Can J Surg 2021 03 5;64(2):E149-E154. Epub 2021 Mar 5.
From the Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont. (Jacob-Brassard, Al-Omran, Salata, Hussain, Kayssi, Roche-Nagle); the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michaels Hospital, Toronto, Ont. (Al-Omran, Salata, Hussain, de Mestral); the Sunnybrook Research Institute of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ont. (Kayssi); and the Peter Munk Cardiac Center of the University Health Network, Toronto, Ont. (Roche-Nagle).
Background: Recent evidence suggests that home care nursing is variably prescribed after vascular surgery, and may reduce emergency department visits and hospital readmissions. We therefore sought to characterize the indications for home care nursing following vascular surgery from the surgeon's perspective.
Methods: An online survey was distributed to the 141 members of the Canadian Society for Vascular Surgery with questions related to home care nursing after carotid endarterectomy (CEA), endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR), open abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair and open or hybrid revascularization for peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Read More