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Short Stay Management of Heart Filure
by W. Frank Peacock

Short Stay Management of Heart Failure gives practitioners a full understanding of the medical requirements, administrative processes, and regulatory issues involved in observation unit care of heart failure patients.

Features:

  • A practical guide to every phase of heart failure management in an observation unit - admission criteria, initial evaluation, treatment protocols, drugs that should and should not be used, discharge criteria, discharge plannin, and patient education in the emergency of department
  • Appendices containing treatment pathways and algorithms, sample orders, discharge information, reminder cards, and diet instructions
  • Discussions of performance measurement, staffing, and facilities requirements for observation unit heart failure management
  • Discussions about regulatory issues
  • A bound-in CD-ROM includes all apendices for quick and easy printing

Contents

  1. Heart Failure in the Observation Unit
  2. The Out-of-Hospital Management of Acute Heart Failure
  3. Observation Unit Admission Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria
  4. Acute Exacerbations of Heart Failure: Initial Evaluation and Management in the Acute Care Setting
  5. The Process and Economics of Heart Failure
  6. Observation Unit - Treatment Protocols
  7. Drugs that Should Not Be Used in the Observation Unit Management of Heart Failure: The Adverse Effects of Selected Drugs
  8. Performance Measurement, Staffing, and Facilities Requirements for Observation Unit Heart Failure Management
  9. Emergency Department and Observation Unit Discharge Criteria
  10. The Essentials of Patient Education in the Emergency Department
  11. Discharge Planning for Heart Failure in the Short Stay Unit
  12. Chronic Heart Failure Management: Drugs Recommended for Routine Use

Appendices

  • Treatment Pathways and Algorithms
  • Heart Failure Orders
  • Discharge Information
  • Reminder Cards
  • Diet Instructioins

Index

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Short Stay Management of Heart Failure
by W. Frank Peacock
2006 214 pages $54.95 + shipping
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