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Vascular Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice

Vascular Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice

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Vascular Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice

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Completely updated by vascular nurses for vascular nurses. The first best resource for the RN or APRN vascular nurse at any level and in any setting. Essential for all involved in vascular nursing practice now and throughout this decade.
The vascular nurse focuses on the needs and care of individuals and their families with known or at risk for vascular disease. This includes patient education, health promotion, care management, assessment for alterations of function, and strategies to help patients maintain, regain, and improve function and prevent disability. Vascular nurses also engage in research, policy, emerging healthcare delivery issues and technologies, and promoting community awareness of vascular disease and dysfunction to encourage early detection and prevention. This book can guide all aspects of their practice.
A workgroup of vascular nurse experts, convened by SVN and ANA, completely updated and expanded the previous edition. With input from nurses nationwide, their revision addressed and incorporated ongoing and anticipated changes in vascular nursing as well as in nursing and health care in general.
The revised scope of vascular nursing practice – the who, what, where, when, why, and how of practice – sets the context for understanding and using the standards: the underlying assumptions, characteristics, environments and settings, education and training requirements, key issues and trends, and ethical and conceptual bases of vascular nursing.
The updated 16 standards frame any evaluation of the outcomes and goals of, and measure the accountabilities for, general and advanced practice vascular nurses. By meeting each standard’s competencies, the vascular nurse can demonstrate compliance with that standard.
A foundational volume primarily for those directly involved with vascular nursing practice, education, and research, other nurses and allied healthcare providers, researchers, and scholars will find value in its content.
About ANA's Specialty Nursing Standards
Since the late 1990s, ANA has partnered with other nursing organizations to establish a formal process for recognition of specialty areas of nursing practice. This includes the criteria for approving the specialty itself and the scope statement, and an acknowledgment by ANA of the standards of practice for that specialty. Because of the significant changes in the evolving nursing and healthcare environments, ANA's approval of specialty nursing scope statements and its acknowledgment of specialty standards of practice remain valid for five years, starting from the publication date of the documents.
The standards in this publication are based on language from ANA's Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, Second Edition, a helpful supplement to this specialty text, which in turn is of optimal use with two complementary ANA texts: Nursing's Social Policy Statement and Guide to the Code of Ethics for Nurses. Together, these three books help guide nursing practice, thinking, and decision-making. The set is proving useful as a professional reference, classroom textbook, in-service training guide, and credentialing exam resource.
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The American Nurses Association (ANA) is a national professional association. This ANA publication, Vascular Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, reflects the thinking of the nursing profession on various issues and should be reviewed in conjunction with state board of nursing policies and practices. State law, rules, and regulations govern the practice of nursing, while Vascular Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice guides nurses in the application of their professional knowledge, skills, and responsibilities.

The American Nurses Association (ANA) is the only full-service professional organization representing the interests of the nation’s 3.4 million registered nurses through its constituent member nurses associations and its organizational affiliates. ANA advances the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting the rights of nurses in the workplace, projecting a positive and realistic view of nursing, and by lobbying the Congress and regulatory agencies on healthcare issues affecting nurses and the public.

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Copyright ©2016 American Nurses Association and Society for Vascular Nursing. All rights reserved. Reproduction or transmission in any form is not permitted without written permission of the American Nurses Association (ANA). This publication may not be translated without written permission of ANA. For inquiries, or to report unauthorized use, email copyright@ana.org.

ISBN-13: 978-1-55810--647-5 SAN: 851-3481 03/2016

First printing: March 2016

Contents

Contributors

Introduction to Vascular Nursing Practice

Overview of the Content

Foundational Documents of Professional Nursing

Audience for This Publication

Vascular Nursing Practice and the Society for Vascular Nursing

Scope of Vascular Nursing Practice

Definition of Vascular Nursing

Vascular Disease Defined

Arterial Disease

Venous Disease

Lymphatic Disease

Characteristics of Vascular Nursing Practice

Promotion of Health

Assessment for Alterations in Function

Measures to Maintain, Regain, or Improve Function and Prevent Disability

Roles, Education, and Practice Settings in Vascular Nursing Practice

The Vascular Registered Nurse

The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

Certification of Vascular Nurses

Ethics in Vascular Nursing Practice

Future Considerations for Vascular Nurses

Professional Organization Goals and Direction in Vascular Nursing Practice

Standards of Vascular Nursing Practice

Standards of Practice for Vascular Nursing

Standard 1. Assessment

Standard 2. Diagnosis

Standard 3. Outcomes Identification

Standard 4. Planning

Standard 5. Implementation

Standard 5A. Coordination of Care

Standard 5B. Health Teaching and Health Promotion

Standard 5C. Consultation

Standard 5D. Prescriptive Authority and Treatment

Standard 6. Evaluation

Standards of Professional Performance

Standard 7. Ethics

Standard 8. Education

Standard 9. Evidence-Based Practice and Research

Standard 10. Quality of Practice

Standard 11. Communication

Standard 12. Leadership

Standard 13. Collaboration

Standard 14. Professional Practice Evaluation

Standard 15. Resource Utilization

Standard 16. Environmental Health

Glossary

References and Bibliography

Appendix A. Society for Vascular Nursing Accomplishments

Appendix B. Guidelines for Vascular Disease

Appendix C. Scope and Standards of Vascular Nursing Practice (2004)

Index

Contributors

This document was developed by the Society for Vascular Nursing (SVN) Vascular Nursing Scope and Standards Task Force. The members of the Task Force gratefully acknowledge the work of others who initiated the original document and those who reviewed drafts of the document.

Vascular Nursing Scope and Standards Task Force

Mary Sieggreen, MSN, ACNS-BC, CVN, Chair

Jennifer Bromeland, MSN, APN, ACNP-BC, CVN, RNFA

Catherine M. Brown, MSN, RN-BC, NEA-BC, RVT, RDCS

Cynthia Rebik Christensen, MSN, CVN, APRNP

Michelle Tinkham, BSN, MS, RN, CNOR, RNFA, CLNC

Polly Willis, MSN, RN-BC, PCCN

ANA Committee on Nursing Practice Standards

Richard Henker, PhD, RN, CRNA, FAAN – Co-chair (03/2014–12/2015)

Tresha (Terry) L. Lucas, MSN, RN – Co-chair (07/2011–12/2014)

Danette Culver, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, CCRN

Deborah Finnell, DNS, PMHNP-BC, CARN-AP, FAAN

Renee Gecsedi, MS, RN

Deedra Harrington, DNP, MSN, APRN, ACNP-BC

Maria Jurlano, MS, BSN, RN, NEA-BC, CCRN

Carla A. B. Lee, PhD, APRN-BC, CNAA, FAAN, FIBA

Verna Sitzer, PhD, RN, CNS

American Nurses Association Staff

Carol J. Bickford, PhD, RN-BC, CPHIMS, FAAN—Content editor

Maureen Cones, JD—Legal counsel

Yvonne Humes, MSA—Project coordinator

Eric Wurzbacher—Project editor

About the Society for Vascular Nursing

Founded in 1982, the Society for Vascular Nursing (SVN) is a not-for-profit international association dedicated to promoting excellence in the compassionate and comprehensive management of persons with vascular disease. SVN’s mission is to provide a professional community for nurses focused on advancing the care of persons living with vascular disease through excellence in evidence based practice and education.

About the American Nurses Association

The American Nurses Association (ANA) is the only full-service professional organization representing the interests of the nation’s 3.4 million registered nurses through its constituent member nurses associations and its organizational affiliates. ANA advances the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting the rights of nurses in the workplace, projecting a positive and realistic view of nursing, and by lobbying the Congress and regulatory agencies on healthcare issues affecting nurses and the public.

Introduction to Vascular Nursing Practice

Overview of the Content

Foundational Documents of Professional Nursing

Registered nurses (RNs) practicing in the United States have three professional resources that inform their thinking and decision-making and guide their practice. First, Guide to the Code of Ethics for Nurses: Interpretation and Application (Fowler, 2008) lists the succinct provisions that establish the ethical framework for RNs across all roles, levels, and settings. Second, Nursing’s Social Policy Statement: The Essence of the Profession (ANA, 2010b) conceptualizes nursing practice, describes the social context of nursing, and provides the definition of nursing. Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, Second Edition (ANA, 2010a) outlines the expectations of the professional role of the RN, includes the scope of practice statement for nursing, and identifies the Standards of Professional Nursing Practice and their accompanying competencies. Vascular Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice builds on those professional resources, describes the scope of vascular nursing practice, and identifies the specialty’s Standards of Practice and

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