Heart failure and weight gain monitoring.

  title={Heart failure and weight gain monitoring.},
  author={Mary Ellen Lesperance and Sue Ellen Bell and Naomi E. Ervin},
  journal={Lippincott's case management : managing the process of patient care},
  volume={10 6},
Heart failure is one of the most common diagnoses of the elderly in the United States. The nursing literature has demonstrated that nursing interventions aimed at effective discharge planning and appropriate self-care activities can improve outcomes for patients hospitalized with heart failure. The purpose of this research was to identify, through retrospective medical record review, the discharge instruction related to self-weight monitoring provided to a sample of heart failure patients. The… CONTINUE READING