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Best Practices for Heart Failure: A Focused Review
Home Healthcare Nurse, July/August 2012

This article provides an overview of clinical, self-management support, and care transitions best practices for heart failure care in the home care sector. Clinicians armed with competencies in heart failure management are positioned to meet the 3-part aim of healthcare reform: improved health, better care, and lower cost.



One Theoretical Framework for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Women
Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, August 2012

By using a theoretical approach, nurses can facilitate implementation of these evidence-based guidelines to help women reduce their risks for CVD. The purpose of this article was to help nurses improve healthcare delivery by using the PRECEDE-PROCEED Model as a theoretical framework to guide CVD risk reduction efforts for women.



Slow-Onset Myocardial Infarction and Its Influence on Help-Seeking Behaviors
Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, August 2012

The aims of this study were to perform an in-depth analysis of patients' MI symptom experiences and describe their help-seeking behavior in response to these symptom experiences.



Patient Care Heart Failure Model: The Hospitalization to Home Plan of Care
Home Healthcare Nurse, June 2012

The case study provided in this article highlights the journey of a heart failure patient treated at this VA hospital and the care coordination process, which is necessary for good patient care through use of multidisciplinary team members.



ACTION STAT: Acute aortic dissection
Nursing2012, July 2012

Based on Mr. C's history and physical assessment findings, you suspect an acute dissection involving the ascending aorta, a life-threatening, surgical emergency. Dissection involves a tear in the aortic intima, creating a false lumen and allowing blood to collect between the intima and media. Find out what immediate interventions are indicated for his care.



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