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Nurs Stand. 2012 Jul 18-24;26(46):41-6.

Diagnosis and management of patients with Raynaud's phenomenon.

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Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases NHS Foundation Trust, Bath.


This article describes the characteristics of Raynaud's phenomenon, focusing on the role of the specialist nurse in diagnosis and management of the condition. Pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment options are discussed, along with the importance of self-management. Advice is provided to help nurses enable patients to minimise episodes and improve symptoms. In the majority of cases, Raynaud's phenomenon is a treatable condition, and patients can learn to self-manage the disease.

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