Write a 3-4 page evidence-based health care delivery plan for one component of a heart failure clinic.
Deliverable: Develop an evidence-based plan for health care delivery.
The hospital where you work has an issue with increased readmissions within 30 days of discharge. After examining the core measures, it was found that heart failure was the most common core measure disease process experiencing the highest rate of readmissions. The leadership team has given your team the charge of developing a nurse-run outpatient heart failure clinic. The purpose of this clinic is to ensure that discharge education is presented to the patient in an orderly, consistent manner and complies with evidence-based practice protocols. Since these patients may be discharged from a variety of areas in the facility, having the heart failure clinic staff take ownership of the process will improve both consistency and compliance. There are cardiologists that interact with the staff and patients, but the day-to-day operations of the clinic are designed and supported by the nurses as they interact with appropriate members of the other health care team disciplines promoting the best care for the heart failure patients.
As a member of the nurse team, you have been asked to develop one component of the clinic.
The hospital leadership established these objectives for the clinic services:
The overall goals for the heart failure clinic are to:
The leadership team has asked you to provide them with an evidence-based plan for one of the components of the clinic. You may use any combination of documents (for example, a spreadsheet or a table) in addition to explanatory information to convey information clearly and succinctly.
Develop one: an Orientation Course Plan, a Discharge Education Plan, or a Care Coordination Plan.
An Orientation Course Plan:
A Discharge Education Plan:
Care Coordination Plan: