Telephone Intervention by Student Nurse Externs for Discharged Heart Failure Patients

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308407
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Telephone Intervention by Student Nurse Externs for Discharged Heart Failure Patients
Author(s):
Charos, Rae E. G.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
N/A
Author Details:
Rae E. G. Charos, RN, BSN, MSN, FNP, rae.charos@dignityhealth.org
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Saturday, November 16, 2013, Sunday, November 17, 2013

Telephone Intervention by Student Nurse Externs with Recently Hospitalized Heart Failure Patients to Prevent Hospital Readmission

Abstract

Rae E. G. Charos

University of Nevada, Reno

            A telephone intervention for patient recently discharged from an acute care hospital is being tested in this proposed Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) capstone project.

The literature reveals many strategies that have the potential to reduce readmissions of the CHF patient, however a lack of definitive evidence about which hospital practices are effective, in addition to the resource intensiveness of many of the strategies, suggests the need to test a specific, cost effective strategy. 

This change project will test a specific transition strategy, the use of telephone contact within the first 30 days of discharge as the means for readmission prevention.  The proposed strategy is that a Student Nurse Extern (SNE) will make telephone contact with the patient/caregiver within 48 hours of discharge with continued daily calls for two weeks, followed by weekly contact for the first 30 days after hospital discharge.  The investigator, the Chief Nurse Executive (CNE), will have direct oversight of the project. A script developed by the investigator that addresses medication compliance, weight gain, and symptoms will be used by the SNE.   A Registered Nurse will supervise and be directly available to the SNE to address any questions from the SNE and assist with management of complex clinical situations.  The use of the SNEs is cost effective for the facility and also will provide the SNEs with exposure to the continuum of care.

Keywords:
Readmissions; Telephone calls; Heart failure patients
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleTelephone Intervention by Student Nurse Externs for Discharged Heart Failure Patientsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCharos, Rae E. G.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentN/Aen_GB
dc.author.detailsRae E. G. Charos, RN, BSN, MSN, FNP, rae.charos@dignityhealth.orgen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308407-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Saturday, November 16, 2013, Sunday, November 17, 2013</p>Telephone Intervention by Student Nurse Externs with Recently Hospitalized Heart Failure Patients to Prevent Hospital Readmission <p align="center">Abstract <p align="center">Rae E. G. Charos <p align="center">University of Nevada, Reno <p>            A telephone intervention for patient recently discharged from an acute care hospital is being tested in this proposed Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) capstone project. <p>The literature reveals many strategies that have the potential to reduce readmissions of the CHF patient, however a lack of definitive evidence about which hospital practices are effective, in addition to the resource intensiveness of many of the strategies, suggests the need to test a specific, cost effective strategy.  <p>This change project will test a specific transition strategy, the use of telephone contact within the first 30 days of discharge as the means for readmission prevention.  The proposed strategy is that a Student Nurse Extern (SNE) will make telephone contact with the patient/caregiver within 48 hours of discharge with continued daily calls for two weeks, followed by weekly contact for the first 30 days after hospital discharge.  The investigator, the Chief Nurse Executive (CNE), will have direct oversight of the project. A script developed by the investigator that addresses medication compliance, weight gain, and symptoms will be used by the SNE.   A Registered Nurse will supervise and be directly available to the SNE to address any questions from the SNE and assist with management of complex clinical situations.  The use of the SNEs is cost effective for the facility and also will provide the SNEs with exposure to the continuum of care.en_GB
dc.subjectReadmissionsen_GB
dc.subjectTelephone callsen_GB
dc.subjectHeart failure patientsen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:30:55Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:30:55Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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