Posted by: hmedley99 | November 5, 2012

Nursing Times 2012 (Vol. 108 No. 44)

Title: A PAD service led by nurses and podiatrists

Abstract: Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) is a serious condition but has had a low profile. It’s significance has only benn recently reflected in NICE guidelines. This article reports on a Trust which has set up a PAD service lied by nurses and podiatrists. This service is cost-effective and ensures that patients are treated in the community, with referreals made to secondary care when appropriate. A care pathway standardises care.

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