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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150367
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Evidenced Based Development of a Heart Failure Center
Abstract:
Evidenced Based Development of a Heart Failure Center
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:November 10 - 14, 2001
Author:Crowther, Maryanne
Practice Problem: Heart Failure (HF) is a syndrome of shortness of breath and fatigue. It occurs when forward flow of blood out of the heart is impeded. This is the only cardiovascular condition that continues to increase in prevalence and incidence. It is a major healthcare problem, not only for the patient, but also for significant others, and the community at large. Over 11 million office visits, and 3.5 million hospitalizations occur annually for the condition in the United States. One third of those discharged from the hospital are readmitted within 90 days, due to recurrence of symptoms. The cost of HF patient care is approximately 8 Billion dollars annually, draining limited resources of the patient, the treating facility and society (American Health Consultants, 1998; Packer, 1999). Lessons Learned: The process of Heart Failure Center development has met some challenges. Several changes were made in the nursing care process for day stay patients receiving intravenous inotropic infusion and diuretic therapy, Physician report cards were amended for enhanced accuracy. The clinical pathway has evolved into a process, rather than a form to be completed. Physician satisfaction surveys are currently in development. This hospital based, APN administered heart failure center is an effective means to decrease length of stay and associated financial burden to the patient, facility and ultimately, to society. Out-patients enrolled in this program greatly benefit from a decrease in recidivism, and from improved functional status, physical endurance, and quality of life.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Nov-2001
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEvidenced Based Development of a Heart Failure Centeren_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150367-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Evidenced Based Development of a Heart Failure Center</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">November 10 - 14, 2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Crowther, Maryanne</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">mmcocean@aol.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Practice Problem: Heart Failure (HF) is a syndrome of shortness of breath and fatigue. It occurs when forward flow of blood out of the heart is impeded. This is the only cardiovascular condition that continues to increase in prevalence and incidence. It is a major healthcare problem, not only for the patient, but also for significant others, and the community at large. Over 11 million office visits, and 3.5 million hospitalizations occur annually for the condition in the United States. One third of those discharged from the hospital are readmitted within 90 days, due to recurrence of symptoms. The cost of HF patient care is approximately 8 Billion dollars annually, draining limited resources of the patient, the treating facility and society (American Health Consultants, 1998; Packer, 1999). Lessons Learned: The process of Heart Failure Center development has met some challenges. Several changes were made in the nursing care process for day stay patients receiving intravenous inotropic infusion and diuretic therapy, Physician report cards were amended for enhanced accuracy. The clinical pathway has evolved into a process, rather than a form to be completed. Physician satisfaction surveys are currently in development. This hospital based, APN administered heart failure center is an effective means to decrease length of stay and associated financial burden to the patient, facility and ultimately, to society. Out-patients enrolled in this program greatly benefit from a decrease in recidivism, and from improved functional status, physical endurance, and quality of life.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:22:47Z-
dc.date.issued2001-11-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:22:47Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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