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 Saturday, December 20, 2014


Practical Tips to Starting a Journal Club

Are you interested in gathering a group of individuals that meet to discuss and critique research that appears in professional journals? The SVN has compiled a list of guidelines to get you started.

SVN Research Grant: Funding is available for project/research support in the field of vascular nursing through the SVN for a registered profession nurse who has been a member in good standings of the SVN for at least one year prior to the awarding of any funds. In addition to the application a detailed research proposal of the project must be submitted.


  1. Strategies to increase public awareness of the signs and symptoms of vascular disease.
  2. Strategies to increase public awareness of stroke warning signs.
  3. Strategies to increase early detection and treatment of vascular disease.
  4. Strategies to prevent amputation in high risk populations
  5. Outcomes of patients cared for on a dedicated vascular unit vs. a medical-surgical unit.
  6. Strategies to educate the public to help prevent the development of vascular disease.
  7. Strategies to increase public awareness on the adverse effects of uncontrolled diabetes.
  8. Strategies to manage chronic ischemic pain.
  9. Strategies to reduce healthcare costs and length of stay while improving outcomes.
  10. Nurse’s role in vascular ulcer prevention, identification, treatment, and education.
  11. Strategies to increase diabetic patient compliance with diet, exercise, and glucose control.
  12. Strategies to prevent wound and postoperative incision infections.
  13. Outcomes of nurse-run clinics.
  14. Effect of exercise on claudication symptoms.
  15. Strategies to increase patient’s knowledge of venous ulcer prevention.
  16. What is the patient’s understanding of discharge instructions after vascular surgery?
  17. Nursing strategies to facilitate recovery after vascular surgery.
  18. Factors that affect patient outcomes after major vascular procedures.
  19. Prevention of readmissions in high risk patients.
  20. Prevention of deep vein thrombosis in high risk patients.