A nurse-led clinic for patients with peripheral vascular disease

Br J Nurs. 1997 Jul;6(13):726-8, 730, 732 passim. doi: 10.12968/bjon.1997.6.13.726.


Patients with peripheral vascular disease have complex and challenging health needs. This article describes an innovative nurse practitioner role in the provision of care for patients with intermittent claudication in an acute hospital setting. A small-scale evaluative study of patient satisfaction with the nurse consultation revealed high levels of satisfaction with the care received. It is suggested that experienced nurses can make substantial contributions to improving care for patients with chronic disease.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Nurse Practitioners / organization & administration*
  • Nursing Evaluation Research
  • Outpatient Clinics, Hospital / organization & administration*
  • Patient Satisfaction
  • Peripheral Vascular Diseases / nursing*
  • Program Evaluation