An official publication of the Society for Vascular Nursing, the Second Edition of the Core Curriculum for Vascular Nursing provides the core knowledge needed by the novice entering the specialty. It also serves as a manual for the nursing instructor, a study guide for cardiovascular certification, and a reference for the experienced vascular clinician caring for the challenging vascular patient. Topics include the evolution of vascular nursing, vascular assessment and diagnosis, vascular nursing research, and guideline-directed medical, endovascular and surgical therapy for the treatment of carotid artery stenosis, aortic aneurysm, renal artery stenosis, vascular access, venous disease, vascular trauma, amputations, and lymphedema..
Discusses the most common causes of falls in the geriatric patient, as well as individualized assessment to identify the patient at risk. Explores a variety of effective interventions which can be used in caring for the patient at high risk of falling. Focuses on alternatives to physical and chemical restraints including environmental adaptations and reconditioning.