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Management of patients with intermittent claudication

18 April 2006

Nursing Standard

Learning zone

Intermittent claudication is a common manifestation of peripheral arterial disease, its symptoms have a gradual onset and the patient may not notice them initially,...

Deep vein thrombosis: clinical nursing management

17 January 2001

Nursing Standard

CPD

The occurrence of a deep vein thrombosis is potentially life threatening and rapid assessment and treatment are essential to prevent development of a pulmonary...

Setting up a deep vein thrombosis clinic

19 February 2003

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The author describes the establishment of an outpatient service for patients with a suspected deep vein thrombosis. The outpatient service is on a medical admission...

Management of patients with intermittent claudication

12 April 2006

Nursing Standard

CPD

Intermittent claudication is a common manifestation of peripheral arterial disease, its symptoms have a gradual onset and the patient may not notice them initially,...

Compression therapy in leg ulcer management

14 February 2001

Nursing Standard

Art& Science

Leg ulcer management is an important consideration for all nurses involved in the care of older people. Non-specialists in tissue viability might not always be aware...

The assessment and management of venous thromboembolism

28 March 2006

Nursing Standard

Learning zone

This article examines venous thromboembolism (VTE) and offers guidance on its prevention. VTE is a potentially fatal condition, which can be prevented using both...

Management of patients with cellulitis of the lower limb

22 November 2011

Nursing Standard

Learning zone continuing professional development

This article aims to help practitioners develop an understanding of cellulitis of the lower limb. It focuses on the identification of cellulitis, differentiating it...

Peripheral vascular disease

08 March 2000

Nursing Standard

CPD

This article discusses peripheral vascular disease and its associated risk factors. It outlines clinical patient assessment, medical interventions and the role of...

Understanding and managing cellulitis

18 July 2001

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Cellulitis is a relatively common emergency in acute and community care settings, and can be a source of significant pain and anxiety for affected patients. This...

Use of Doppler ultrasound in leg ulrer assessment

18 July 2001

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Adequate patient assessment Is the most Important element of chronic wound management, and the use of holistic techniques enables practitioners to make Informed...