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Focus On: Heart Failure

Let us know what you think of this collection of heart failure resources: read the latest updates and my list of “must-read” articles, brush-up on diagnostic measures and treatment options, and learn about complications and end-of-life care. Also, be sure to take a look at the PowerPoint Slides from Managing Heart Failure and two Take5 resources – Staging Heart Failure and Normal ranges for plasma BNP and NT-proBNP . Share your thoughts by leaving a comment!


Lisa M. Bonsall, MSN, RN, CRNP

UPDATES

MUST READS

DIAGNOSTIC TESTING

TREATMENT OPTIONS

COMPLICATIONS

END-OF-LIFE CARE

Each article listed with the button is only $1.99, or purchase the entire 23 article set together with the Powerpoint slides and the Take5 for only $19.95!
(Does not include CEUs)

  Focus On: Heart Failure Collection
 
UPDATES
All the latest information and recommendations

  Are You Up To Date With The Heart Failure Guidelines?
Nursing2009 Critical Care
November 2009    Comments(0)
  Take 5 – Staging heart failure

  Heart Failure: An Update
Home Healthcare Nurse
June 2009    Comments(0)

  Heart Failure: Epidemiologic Update
Critical Care Nursing Quarterly
January/March 2009    Comments(0)

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MUST-READS
Don't miss these!

  A Model Predicting Health Status of Patients with Heart Failure
Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
March/April 2009    Comments(0)

  Improving Self-management and Reducing Hospital Readmission in Heart Failure Patients
Clinical Nurse Specialist: The Journal for Advanced Nursing Practice
July/August 2009    Comments(0)

  Understanding Heart Failure
LPN2009
March/April 2008    Comments(0)

  Family Caregiver Support and Hospitalizations of Patients with Heart Failure
Home Healthcare Nurse
November/December 2008    Comments(0)

  Patient Education: Heart Failure
LPN2009
March/April 2008    Comments(0)

  Patient-, Provider-, and System-Level Barriers to Heart Failure Care
Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
July/August 2009    Comments(0)

  Acute Heart Failure: Too Sick for Discharge Teaching?
Critical Care Nursing Quarterly
April/June 2009    Comments(0)

  A Situation-Specific Theory of Heart Failure Self-care
Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
May/June 2008    Comments(0)

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DIAGNOSTIC TESTING
Check those lab values and study results

  Diagnostic Update BNP assays: Predicting the future of patients with heart failure
Nursing2009 Critical Care
November/December 2009    Comments(0)
  Take 5 – Normal ranges for plasma BNP and NT-proBNP

  Measurement of Thoracic Fluid Content in Heart Failure: The Role of Impedance Cardiography
AACN Advanced Critical Care
January/March 2008    Comments(0)

  HIGH TECH/HIGH CARE: BNP can help rapidly diagnose HF
Men in Nursing
April 2008    Comments(0)

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TREATMENT OPTIONS
Medications and more

  Managing Heart Failure
Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!
May/June 2009   
PowerPoint Slides
Comments(0)

  Intravenous Heart Failure Medications: An Update for Home Health Clinicians
Home Healthcare Nurse
November/December 2009    Comments(0)

  Heart Matters: A Look at Standard Medications for LVSD
Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!
November/December 2009    Comments(0)

  Inspiratory Muscle Training Improves Oxygen Uptake Efficiency Slope in Patients with Chronic Heart Failure
Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation & Prevention
November/December 2009    Comments(0)

  New Approaches to Heart Failure in the ED
AJN, American Journal of Nursing
March 2008    Comments(0)

  Oral Heart Failure Medications: An Update for Home Health Clinicians
Home Healthcare Nurse
November/December 2008    Comments(0)

  Cardiac Transplantation Candidate Identification, Evaluation, and Management
Critical Care Nursing Quarterly
July/September 2008    Comments(0)

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COMPLICATIONS
Other things to think about

  Fatigue with Systolic Heart Failure
Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
September/October 2009    Comments(0)

  Depression and Coping in Heart Failure Patients: A Review of the Literature
Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
March/April 2009    Comments(0)

  The Effects of Depression in Heart Failure
Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing
July/August 2009    Comments(0)

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END-OF-LIFE CARE
Caring for patients in the final stage

  Palliative Care in Heart Failure: A Case Study of Collaborative Practice
Home Healthcare Nurse
January 2009    Comments(0)

  Proving Palliative Care in End-Stage Heart Failure
Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing
March/April 2008    Comments(0)

  Self-care at the End of Life in Patients with Heart Failure
Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
May/June 2008    Comments(0)

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