Advanced Pathophysiology for the APN
Dr. Butz & Dr. Chovan
Heart Failure, Congestion, Fluid Overload, Complications, Pathophysiology, Treatment
Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing
Background: Heart failure (HF) is the heart’s inability to maintain the blood flow needed by the body’s organs for perfusion. HF affects millions of adults worldwide annually and holds detrimental characteristics with its high hospitalization and mortality rates. As a result, healthcare systems spend exponentially more resources and money to take care of HF patients. An interactive poster is presented on HF to educate patients with HF, healthcare providers, and other related parties.
Methods: Research articles that focused on HF, including the following topics: pathophysiology, clinical signs and symptoms, treatment, complications, impact on healthcare, and etiology, were evaluated and used to create an informative and interactive poster. Databases including EBSCO and Pubmed were used to identify relevant research.
Conclusion: In addition to the poster, methods of treatment of HF were evaluated. It is conclusive that CHF can be prevented by the maintenance of lifestyle choices and modifications, and early recognition of symptoms/ worsening of symptoms with consecutive interventions helps minimize hospitalizations.
Keywords: heart failure, congestion, fluid overload, complications, pathophysiology, treatment
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Louden, Meredith, "Heart Failure" (2021). Nursing Student Class Projects (Formerly MSN). 469.