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Articles by Linda Berti-Hearn, MSN, RN, CWOCN

Chronic venous insufficiency: A review for nurses

Berti-Hearn, Linda; Elliott, Brenda

Nursing. 49(12):24-30, December 2019.

Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) is a potentially debilitating disorder associated with serious complications such as lower extremity venous ulcers. This article reviews the incidence and pathophysiology of CVI, nursing assessment, diagnosis and interventions, and patient education needed to manage the disease and prevent complications.

A closer look at lower extremity peripheral arterial disease

Berti-Hearn, Linda; Elliott, Brenda

Nursing2019. 48(1):34-41, January 2018.

Peripheral arterial disease, or PAD, is a lifelong, progressive disorder that affects primarily the lower extremities. Reviewing current information about PAD, including management guidelines and evidence-based nursing care, can help you advise patients about slowing its progression and managing symptoms.