursing
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    1532-6578
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Publications in this journal

  • Journal of vascular nursing: official publication of the Society for Peripheral Vascular Nursing 12/2014; 32(4):156.
  • Journal of vascular nursing: official publication of the Society for Peripheral Vascular Nursing 12/2014; 32(4):157.
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    ABSTRACT: The standard of care is to obtain a noninvasive blood pressure (NIBP) measurement from the right upper arm. However, in the pediatric population it is common practice to take blood pressure (BP) measurements from the calf/upper ankle. Nurses commonly take calf NIBPs for many reasons, but there is little evidence to support calf BPs as a reliable site for BP measurement. Furthermore, there is conflicting evidence. Some studies suggest no difference between the calf and the upper arm BPs, whereas others conclude great variability between the two. The purpose of this study was to demonstrate the reliability of calf BPs, by showing no difference between brachial and calf BP measurements in neonates and infants ≤1 year old. From July 2008 to December 2008, a convenience sample of 52 subjects admitted to the Neonatal and Infant Critical Care Unit were enrolled into the study. Limb selection was not randomized. Three BPs were taken from the arm and 3 BPs were taken from the calf. Data were analyzed using a mixed analysis of variance (P = 0.05). The difference was not significant for systolic (P = 0.6159) or mean BP (P = 0.1298), but it was significant for diastolic (P = 0.0263). The authors concluded that these results support the current practice of bedside nurses and contribute to the limited knowledge on this topic. Because there was a difference in the diastolic BPs, further investigation is needed. Copyright © 2014 Society for Vascular Nursing, Inc. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
    Journal of vascular nursing: official publication of the Society for Peripheral Vascular Nursing 12/2014; 32(4):139-43.
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    ABSTRACT: Few qualitative studies have focused on the experiences of patients post angioplasty. A deep understanding of patient experiences of care and the way a treatment can affect their everyday life is particularly important in chronic disease management. The aim of this study was to explore experiences that patients undergo after angioplasty. Using a phenomenological study design, 15 patients participated in individual, face-to-face, semistructured interviews. Data were analyzed using qualitative content analysis. The following core themes emerged from the analysis, which reflect the experiences of patients post angioplasty: (a) Angioplasty is a milestone in the patient's life, (b) living with a mended heart, and (c) psychological distress as an integral part of the patient's life. Participants after angioplasty went through both positive and negative changes in their life. Understanding these experiences is essential to modifying high-risk behaviors while supporting patients through their rehabilitation. Copyright © 2014 Society for Vascular Nursing, Inc. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
    Journal of vascular nursing: official publication of the Society for Peripheral Vascular Nursing 12/2014; 32(4):144-50.
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    ABSTRACT: In patients undergoing an amputation secondary to vascular disease, little is known about the timing, mode of delivery, or amount of information needed. The purpose of this study was to explore the perspectives of patients who have undergone a major lower limb amputation as a result of vascular disease, regarding the information healthcare professionals should provide to them during their acute hospital stay. A qualitative study using descriptive methodology was used. Patients were included if they had a major lower limb amputation 1 week to 2 years before the interview. Purposive sampling was used. Sixteen patients participated in a semistructured interview, either face to face or by telephone. Interviews were transcribed verbatim. Thematic analysis was used. Transcripts were coded by two researchers and compared. N-vivo, descriptive and interpretative analyses were used to assess transcribed interviews. Patients stated that there was insufficient information on a variety of topics, including the recovery process, expectations for rehabilitation, and prosthetics. They went on to describe that high pain levels, age, and emotional status affected the delivery of information to them. Patients had different perspectives on timing of information, mode of delivery, and amount of information. An individualized approach to the delivery of information should be considered for patients undergoing major lower limb amputation. Involved healthcare professionals need to take into consideration patient-specific preferences and unique educational needs before the delivery of information. We anticipate that findings from this study will influence the development of an educational program to deliver effective patient centered care in this unique patient population.
    Journal of vascular nursing: official publication of the Society for Peripheral Vascular Nursing 09/2014; 32(3):88-98.
  • Journal of vascular nursing: official publication of the Society for Peripheral Vascular Nursing 09/2014; 32(3):125-6.
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    ABSTRACT: The perception of pain is multidimensional, subjective, and unique to each individual and can be influenced by several dimensions of pain. The objective of this study was to evaluate the perception of chronic ischemic pain using the descriptors of pain and to rate the main descriptors of chronic pain to people with peripheral arterial disease (PAD). The study was conducted in two hospitals in Brazil and consisted of two phases. In phase I, 100 participants with a diagnosis of PAD and chronic pain evaluated 50 descriptors of pain using the Multidimensional Pain Evaluation Scale by the psychophysical method of category estimation using a numerical scale with 11 points. In phase II, 30 participants judged the 10 first descriptors selected in phase I by the psychophysical method of magnitude estimation. The average intensity of chronic ischemic pain was 5.59 ± 3.16. The descriptors of chronic pain with higher scores obtained by the method of category estimation were unpleasant, followed by disturbing, strong, concern, tiring, boring, terrible, painful, sickening, and uncomfortable. By the method of magnitude estimation, the descriptors of pain showing sensitive, affective, and cognitive dimensions were identified by the descriptors terrible, follow by painful, uncomfortable, concern, tiring, sickening, strong, disturbing, boring, and unpleasant. This study showed that the chronic ischemic pain by PAD is associated with multidimensional components of pain.
    Journal of vascular nursing: official publication of the Society for Peripheral Vascular Nursing 09/2014; 32(3):82-7.
  • Journal of vascular nursing: official publication of the Society for Peripheral Vascular Nursing 06/2014; 32(2):74.
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    ABSTRACT: Endovascular stent grafting is increasingly used to manage descending thoracic aortic pathologies. The procedure was introduced at the study hospital in 2001. We sought to examine the short-term clinical outcomes of patients who underwent this endovascular stent grafting, with the aim of using the result as baseline for development of an in-center clinical management protocol. We undertook a single-center, retrospective review of health care records of patients managed with thoracic stent grafts from 2001 to 2009. Patient characteristics, in-hospital data, and procedural data were obtained. SPSS was used to analyze the data. A total of 30 patients were treated with thoracic stent; 23 were male, 7 were female, and the mean age was 55.0. Aortic pathologies treated were traumatic aortic dissection/transection (n = 15), acute/chronic aortic dissection (n = 9), and degenerative aneurysms (n = 6). Endoleak occurred in 3 patients, with 1 requiring further endograft repair. Two patients underwent combined open and endovascular repair of acute thoracic aortic dissection; 1 died 4 days after the procedure, and the other developed stroke and acute renal failure not requiring dialysis. Of the 28 patients who underwent endovascular repair, paraplegia and paraparesis occurred in 2 patients but resolved with cerebrospinal fluid drainage. Stroke occurred in 1 patient. Patients who underwent combined procedure of open and endovascular repair of thoracic aortic dissection had a greater risk of developing major adverse events than patients who underwent endovascular repair alone (Fisher's exact test P = .023). There was no association between the risk of stroke and the coverage of left subclavian artery in this series (P = .483). Graft stenting treatment for descending thoracic aortic pathologies has been shown to result in high in-hospital survival rates. It is essential for nurses who work in acute care settings to have knowledge of this procedure and potential complications associated with the procedure to enable postoperative assessment and immediate action if any deviation is observed.
    Journal of vascular nursing: official publication of the Society for Peripheral Vascular Nursing 06/2014; 32(2):63-9.
  • Journal of vascular nursing: official publication of the Society for Peripheral Vascular Nursing 06/2014; 32(2):70-1.
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    ABSTRACT: Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the U.S. and around the globe. A large body of literature accumulated over the past several decades has shown the benefit of lowering serum total cholesterol (TC) and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels to reduce cardiovascular risk. National guidelines suggest therapeutic lifestyle changes, beginning with diet, as a first step toward lowering TC and LDL-C. It has been suggested a plant-based, low fat diet can substantially reduce TC and LDL- C and thereby reduce risk of cardiovascular disease. The purpose of this review is to examine the state of the science regarding the efficacy of plant-based diets in reducing serum TC and LDL-C levels. While results of the research review indicate some benefit, strong evidence supporting the efficacy of plant-based diet in reducing atherogenic lipids is lacking.
    Journal of vascular nursing: official publication of the Society for Peripheral Vascular Nursing 06/2014; 32(2):46-50.
  • Journal of vascular nursing: official publication of the Society for Peripheral Vascular Nursing 06/2014; 32(2):72.
  • Journal of vascular nursing: official publication of the Society for Peripheral Vascular Nursing 06/2014; 32(2):75.
  • Journal of vascular nursing: official publication of the Society for Peripheral Vascular Nursing 06/2014; 32(2):73.
  • Journal of vascular nursing: official publication of the Society for Peripheral Vascular Nursing 06/2014; 32(2):74.
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    ABSTRACT: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a preventable cause of hospital death. Bedside registered nurses (RNs) are a key group that can be the first to recognize risks of patients in acute care settings. The purpose of this study was to identify bedside hospital RNs' perceived knowledge of VTE, their assessment practices, their self-efficacy in conducting VTE prevention care, and their perceived barriers to performing VTE risk assessment. An anonymous web-based survey on VTE risk assessment and prevention was conducted with RNs who provided direct patient care at two hospitals. RNs who were not directly involved in bedside patient care such as managers and educators were excluded. A total of 221 RNs completed the survey. Most participants rated their overall knowledge of VTE risk assessment between "good" (44%) and "fair" (28%). VTE assessment frequencies performed by participants varied widely. Participants reported high confidence in their ability to educate patients and families about VTE symptoms, prevention, and treatments. Participants were least confident in their own ability to conduct a thorough VTE risk assessment. Greater self-reported VTE knowledge was associated with greater VTE assessment frequency and self-efficacy for VTE preventive care. The most common perceived barriers in performing VTE risk assessment were lack of knowledge (21%) and lack of time (21%). The findings demonstrate a substantial need for focused education about VTE prevention for hospital nurses and support for hospital systems to monitor VTE care. Despite the Joint Commission emphasis on VTE risk assessment in all hospitalized patients, there remains a gap between current, evidence-based recommendations for VTE prevention and reported nursing practices.
    Journal of vascular nursing: official publication of the Society for Peripheral Vascular Nursing 03/2014; 32(1):18-24.
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    ABSTRACT: Based on updated evidence, a radiology nurse systematically engaged a multidisciplinary staff in testing a protocol to prevent contrast-induced nephropathy related to computed tomography. In a quality improvement project, the protocol combined preprocedure oral hydration with postprocedure intravenous saline. This protocol safely improved kidney function, reduced postprocedure time, and decreased annual cost. By applying theory, being persistent, presenting sound evidence, and unifying the team, one concerned staff nurse profoundly affected patient care and policy in an entire medical center.
    Journal of vascular nursing: official publication of the Society for Peripheral Vascular Nursing 03/2014; 32(1):10-7.
  • Journal of vascular nursing: official publication of the Society for Peripheral Vascular Nursing 03/2014; 32(1):29-30.
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    ABSTRACT: Acute limb ischemia is a complication of severe peripheral arterial disease that can be a threatening limb as well as life. Multiple procedures exist today to help revascularize extremities; however, even with the latest technologies, surgical amputation of the limb may still be necessary. Cryoamputation, or physiologic amputation, is a method used to treat patients who are hemodynamically unstable for the operating room and who are in need of urgent amputation owing to arterial ischemia. This procedure is used in the rare instance where not only a persons' limb is threatened, but also their life. This is a case study regarding one patient who presented to the hospital with limb-threatening ischemia who became hemodynamically unstable owing to the rhabdomyolysis associated with the ischemia of his lower extremity. Cryoamputation was used to stabilize the patient and prevent further deterioration, so that he could safely undergo surgical amputation of the limb without an increase in mortality risk. Cryoamputation must be followed by formal surgical amputation when the patient is hemodynamically stabilized. It is not a limb salvaging, procedure but it is a life-saving procedure. This case study demonstrates the usefulness of the procedure and discusses the technique used for cryoamputation.
    Journal of vascular nursing: official publication of the Society for Peripheral Vascular Nursing 03/2014; 32(1):25-8.