This is often related to the fact that education increases income, employment and provides greater job security. Education also produces enhanced literacy. This allows for individuals to better comprehend the societal aspects that impact their health. Additionally, by having greater literacy, a patient can advocate for their health, implement healthier lifestyle choices and seek out resources to enhance their health (Mikkonen, & Raphael, 2010). The literature also demonstrates that with poor education there are increase hospitalization rates, increased use of emergency services and medication are not taken as directed (blackboard). Therefore Mrs. Smith was admitted to hospital for a foot ulcer due to complications related to diabetes mellitus.
A literature review of nurse – guided patient –centered heart failure education programs reveal that several studies have recommended strategies to promote improved outcomes for heart failure patients by placing emphasis on education focused on promoting patient self-care management in regards to diet, exercise, weight monitoring, and medication adherence (Baptiste, Mark, Groff-Paris, & Taylor, 2014, p. 53). Heart failure self-care refers to all of the practices in which patients engage to maintain their own health and the decisions that they make about managing signs and symptoms. Hospital initiatives working to improve heart failure readmission rates should implement a patient education program that focuses on self-care. To make it easier to manage the heart failure population at any given time, all patients presenting with heart failure should be admitted to a specific inpatient ward, and daily nursing huddles should be utilized in order to identify heart failure patients. All heart failure patients should be educated by the nursing staff throughout their stay by specialty nurse educators who are themselves educated on heart failure treatments and protocols. The research concluded that implementing standardized patient education programs that focus on self-care management
· Guidelines for good nutrition and exercise: eat a variety of foods every day to include, fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Decrease the amount of fatty, sugary foods and drinks consumed. Drink more water. Get 30-60 minutes of exercise daily.
In the UK, reports show that heart failure has been affecting up to 2% of the population, over 900,000 people are living with heart failure, with 63,000 new cases being diagnosed each year (BHF, 2015). It costs the NHS £625 million per year, as a result of the high portion of emergency admissions, readmission and long length of inpatient stay (NHS Improvement, 2010). DH (2000) confirmed that Heart failure accounts for all cardiac admissions and the readmission rate can be as high as 50% within 3 months; also, it further estimated 50% readmission might be preventable. Unfortunately, Heart Failure can’t be cured, but early
Although the term cardiovascular disease refers to a disorder of the cardiovascular system, it is usually associated with atherosclerosis, also known as arterial disease. It is considered the leading cause of deaths in the world, taking 17.1 million lives a year. There are only a few factors that are non-modifiable, these being the persons age, gender, family history and their race and ethnicity. Although there are non-modifiable risk factors, there are multiple multiple risk factors that are modifiable that anyone can use to prevent getting any type of cardiovascular disease. These people just need to have the motivation to be able to change themselves and their lifestyles in order to better
Traditionally the United States health care system has been sickness-oriented. However, in the last two decades, a new paradigm has emerged. This new paradigm emphasizes wellness rather than sickness. As a result in this change in focus, health promotion is now an integral part of the nursing profession. This research paper will review current literature from three professional sources relative to the nursing profession and health promotion. This paper will analyze: 1. How is health promotion defined? 2. What is the purpose of health promotion? 3. How has the role of a nurse changed as the result of
Something that can be agreed on is the emphasis on education as a means to improve health outcomes. Education is an important factor in the social determinants of health that can improve and empower individuals. Those who are educated showed lower morbidity rates and were more likely to have better health (Picker
Providing patients diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure effective teaching can eliminate reoccurring hospitalizations. Patients are discharged with CHF and readmitted within 30 days. The information provided will examine the process of enhancing patient knowledge and provide additional resources essential for effective health care management. Research evidence provides data that proves patients who are diagnosed with CHF needs a variety of health care needs during admission and after discharge. The proposal will display an evaluation plan, implementation plan and a dissemination of the
Patient education is a must in this population, since many have limitations when it comes to lifestyle choices. An area I feel the heart team does an excellent job in addressing. As for their health literacy levels, since these clients have lived with their complex cardiac condition most of their lives, I believe their, or family’s, health literacy is relatively high. Most understand the severity of their disease and how it affects most other aspects of their lives. When it comes to an exercise regimen or planning a family, their cardiac health plays a key factor. Although, there are those minority with secondary mental disabilities that are at higher risk of errors in self-care, but what
A resident at the time saw that although there is a hearty amount of evidence that illustrates that adhering to heart failure guidelines decreases the rate of mortality and morbidity, nationally there is modest adherence to heart failure practice guidelines. Doctors have voiced a multitude of reasons to this poor participation including but not limited to time constraints in a visit, inertia of patterns in practice, lack of awareness and lack of acceptance are a few. This new web-based tool, the “Smart” Heart failure sheet is designed to help connect previously compartmentalized information. It seeks to link guidelines to their patients’ clinical and laboratory characteristics and systematize adherence to heart failure guidelines. It accomplishes this by uploading pertinent patient-specific data, including laboratory and imaging results, procedure reports and relevant medications. Additionally it also provides tools, such as a flow chart for diuretic dosage and weights. Overall this tool is useful to help physicians identify patients who may benefit from a treatment. From there it provides support tools that alert the physician to a personalized medical treatment. The “Smart” Heart Failure Sheet acts as a registry for scholarly research and also provides educational resources to expand providers’ knowledge, thereby improving patient care (Battaglia,
established the clinical problem that heart failure is associated with high morbidity and poor prognosis (Hobbs, et al., 2007). She further added that it decreases patients’ quality of life as it places a heavy burden on them, as well as their families, as well as the huge negative impact on health care resources (Iqbal, et al, 2010), contributing to lost productivity from unplanned hospital admissions. The authors presented the research problem strongly, stating that there is a limited study of the role of specialized heart failure nurses in the multidisciplinary team in managing heart failure patients, thus warranting a further investigation to be conducted. Special nurses, as defined by Glogowska et al, are experienced senior nurses who are involved in providing medical, psychological and emotional support that begins at the initial diagnosis of heart failure and continues onward. They provide transitional care in assisting patients manage their heart failure. The research article focus on the experiences and perceptions of clinicians in managing heart failure patients, and it aims to understand the special role of specialized heart failure nurses in the interdisciplinary team. The authors designed to answer the following questions when conducting this study:
Diagnosed with Congestive cardiomyopathy implies that the patient’s heart muscle has been debilitated by ailment and cannot sufficiently pump blood through the heart, which can lead to heart failure (“Columbia University Medical Center”, 2016). In this case study, the current situation of a male patient Mr. P., who is 76 years old, and frequently hospitalized with CHF is given. The purpose of this paper is to describe an approach to care with treatment plan recommendation, provide education to both the patient and his family, and a teaching plan.
Lifestyle choices and behaviours are amongst the factors that are most easily controlled by the individual themselves. It is our choice to smoke, eat foods that are high in sugar and fat and not exercise. These are three of the leading factors that can cause coronary heart disease (N.Gledhill, personal communication, 2004) and yet thousands of people continue to do it because they are not aware, nor have they been informed, of the negative effects simple lifestyle behaviours can have on ones body. If one is not educated about certain facts and insights, how are they expected to make an informed, or even a wise, decision? Therefore, a lack of education has a strong influence on the health of an individual for the reason that they are unable to make proper and healthy lifestyle choices. A study conducted on the association between educational attainment and other determinants of health on the elderly yielded results that showed:
Education is an important social determinant of health because it affects many other determinants. Generally, people with worst health status have low education levels. Furthermore, people with low levels of education are more likely to have lifestyles which can lead to a chronic illness. Education empowers people with skills to
It is important that we do everything we can to keep our heart healthy. In America, heart disease is the greatest cause of death. An estimate of 64 million Americans have some form of cardiovascular disease. Creating simple changes in your life can prevent cardiovascular problems and assist in living a