Hospital discharge plan for patients with congestive heart failure

Maria Paula Andrietta, Rita Simone Lopes Moreira, Alba Lucia Bottura Leite de Barros
2011 Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem  
This integrative review investigates how nurses plan the hospital discharge of patients with Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) since an inadequate discharge plan and patients' subsequent non-adherence to instruction provided upon discharge are indicated as potential factors for re-hospitalization. A total of 24 papers were found in a search carried out in the LILACS and MEDLINE databases between 2004 and 2008, which given the inclusion criteria, were reduced to 14 papers. The papers were analyzed
more » ... pers were analyzed and categorized into 'Health Education', and 'Nursing Care'. The synthesis of results indicates that the discharge plan devised by nurses is based on two categories. The actions of nurses to promote health education can enable patients with CHF to improve self-care.
doi:10.1590/s0104-11692011000600023 pmid:22249681 fatcat:wvkffmo2kjbi5akzgmzc2worj4