Focus On: Heart Failure - Fall 2011
Enjoy 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, learn about complications and read the latest research studies. Be sure to take a look at the PowerPoint Slides from Sudden Cardiac Death and Heart Failure and two Take5 resources - Signs and Symptoms of Heart Failure and Medications to Treat Heart Failure.

UPDATES

MUST-READS

DIAGNOSTIC TESTING

TREATMENT OPTIONS

COMPLICATIONS

RESEARCH



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  Focus On: Heart Failure - Fall 2011 Collection
 
UPDATES
All the latest information and recommendations

  Are you up to date on the latest emergency cardiovascular care guidelines?
Nursing2014 Critical Care
July 2011  

  Sudden Cardiac Death and Heart Failure
AACN Advanced Critical Care
October/December 2009  

  Sudden Cardiac Death and Heart Failure
NursingCenter
October 2011  
PowerPoint Slides

  Heart Failure: An Update
Home Healthcare Nurse
June 2009  

  Are you up to date with the heart failure guidelines?
Nursing2014 Critical Care
November 2009  

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MUST-READS
Don't miss these!

  Take 5: Signs and symptoms of heart failure
NursingCenter
October 2011  

  A Review of the Literature on Heart Failure and Discharge Education
Critical Care Nursing Quarterly
July/September 2011  

  Telehealth Monitoring: A Smart Investment for Home Care Patients with Heart Failure?
Home Healthcare Nurse
June 2011  

  The Body of Knowledge on Compliance in Heart Failure Patients: We Are Not There Yet
Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
January/February 2011  

  Sudden killer: Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy
Nursing2014
November 2010  
Supplement: Cardiac Insider

  Evidence-Based Nursing: The Role of the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in the Management of Heart Failure Patients in the Outpatient Setting
Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing
March/April 2010  

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DIAGNOSTIC TESTING
Check those lab values and study results

  Biomarkers of Myocardial Stress and Systemic Inflammation in Patients Who Engage in Heart Failure Self-care Management
Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
July/August 2011  

  Lab Logic: BNP and heart failure: What is the connection?
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care
January 2011  

  Diagnostic Update BNP assays: Predicting the future of patients with heart failure
Nursing2014 Critical Care
November 2009  

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TREATMENT OPTIONS
Medications and more

  Take 5: Medications to treat heart failure
NursingCenter
October 2011  

  Getting in sync with intra-aortic balloon pump therapy
Nursing2014 Critical Care
May 2011  

  Telephone Titration of Heart Failure Medications
Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
January/February 2011  

  Clinical Utility and Adverse Effects of Amiodarone Therapy
AACN Advanced Critical Care
October/December 2010  

  LVADs HELP MEND A BROKEN HEART
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care
June 2010  

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

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COMPLICATIONS
Other things to think about

  Dyspnea
AACN Advanced Critical Care
July/September 2011  

  Palliation of Dyspnea in Patients With Heart Failure
Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing
May/June 2011  

  Reducing Heart Failure Hospital Readmissions From Skilled Nursing Facilities
Professional Case Management
January/February 2011  

  Depression takes its toll on patients with heart failure
Nursing2014 Critical Care
January 2011  

  Fatigue With Systolic Heart Failure
Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
September/October 2009  

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RESEARCH
A look at recent studies

  A Critical Link Between Heart Failure Self-care and Intrathoracic Impedance
Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
July/August 2011  

  Educational Interventions for Patients With Heart Failure: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials
Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
July/August 2011  

  Palliative Needs of Spousal Caregivers of Patients With Heart Failure Followed Up at Specialized Heart Failure Centers
Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing
May/June 2011  

  The Impact of Sleep Quality and Daytime Sleepiness on Global Quality of Life in Community-Dwelling Patients With Heart Failure
Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
March/April 2011  

  A New Instrument to Measure Quality of Life of Heart Failure Family Caregivers
Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
January/February 2011  

  Measurement of Negative Thinking in Patients With Heart Failure: A Critical Review and Analysis
Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
January/February 2011  

  The Influence of Chronic Heart Failure in Patient-Partner Dyads-A Comparative Study Addressing Issues of Health-Related Quality of Life
Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
January/February 2011  

  Self-efficacy and Educational Interventions in Heart Failure: A Review of the Literature
Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
May/June 2010  

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