Improving Outcomes in Chronic Heart Failure: A practical guide to specialist nurse intervention

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Heart failure is a condition that often results in chronic tiredness and shortness of breath. It also requires complex nursing and medical treatment, especially after a hospital admission, which is all too frequent for persons with heart failure.

This book describes and discusses the latest research concerning the benefits of having specially trained nurses manage the care of patients with heart failure after they have been discharged from hospital to their own home. Leading nurses and doctors from around the world discuss their experiences with this type of innovative and effective care program.

Building upon these experiences, the book also contains a practical guide to developing this type of care program into a fully functional service that provides quality care to those patients admitted to hospital with heart failure.

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Since publication of the first edition of this outstandingly successful book, the knowledge and practice of nurse intervention in chronic heart failure outcomes has expanded considerably, with programmes being set up in many centres.

This second edition changes the emphasis from reviewing the research to guidance on implementation, making the book an ever more useful tool for practitioners managing CHF patients. Using the Glasgow group's experience, the comprehensive text covers:

The background: reviewing the costs; state of the art treatment of heart failure; specialist nurse intervention: the evidence.
The Glasgow experience: a blueprint for identifying and managing patients; assessing the patient with heart failure; optimising day to day management of patients; pharmacological treatment-a specialist nurse perspective
The future: new frontiers in specialist nurse management of CHF

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The editors Simon Stewart and Lynda Blue are internationally recognised as pioneers of this major advance in CHF patient care. They have invited leading authors to contribute chapters to this second edition, which will be an invaluable source of information for all specialist cardiac nurses, and other health care workers in CHF.

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