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Transluminal aortic stenting

23 October 1996

Nursing Standard

Special focus: cardiology

There are various different types of aneurysms. A saccular aneurysm is a small outpouching of the vessel (Fig. 1a); fusiform aneurysms are formed from a general...

Using non-invasive methods to perform vascular assessment

31 July 1996

Nursing Standard

Special focus: Tissue viability

The methods of investigating peripheral vascular disease have improved in recent years with the advent of Doppler ultrasound. Disease in virtually all major blood...

Preventing amputation in adults with diabetes: identifying the risks

03 June 2015

Nursing Standard

CPD

Good management of diabetes can reduce the risk of complications of the disease. When not well managed, diabetes is associated with the complications of heart...

Deep vein thrombosis: diagnosis and treatment

22 January 2014

Nursing Standard

CPD

This article aims to give nurses an insight into proximal deep vein thrombosis (DVT). DVT is relatively common and is associated with significant morbidity and...

Open AccessOptimising the assessment and management of lower limb wounds in general practice

04 November 2020

Primary Health Care

leg wounds

Patients who present to general practice with a complex lower limb wound or vascular concerns are often referred to other services for review, which may cause delays...

A nurse’s guide to direct oral anticoagulants

05 January 2021

Nursing Standard

medicines

Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) have provided a practical alternative to warfarin sodium and low molecular weight heparin for people requiring anticoagulation....

Non-medical prescribing: a reflective case study on prescribing anticoagulation for deep vein thrombosis

20 March 2019

Emergency Nurse

Reflection

Prescribing is a high-risk, complex skill. There are more than 50,000 nurse prescribers in the UK, and it is important that they undertake regular reflection on...

Evaluating sleep quality in patients with hypertension

17 June 2020

Primary Health Care

Blood pressure

Background Recent guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommend lifestyle advice and several lifestyle alterations as a...

Hypertension: diagnosis, assessment and management

18 June 2014

Nursing Standard

CPD

Hypertension is a serious and common condition, the prevalence of which is set to rise given the increase in the ageing population, sedentary lifestyles and obesity....

Nurse-led advanced cardiovascular assessment: a case study

04 September 2019

Primary Health Care

differential diagnosis

This case study shows the complexity of nurse-led physical assessment in general practice and examines the reasoning behind the differential diagnosis of heart...