The Effect of Nurse Managers on Heart Failure Complications in a Minority Community

  1. [font=verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif][font=arial, verdana, helvetica, sans-serif][color=#009982]the summary below is from the full report titled "effects of nurse management on the quality of heart failure care in minority communities. a randomized trial." it is in the 15 august 2006 issue of annals of internal medicine (volume 145, pages 273-283). the authors are j.e. sisk, p.l. hebert, c.r. horowitz, m.a. mclaughlin, j.j. wang, and m.r. chassin.

    [font=verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif][font=arial, verdana, helvetica, sans-serif][font=arial, verdana, helvetica, sans-serif][font=arial, verdana, helvetica, sans-serif][color=#009982] what is the problem and what is known about it so far?
    heart failure occurs when the heart does not pump the blood strongly enough throughout the body. symptoms include difficulty breathing, decreased ability to exercise, and leg swelling. it is common in older adults and black people. people with heart failure often require treatment in the hospital. reasons for hospitalization include eating too much salt and taking drugs in doses that are too low and are ineffective, which may lead to worsening heart function. also, people with heart failure often do not realize when their symptoms worsen and when they should seek medical attention. older people, people with more severe heart failure, and those who cannot easily see a health care provider are at higher risk for hospitalization. treatment programs in which nurses help people manage their condition might prevent hospitalization for high-risk patients. the effect of such programs has been tested in few people in minority populations.
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    [font=arial, verdana, helvetica, sans-serif][color=#009982] why did the researchers do this particular study?
    to test the effect of nurse managers on the health of people with heart failure who were getting care from hospital clinics and practices in a minority community.

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    [font=arial, verdana, helvetica, sans-serif][color=#009982] who was studied?
    406 people with heart failure who received their health care from practices at the 4 hospitals in harlem, new york, new york. almost half of the people were african american, and one third were hispanic.



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  3. by   NRSKarenRN
    My homecare agency has CHF program....sent this to Senior Mgmt and marketing rep...

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