This CE session provides an overview of the assessment and management of hospitalized patients with heart failure, as well as the parameters to assess for clinical readiness to discharge home. Lisa Rathman explains the importance of a team-based approach to discharge and overcoming challenges in preventing re-hospitalization.
- Discuss the urgency and importance in preventing the return of patients to the emergency room following discharge from a heart failure admission
- Describe team-based care and the nurse’s role in coordination of care in patients with heart failure
- Review current guideline-based care in the management of patients with heart failure
- List the key components to include in a discharge education plan as heart failure patients transition from hospital to home
- Lisa Rathman, MSN, CRNP
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Standards of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) through the joint providership of PCNA. PCNA is accredited by AANP as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 030602.