Cardiovascular Case Study Nursing Essay
A case study: A 72 year old male patient is being seen for a hospital follow-up visit. He was discharged 1 week ago after a 3-day stay for an exacerbation of congestive heart failure. He has a history of CAD and dilated cardiomyopathy, with a left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) of 0.30 (30%). You note he has been hospitalized for the same problem 3 times in the last 8 weeks. While performing his history and physical, you learn he has not been taking his diuretic as directed because it makes him go to the bathroom all the time and it disrupts his sleep. He also is not taking the prescribed beta blocker because it makes him sleepy. a. Develop a Heart Failure Checklist that could be used in your practice to promote compliance with the evidence-based recommended treatment and management of Heart Failure. b. Suggested topics to include: 2013 Guidelines for the Management of Heart Failure, medications, interventions, counseling, patient education, recommended follow-up intervals, referral for other services that might be needed. You may add more topics as appropriate. c. Describe how compliance with the prescribed medical regimen might prevent exacerbations of heart failure and hospital admission/readmission. PLEASE USE 6th APA. USE THIS AS ONE OF THE REFERENCE: McCance, Kathryn, Huether, S. (2014). Pathophysiology: The Biologic Basis for Disease in Adults and Children, 7th Edition.
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