Society for Vascular Nursing Releases Patient Care Guideline

Published in June Issue of Journal of Vascular Nursing

Salem, MA, 6 July 2009 – The Society for Vascular Nursing (SVN) has released the first in a series of guidelines being developed that will focus on the nursing care of patients with vascular disease. Working as a collective group of experts, members of SVN have developed guidelines based on the latest available evidence supporting patient care, 2009 Clinical Practice Guideline for Patients Undergoing Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (AAA), which appears in the June issue of the Journal of Vascular Nursing published by Elsevier.

The intent of the guideline is to improve outcomes for patients undergoing endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms and ensure continuity of care across the population. It addresses assessment, diagnostic studies, medications, interventions and education in preoperative, perioperative and postoperative care.

Task force member, Theresa DeVeaux, MS, ACNP-BC, CVN, commented “We anticipate this publication to be the landmark for best patient care practice in vascular nursing.”

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Notes for Editors:
2009 Clinical Practice Guideline for Patients Undergoing Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (AAA). Journal of Vascular Nursing, Volume 27(2), 48-63.

Full text of the guideline is available to journalists upon request. Contact Angela Wetherbee at +1 978-744-5005 or to obtain a copy. For additional information or to order reprints please contact Elsevier publisher, Jami Walker at

Members of the SVN Task Force for Clinical Practice Guideline are:

Diane Smith, Chair, MSN, APRN, GNP-BC, Vascular Surgery Nurse Practitioner, Alegent Health Bergan Mercy Medical Center, Omaha, NE
Theresa DeVeaux, MS,ACNP-BC,CVN, Nurse Practitioner, Maryland Vascular Center, Baltimore Washington Medical Center, Baltimore, MD
Cindy Dillard, MSN, APRN, ANP-BC, Nurse Practitioner Vascular Surgery, Orlando Health, Orlando FL
Melissa Dinsmore, RN, MS, CCRN, CCNS, Vascular Clinical Nurse Specialist and Interim Wound Care Clinical Nurse Specialist for Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton, OH
Karen Fitzgerald, MSN, FNP, CVN, Director of Nursing, The Vascular Group, Albany, NY
Alyson Flood, RN, Vascular Surgical and Interventional Best Practice Teams Facilitator, Presbyterian Hospital, Charlotte, NC
Debra Kohlman-Trigoboff, ACNP-BC, CVN, Nurse Practitioner Duke Heart and Vascular Duke University Hospital, Durham, NC

About the Journal of Vascular Nursing
Journal of Vascular Nursing provides clinical information regarding aortic and peripheral aneurysms, upper and lower extremity arterial disease, acute and chronic venous disease, and more. Original, peer-reviewed articles present descriptions, etiologies, diagnostic procedures, medical and surgical treatment and nursing implications of vascular system disorders.

About the Society for Vascular Nursing
Founded in 1982, the Society for Vascular Nursing is a not-for-profit International association dedicated to promoting excellence in the compassionate and comprehensive management of persons with vascular disease. The Society's focus is on providing quality education, fostering clinical expertise, and supporting nursing research.

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Media Contact:
Angela Wetherbee
Society for Vascular Nursing
+1 978 744 5005