2012 CCU Competency. Heart Failure Module 1: Medical Management Issues. Heart failure is our disease specific focus area for 2012 competency. There will be 2 modules, each with a specific focus. Medical Management Issues Nursing Driven Care Quality Outcome Assessment.
Heart Failure Module 1:
Medical Management Issues
Systolic Dysfunction (Reduced EF) management areas where there is opportunity for improvement.
Diastolic Dysfunction (Preserved EF)
Quality Indicator: In 2011 evidence based beta blockers were only prescribed 84.7% of the time.More on Beta-Blockers
In HF patients with preserved LVEF (diastolic dysfunction) the focus is on managing the patient’s comorbid conditions. This means rate control in atrial fibrillation, treatment of hypertension, and diagnosis and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea.Note:
There are no clear evidence based guidelines for patients with preserved LVEF.
Another Important Opportunity for Improvement
To Complete this Module: Document the answers to the above patient questions in QUIA. Put the date, room number and initials of the patient you assessed.
Please include any examples of your input into rounding or collaborative discussion where you have identified potential candidates for ICD/CRT or sleep apnea testing.
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