Now showing items 1-5 of 5
Follow-Up after Heart Failure Hospitalization: Attendance and Effects of Timing and Provider Type on Readmission Rates
Objective: The purposes of this study were to: a.) determine differences in demographic, socioeconomic, and clinical variables of adult patients with heart failure that attend follow-up and those who do not and to: b.) to ...
Comprehensive Aquapheresis Education to Enhance Nursing Knowledge and Confidence in Caring for the Heart Failure Patient
Background: Because aquapheresis is a new and highly specialized treatment modality, many nursing curricula do not teach students how to operate and trouble-shoot its equipment. In order to bridge the gap between classroom ...
African American Heart Failure Patients’ Perspective on Palliative Care in the Outpatient Setting
Background: Heart failure (HF) is a progressive, incurable, complex disease that limits both the physical and psychosocial qualities of life (Francis, Sonnenblick, Wilson Tang, & Poole-Wilson, 2008; Goldstein & Lynn, 2006). ...
Chronic Heart Failure Management in Rural Primary Care
Background: Heart failure has been identified as a diagnosis associated with significant morbidity and mortality with inconsistent outcomes. As of October 1st, 2012 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) ...
Analysis of Clinical, Social, Transitional Care, and Medication Reconciliation Factors Associated with 30-Day Adult Heart Failure Readmissions
Objective: Heart failure (HF) is a chronic clinical syndrome that has been identified to cause high rates of mortality, morbidity, and increased health care costs. Heart failure patients frequently experience hospitalizations ...