Successful management of heart failure requires an active partnership between the patient and health care providers. This can be facilitated through a focused patient education plan that begins in acute care and has continuity into the community. Elements of the education plan involve both teaching content areas and self-management behaviors. Clinical pathways for heart failure incorporate leaching and educational strategies to guide the work of the multidisciplinary team, and the advanced practice nurse has tremendous potential in facilitating improved patient outcomes
Heart Failure| May 01 1998
Heart Failure: Strategies to Enhance Patient Self-Management
Sandra B. Dunbar, FN, DSN, FAAN;
*From the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.
Reprint requests to Sandra B. Dunbar, RN, DSN, FAAN, Professor, Emory University, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, 531 Asbury Circle, NE, Atlanta, GA 30322.
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Laura H. Jacobson, RN, MSN, CCRN;
AACN Adv Crit Care (1998) 9 (2): 244–256.
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Sandra B. Dunbar, Laura H. Jacobson, Christi Deaton; Heart Failure: Strategies to Enhance Patient Self-Management. AACN Adv Crit Care 1 May 1998; 9 (2): 244–256. doi:
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