Best Practices for Heart Failure: A Focused Review
Home Healthcare Nurse, July/August 2012
To provide safe and effective care for patients with heart failure, the nurse must recognize potential causes of exacerbation, understand them, and apply evidence-based practice guidelines aimed at reducing risk of exacerbation, carefully assess and monitor the patient, and provide effective patient and family education and self-management support. This article provides an overview of clinical, self-management support, and care transitions best practices for heart failure care in home care.
Evidence-Based Nursing: Do you know the way to excellence?
Nursing Management, July 2012
Regardless of age, sex, or experience, all nurses have a desire to fit in and feel valued in their professional endeavors. Through the evolution of shared governance at Pella Regional Health Center, an environment has been created where nurses can move to a new level of professional engagement and satisfaction.
Research Rounds: Encourage evidence-based practice in direct care
Nursing2012 Critical Care, July 2012
Evidence-based practice (EBP), the application of research findings to nursing practice, challenges nurses to center care on the patient and question why things are done the way they're done. Learn what resources are readily available and how to search the literature most effectively for EBP.