Intervention Plans Can Impact Health Care In Many Ways,

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Intervention plans can impact health care in many ways, but successful plans may provide a benefit to either patients, facilities, or both. Evaluation of an intervention plan is necessary to determine its effectiveness and the value of the intervention’s impact in healthcare. In congestive heart failure (CHF) patients engaged through a telehealth program, the effectiveness of the plan revolves around the intervention components. Identifying outcomes and tools to measure the data obtained through the intervention will assist advanced practice nurses (APN) in identifying which aspects of the intervention provide the most benefit.The purpose of this paper is to describe methods to evaluate the effectiveness, identify short-term, intermediate,…show more content…
In a small study, symptom data was collected through a web application regarding symptoms of CHF that identified improvement of symptoms through self-management (Dorsch, Farris, Bleske, & Koelling, 2015). Utilizing the data collected in the telehealth program would provide clinicians with data on weight, blood pressure, medication use and oxygenation (Appendix A). In the CHF telehealth intervention, patients provide self-care based on the provider instructions at discharge and through office visits. Studies have shown that self-management is a major element of CHF management (Lee, Lennie, Warden, Jacobs-Lawson, & Moser, 2013). Patient-perceived low QOL is a major predictor of mortality and evaluating the CHF telehealth interventions utilizing qualitative survey data will help guide any revisions in the plan of care (Hoekstra et al., 2013). The Minnesota living with heart failure questionnaire (MLHFQ) is a widely used tool in healthcare that assesses the patient’s perception of the effects CHF has on their life (Munyombwe et al., 2014). Monitoring telehealth data and QOL survey components would provide data on improvement of CHF care both from a clinical perspective as well as from a patient perspective. Outcomes There are two main forms of data collection, formative and summative (“Building our understanding, n.d.). Formative data is obtained during the planning and implementation phase of a project whereas the summative data is obtained once the project is well
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