hey! do you not have a chf booklet that you give your patients?
i work on telemetry & live and breathe chf
i would be more than happy to help you with information!! i just don't want to reiterate if you already have a book made. here's a few topics off the top of my head. i'll have to look at work the next time i'm there for the rest:
1. what is chf
a) echocardiogram & ejection fraction, chest xray, bnp
4. signs and symptoms
5. when to consult a doctor
6. treatment (diuretics, oxygen, ace-inhibitor, k+, beta blockers, etc)
8. prevention of exacerbation:
a) daily weights
b) fluid restriction
c) low sodium diet
e) no smoking
let me know if you need more information or want me to go into detail with those! i'll look at our information when i work next (monday). let me know if you have any other questions!!