Annotated Bibliographies on Chf Readmissions Essay

3261 Words Apr 9th, 2013 14 Pages
Annotated Bibliographies
Lisa Stevens
Kaplan University

Annotated Bibliographies
Au, A., McAlister, F., Bakal, J., Ezekowitz, J., Kaul, P., & vanWalraven, C. (2012). Predicting the risk of unplanned readmission or death within 30 days of discharge after a heart failure hospitalization. American Heart Journal, 164(3). 365-372. Retrieved from: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/771215_print
This article sought to find an appropriate model to predict the risk of unplanned heart failure readmissions. The primary outcome from chart reviews also included death of heart failure patients within 30 days of discharge. The study looked at Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) models and the LACE+ index, to mention two of many
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I speak for the CHF clients only; maybe I will use this after all, as a point in showing why every patient needs follow-up care after discharge, and how a CHF clinic can make this a reality.

Case, R., Haynes, D., Holaday, B. & Parker, V. (2010). Evidence Based Nursing: The role of the advanced practice registered nurse in the management of heart failure patients in the outpatient setting. Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, 29(2). 57-62. Doi: 10.1097/DCC.0b013e3181c92efb. Retrieved from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20660805
This article was a systematic review specifically aimed at finding evidence-based practice (EBP) in the care of heart failure patients in the outpatient setting. An intense literature review ensued and found many items included in this systematic review. Studies included randomized trials and quasi-experimental trials. Two of the studies found patients in the intervention groups with nursing management had fewer hospitalizations than those in the control group. The authors conclude the importance of nursing managed care for follow-up, medication readjustment and symptom management. This article also supports the need for team assessment and collaborative efforts. Advanced practice nurses also were shown as a needed adjunct in creating a cost-effective alternative when

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