Heart Failure - Piña, Madigan 9781935395508

Heart Failure Strategies to Improve Outcomes
Heart Failure Strategies to Improve Outcomes

Heart Failure - Piña, Madigan 9781935395508

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Heart Failure: Strategies to Improve Outcomes

Cardiovascular Team Approach Series, Volume 1

Volume Editors: Ileana L. Piña; Elizabeth A. Madigan

Product Details:
Published March 2013
ISBN: 9781935395508
Trim size: 5 x 8 inches
144 pages
Format: Paperback; eBook


Heart Failure: Strategies to Improve Outcomes, the first volume in the Cardiovascular Team Approach Series, presents the true integrated care approach to the common syndrome of heart failure. The authors, including advanced practice nurses, physicians, a pharmacist, a social worker, and a dietitian, are professionals who actively practice and care for heart failure patients in the team environment. 

Cardiovascular Team Approach Series focuses on the interprofessional team approach for the management and prevention of cardiovascular disease.

  • Highlights the complementary roles of the physician/nurse team as well as the contributions of other disciplines.
  • Provides an international and global perspective on the management of cardiovascular disorders

Volume Editors:

Ileana L. Pina, MD, MPH, FACC, FAHA
Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Care, Bronx, New York

Elizabeth A. Madigan, PhD, RN, FAAN 
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio

Series Editors-In-Chief:

Joseph S. Alpert, MD, FAHA, FACC, MACP, FESC
Lynne T. Braun, PhD, CNP, FAHA, FAAN
Barbara J. Fletcher, RN, MN, FAHA, FAAN
Gerald Fletcher, MD, FAHA 

Table Of Contents:

The Integrated Team Approach to the Care of the Patient with Cardiovascular Disease

Section I: The Syndrome of Heart Failure

Chapter 1, The Basics
Ileana L. Pina and Elizabeth A. Madigan

  • Epidemiology
  • Causes, Natural History, and Prognosis
  • Pathophysiology
  • Taking Patient History
  • Laboratory Testing
  • Therapeutic Options
  • Nutritional Assessment in Heart Failure Patients
  • Special Considerations for Subgroups
  • Follow-up Procedures

Section II: Multidisciplinary Collaborative Care Model for Patients with Heart Failure

Chapter 2, The Nurse's Role in Caring for Patients with Heart Failure
Nancy Altice

  • Licensed Independent Providers
  • Patient and Family Assessment
  • Team Coordinator
  • Patient Education Processes and Materials
  • Self-care
  • Group Support
  • Transitions
  • Follow-up Appointments and Patient-initiated Communications
  • Palliative/End-of-life Care
  • Coordination with Post-Acute Care Settings
  • Conclusion

Chapter 3, The Pharmacist's Role in Caring for Patients with Heart Failure
Angela Cheng-Lai

  • Impact of Pharmacist Interventions on Heart Failure Patients
  • Heart Failure Patient Care Initiative: The Pharmacist's Role
  • Initial Patient Education Session Conducted by Pharmacists
  • Follow-up Telephone Interviews
  • Summary

Chapter 4 The Nutritionist's Role in Caring for Patients with Heart Failure
Miriam Pappo

  • Role of the Cardiac Dietitian
  • Nutrition Education
  • Research Findings Supporting Outcomes and Effectiveness
  • Summary

Chapter 5, The Physician's Role in Caring for Patients with Heart Failure
Snehal Patel

  • Pharmacotherapy and Device Protocols
  • Patient Triage
  • Consultation with Advanced Practice Providers
  • Continuity During Transitions of Care

Chapter 6 The Social Worker's Role in Caring for Patients with Heart Failure
Xiomara Tolentino

  • Role of the Social Worker in Patient Discharge
  • Linking Patients to Outside Services
  • Collaboration with Other Members of the Team
  • Summary

Section III: Case Studies
Case Study #1 
Case Study #2 

Doody's Review Service:

Paul Rogers,  MD, PhD  (Ochsner Clinic Foundation)

This guide describes the team approach to the care of heart failure patients. The editors are well published in the field, including numerous primary articles on improving outcomes for patients with heart failure.

It is designed to introduce physicians to a multidisciplinary method of caring for heart failure patients.

This book has a broad audience -- students, advanced practice clinicians, physicians in training, practicing clinicians, social workers, nurses, and dietitians caring for these patients.

After a brief overview of heart failure concepts, the book expands into specific detail about the role of each team member and his/her importance in delivering effective integrated care to the heart failure patient. The strength of this book is in the clear way each member's role is described and his/her individual importance to the patient is detailed, with the evidence behind the role in effecting better care and outcomes provided in references at the end of each chapter. Each team member's scope of practice is clearly delineated, including nurses, physicians, pharmacists, and social workers. The book also discusses real-world integrated multidisciplinary clinical models, including Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans, Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, and Massachusetts General Hospital, to emphasize how individual group practices have successfully instituted this method of patient care. Lastly, two case studies provide examples that highlight the effectiveness of this approach when applied to individual patients.

This well-written and well-organized book emphasizes the importance of establishing a multidisciplinary, team-based approach to caring for heart failure patients using supporting evidence from peer-reviewed publications. This book is unique in emphasizing how a team-based approach can improve outcomes for these complex patients, making it an ideal guidebook for any caregivers wanting to provide more effective long-term care for their patients with heart failure.