This volume addresses all aspects of care and management for different vascular conditions and stages of the disease process that the nurse should encounter. The text draws together the work of specialists within their field of practice to provide an individual approach to different sections of vascular nursing. The chapters of the book can be read individually for reference or as part of a whole.
Shelagh Murray is the author of Vascular Disease: Nursing and Management, published by Wiley.
List of Contributors ix Preface xi Acknowledgements xiii Chapter 1 Anatomy and Physiology of the Vascular System 1 Soraya Jones Chapter 2 Aetiology and Pathology of Vascular Disease 32 Lindsey J. Okenden Chapter 3 Promoting Health in Vascular Nursing 69 Belinda Litchfield Chapter 4 Assessment of Patients with Vascular Disease 96 Nicola Stubbing and Janet Chesworth Chapter 5 Challenges of Pressures Ulcer Prevention in Peripheral Vascular Disease 137 Krzysztof S. Gebhardt Chapter 6 Pain Management in Vascular Disease 150 Lyn Ward Chapter 7 Venous Disorders 168 Kathryn Vowden and Peter Vowden Chapter 8 Leg Ulcers 200 Christine Moffatt Chapter 9 Chronic Ischaemia 238 Shelagh Murray Chapter 10 Critical Limb Ischaemia 270 Carolyn Nocton Chapter 11 Lower Limb Amputation 313 Samantha Donohue and Penny Sutton-Woods Chapter 12 Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair 343 Frances Collins Chapter 13 Carotoid Disease 369 Jill Arthur Chapter 14 Wound Care in Vascular Disease 386 Jane Holden Chapter 15 Palliative Care Provision for Vascular Patients 420 Louise M. Wilson Index 429