Optimizing Care Of Heart Failure Patients In Skilled Nursing Facilities


Heart Failure Management in Skilled Nursing Facilities

  • This statement provides guidance for the management of patients with heart failure who reside in skilled nursing facilities.
  • Heart Failure patients in skilled nursing facilities are typically older and sicker than their counterparts receiving care in a community setting.
  • These new guidelines address the unique issues facing these patients and provide recommendations for their medical management, nursing care, end-of-life issues, device management, exercise, and outcome measures for ensuring quality of care.
Read the full article in Circulation: Heart Failure
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Posted by Kelly Kozakowski on Apr 8, 2015 11:57 AM America/Chicago