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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) ...
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 ...