Powerpoint Presentation, Nursing Your staff development PPT presentation will include the information from your written paper in 10-12 slides (including a

Powerpoint Presentation, Nursing Your staff development PPT presentation will include the information from your written paper in 10-12 slides (including a title and reference slide in APA format). Make sure to include speaker notes at the bottom of your slide to explain the content of your slide. 

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Picot Statement Project Paper


Description of the Clinical Problem

The clinical problem is congestive heart failure, a very serious and progressive condition that interferes with the heart’s pumping capacity. According to Beckerman (2020), congestive heart failure reduces the efficiency of the heart by causing a reduced movement of blood t through the heart and accelerating the heart’s pressure and thus the heart fails to pump sufficient nutrients and oxygen to meet the needs of the body. Several issues can lead to congestive heart failure such as heart attacks, coronary artery disease (CAD), cardiomyopathy, and other conditions such as thyroid and kidney and valve diseases, high blood pressure and diabetes. The disease can cause congestion in the lungs which causes difficulty in breathing, fluid retention which causes swelling of the legs, ankles and it may also lead to weight gain, and rapid or irregular heartbeats. Other symptoms may include fatigue and dizziness due to less blood to the vital body organs such as the brain.

Reason for Choosing this Topic

I chose this topic due to the severity of the condition and the fact that it affects the whole population. Research indicates that heart defects present during birth can also lead to heart failure thus reinforcing the idea that it can affect every member of the population. I also chose the topic to shed more light on the educational methods that can be implemented to reduce hospital readmissions for people with congestive heart failure.

PICOT Question

The PICOT question seeks to assess how a multidisciplinary education approach can lower the rate of hospital readmission in patients 65 years of age and older within 30 days of discharge with being compliant compare to being non-compliant. Research indicates that early follow ups immediately after discharge is an effective strategy in preventing congestive heart failure readmissions (Nair et al., 2020). Simple interventions such as patient education have previously decreased the rates of readmission by 50%. The education approach is a targeted intervention that can significantly reduce the burden on patients and society. This is mainly because heart failure readmissions exert a lot of pressure on patients, their families, and the healthcare economy. Therefore, the PICOT question seeks to emphasize the value of multidisciplinary education in improving patient care by reducing the rate of heart failure readmissions.

Possible Integration of the Evidence in Clinical Practice

The evidence from the findings affirms that patient education can promote a reduction in readmission of heart failure patients and thus the intervention can be integrated into clinical practice to improve patient outcomes and the burden on the healthcare. The findings also imply that when the education interventions are adopted in a well -structured manner, they can be used as medications to improve care for heart failure patients (Nair et al., 2020). The findings further revealed that, unlike younger patients, older patients have more advanced congestive heart failure since they tend to be more sedentary. As a result, more education interventions should be directed to older patients to help them improve the quality of their lives.

Methods to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Implementation

Clinicians can use teach-back strategies to be sure that patients understand discharge instructions and that they have the most appropriate health education. Through these, clinicians
can evaluate whether the patients demonstrate healthy behaviors that promote the reduction in the rates of congestive heart failure readmissions. Clinicians should also schedule post-discharge appointments immediately (Walker, 2017). Research indicates that this reduces 30-day readmission by 2.6% and thus it can be a great way of monitoring the effectiveness of implementing the education interventions.


Beckreman, J. (2020, August 22). Congestive Heart Failure and Heart Disease. Web MD. Retrieved from https://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/guide-heart-failure

Nair, R., Lak, H., Hasan, S., Gunasekaran, D., Babar, A., & Gopalakrishna, K. V. (2020). Reducing all-cause 30-day hospital readmissions for patients presenting with acute heart failure exacerbations: a quality improvement initiative. Cureus, 12(3). Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7186095/
Senni, M., & Redfield, M. M. (1997, May). Congestive heart failure in elderly patients. In Mayo Clinic Proceedings (Vol. 72, No. 5, pp. 453-460). Elsevier. Retrieved from https://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/s0025-6196(11)64866-0/fulltext
Walker, B. (2017, December 7). How to Prevent Hospital Readmissions for Congestive Heart Failure. Retrieved from https://insights.patientbond.com/blog/how-to-prevent-hospital-readmissions-for-congestive-heart-failure

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