Heart Failure And Self-Care

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I agree with your statement that “self-care and outpatient treatment will reduce hospitalization for patients” with heart failure. When I worked as a manager at Sub-acute rehab, I encountered many patients with a diagnosis of heart failure that were lacking self-care and outpatient treatment. In that circumstance, they were re-admitted to the hospital multiple times when they went into heart failure exacerbation. At home they had difficulty breathing, their lower extremities were so swollen that they couldn’t put their shoes on and they were scared. After acute care they were referred to my unit for a rehab and in that case, I placed a referral to a Palliative Care team for a chronic disease management and comfort care. According to “Palliative

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