This program provides an overview of the management of patients with advanced heart disease in home care. The focus is on measures to promote a heart-healthy lifestyle, reduce risk factors for heart disease, effectively manage cardiovascular medications, control the extensive symptom burden, reduce acute care hospitalizations, and improve quality of life.
Identify components of a heart healthy diet.
List four key teaching tips used to help patients managed their fluid and electrolyte balance.
Identify the four classes of medication used to treat advanced heart disease.
Determine which common side effect is likely related to which class of medication.