The Care Of Heart Failure Patients

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Does the Use of Telemonitoring in the Care of Heart Failure Patients Reduce Hospitalization?
The heart is a vital organ that the body needs in order to survive and according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) 5.7 million people in the United States suffer from heart failure (HF) and about half of heart failure patients die within five years of diagnosis, (CDC, n.d.). Heart failure is the inability of the heart to pump blood sufficiently in order to meet the body’s need. Heart failure is the main reason for inpatient hospitalization and readmission in adults over 65 years old (Smith, 2013). Advances in technology continue to change the practice of nursing and healthcare. Telemonitoring is one major advance in technology that is changing the role and practice of nursing today. Telemonitoring involves healthcare workers remotely monitoring patient’s vital signs daily with the goal of early detection of deteriorating conditions. This systematic review will present available data regarding telemonitoring in heart failure patients and hospitalization.
Research Question Does the Use of Telemonitoring In the Care of Heart Failure Patients Reduce Hospitalization?
Systematically Reviewed Literature
Telemonitoring Reduces Hospitalizations
Pedone et al. (2015) conducted a randomized trial study that evaluated the effect of telemonitoring and hospital admissions of elderly patients with heart failure. The study involved a final sample size of 90 participants: 43 from…
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