Curriculum for the heart failure nurse: an expert opinion of the Section of Nurses and Medical Technicians and the Heart Failure Section of the Polish Cardiac Society

Izabella Uchmanowicz, Magdalena Lisiak, Małgorzata Lelonek, Ewa A. Jankowska, Agnieszka Pawlak, Joanna Jaroch, Jolanta Kolasa, Piotr Hetman, Ewa Straburzyńska-Migaj, Krystyna Czapla, Jadwiga Nessler
2020 Kardiologia polska  
The high rates of mortality and morbidity of heart failure (HF) will increase significantly over the next 10 years due to an ageing population and will be the highest of all cardiovascular diseases. In order to meet the expectations for the rapidly progressing problem, which is the prevalence of HF and care of patients with this disease, an attempt was made to develop a curriculum for Heart Failure Nurses. The HF Nurse as a member of the therapeutic team has to play an active role in monitoring
more » ... role in monitoring of the physical and mental condition of the patient as well as coordinating hospital care and planning intervention after discharge from the hospital, plus involving the patient and/or family in self-care and effective cooperation and communication with the therapeutic team. The Curriculum dedicated to HF Nurses was created to complement the knowledge of HF and improving their educational skills. The proposed model of education, based on the guidelines of the European Society of Cardiology, led by trained educators, will grant the possibility to complete implementation of the principles of coordinated care and a proper assessment of the effectiveness of educational interventions for patients with heart failure.
doi:10.33963/kp.15405 pmid:32486627 fatcat:s5rgj2jkivakjd4f24z7nxfru4