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Case StudiesAssignment Objectives: Identify and select appropriate interventions including diagnostic tests and nursing interventions. Analyze physiological and psychological responses to illness and treatment modalities


Purpose: Examine case studies related to cardiovascular disease and answer the assigned questions. This assignment should help refine your clinical/critical thinking skills.


Assignment Description: Answer the questions in the grading criteria related to each of the patients provided. Your answer must follow APA 6th edition format. Submit the answer in the assignment area of your course. These assignments are worth 60 points.


A 72 year old male patient is being seen for a hospital follow-up visit. He was discharged 1 week ago after a 3-day stay for an exacerbation of congestive heart failure. He has a history of CAD and dilated cardiomyopathy, with a left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) of 0.30 (30%). You note he has been hospitalized for the same problem 3 times in the last 8 weeks. While performing his history and physical, you learn he has not been taking his diuretic as directed because it makes him go to the bathroom all the time and it disrupts his sleep. He also is not taking the prescribed beta blocker because it makes him sleepy.


  1. Develop a Heart Failure Checklist that could be used in your practice to promote compliance with the evidence-based recommended treatment and management of Heart Failure.


  1. Suggested topics to include: 2013 Guidelines for the Management of Heart Failure, medications, interventions, counseling, patient education, recommended follow-up intervals, referral for other services that might be needed. You may add more topics as appropriate.


  1. Describe how compliance with the prescribed medical regimen might prevent exacerbations of heart failure and hospital admission/readmission.


Parameters: Mini Case Study Assignment Grading Criteria


Requirement Maximum Points Earned Points


Developed a Heart Failure Checklist to promote compliance with evidence-based treatment and management of Heart Failure. 20

Included recommended topics: 2013 Guidelines for Management of Heart Failure, medications, interventions, counseling, patient education, follow up, referrals. Other topics as appropriate. 10

Described how compliance with prescribed regimen might prevent heart failure exacerbations and hospital admission/readmission. 10

Used APA 6th edition style guidelines consistently and accurately. Submitted on time. 7

Used correct spelling and grammar 3

Total 50

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