Preventing heart failure patients’ frequent re-hospitalization

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Preventing heart failure patients’ frequent re-hospitalization

Part 1

Submit a 2-3 page paper that explores the background of your issue. For this paper #1 you will be defining this issue or disease using the literature. It will end with the PICOT question. The parts of your paper should include:

• Introduction

• Definition

• Epidemiology

• Clinical Presentation

• Complications

• Diagnosis

• Conclusion with PICOT Question

? State your PICOT question. 

? Indicate in parentheses after each segment, what part of PICOT the preceding words represent. For example: In patients recently discharged from the hospital following care for heart failure (P), do hand-off calls by the nurse to the primary care provider using the SBAR format (situation, background, assessment, recommendation) (I) compared to no calls (C) decrease readmission rates (O) over a one year period (T).

PICO Question: In adult patients with heart failure living in the United States of America, will their enrollment in heart failure clinics decrease their incidence of hospital readmissions?

P: Population/patient = Patients with heart failure living in the United States of America

I: Intervention/indicator = Frequent hospital re admissions in heart failure patients

C: Comparator/control = No treatment 

O: Outcome = Decrease the recurrence of hospital readmission related to exacerbation of heart failure by cultivating a partnership between patients and heart failure clinics

Part 2 (Put the final pieces together)

Students will submit a formal project proposal using APA format. The paper should include all topics below and while your paper will be in APA format an example to emulate is on page 248 of your Melynk text.

1. Introduction

2. The Spirit of Inquiry Ignited

3. The PICOT Question Formulated

4. Search Strategy Conducted

5. Critical Appraisal of the Evidence Performed

6. Evidence Integrated with Clinical Expertise and Patient Preferences to Inform a Decision and Practice Change Implemented

7. Outcome Evaluated

8. Project Dissemination

9. Conclusion

10. Submit EBP project with Implementation Plan and Evaluation Plan. 

Note EBP plan should resemble plan on page 248 of the Melnyx text.