Transitioning from hospital to home: An evidence-based approach in heart failure patients
Donna G. Flynn, DNP, ACNS-BC, CCRN
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Heart Failure (HF) is a complex syndrome affecting millions of Americans and is considered to be a major public health threat. It is responsible for $33.2 billion dollars in healthcare spending annually. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will no longer reimburse hospitals for readmissions within 30 days of hospital discharge for a primary diagnosis of HF. Patients diagnosed with HF often receive care from multiple practitioners across multiple settings. Crucial information is frequently lost when patients transition from one care site to another. This evidence-based practice project examined the effect of an evidence-based bundle to provide a seamless transition from the hospital to homecare setting. Use of the transition bundle ensures consistency in information transfer, patient assessment, patient education, and accurate medication reconciliation. This project demonstrated decrease in 30-day readmission rates for HF patients from 37.5% to 30%.
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