Heart failure hospitalizations and rehospitalizations account for a large proportion of healthcare expense in the United States. guidelines suggest interprofessional team care can be effective in managing patients with HF and preventing readmissions. The primary objective of this systemic review was to examine the evidence for effectiveness of interprofessional care teams to reduce readmissions in patients with HF. Most of the studies showed reduction in readmission rates after implementation of interprofessional team intervention in HF care.
Learning Outcome: After completing this learning activity, the learner will be able to discuss the impact of interprofessional teams on heart failure readmissions.
Learning Engagement Activity: • List three care components identified in the evaluated studies that had a positive impact on hospitalization readmission rates for patients with heart failure. Review the article (under heading "Readmissions") for the identified strategies. • The article includes information on the limitations of the studies evaluated. List at least three limitations identified by the authors.
Contact hours available until 6/30/2020.
Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.
Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure: The author(s), editor, editorial board, content reviewers, and education director reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education article.
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Accreditation Statement: This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. and the Academy of Medical Surgical Nurses (AMSN).
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This article was reviewed and formatted for contact hour credit by Rosemarie Marmion, MSN, RN-BC, NE-BC, AMSN Education Director.
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6/30/18 11:18 pm
very interesting … my hospital has certain core measures that need to be followed and ultimately help to decrease readmissions with heart failure
Maria Cynthia Gabot
8/12/18 3:04 pm
8/17/18 3:51 am
It was informative and relevant.
2/10/19 10:14 am
It would have been more informative if more information was provided on specifics- such as what kind of edcuation was provided to patients (teach back). What is the cost to patients with all the follow up care needed to manage their HF. Great information with lack of detail.
10/7/19 11:23 am
At the facility where I currently work, we are following protocal much like that in Table 1 Pre and post pilot study focusing on pt education (teach back), follow up appts made for pt prior to discharging, follow up phone calls provided by and RN and we are trending our readmission rates.
3/9/20 2:05 pm
7/24/20 1:51 pm
My facility have implemented the core measures for CHF and it has help tremendously on admission and readmission of CHF pt