June 2008, Volume 38 Number 6 , p 26 - 26 [FREE]



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Do you routinely provide patients with heart failure written discharge instructions about weight monitoring and what to do if symptoms worsen?


A key component of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's 5 Million Lives Campaign is delivering reliable, evidence-based care for patients with heart failure. This includes discharge instructions on activity level, diet, medications, follow-up appointments, and weight monitoring, as well as what to do if symptoms worsen.


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