Nurses are the leaders in education of patients with heart failure; BUT, they may not have a strong knowledge base themselves.
A validated questionnaire on the topic of nurses’ comfort in and frequency of delivering education to patients on heart failure self-care. Heart failure (HF) rehospitalization rates are high and self-care education is needed before patients can be adherent to expectations. Nurse comfort in and frequency of delivery of HF education before hospital discharge can be used to determine whether this is a problem within any organization.
- Albert NM, Cohen B, Liu X, Best CH, Aspinwall L, Pratt L. Hospital Nurses’ Comfort in and Frequency of Delivering Heart Failure Self-Care Education. Euro J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2014; June 16. ePub. DOI: 10.1177/1474515114540756.
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