First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Samantha AbbottFollow


Dr. Goncalves

Participation Type


College and Major available

Nursing BSN, Nursing RN-BSN


University Commons

Start Day/Time

4-24-2019 2:00 PM

End Day/Time

4-24-2019 5:00 PM


Apr 24th, 2:00 PM Apr 24th, 5:00 PM

Heart Failure Education on an Intermediate Care Unit to prevent readmission

University Commons

Presentation Type


Heart Failure Education to Prevent Readmission on an Intermediate Care Unit


Dr. Susan Goncalves


College of Nursing


Education is a key component to achieving quality patient outcomes for hospitalized CHF patients and avoidance of preventable hospital readmissions. The presentation titled “Heart Failure Education to Prevent Readmission on an Intermediate Care Unit” supports registered nurses discharge instructions educational efforts for CHF patients with the goal of decreasing 30 day readmission rates to the Intermediate Care Unit at Greenwich Hospital. Congestive heart failure is an extremely prevalent condition in the U.S., and its adequate management can be the difference between life and death for many patients (Guidi, Pollonini, Dacso, & Iadanza, 2015). Patient teaching is key to manage signs and symptoms, delay progression and avoid readmission. For this project a pamphlet was created which outlined how congestive heart failure was developed, lifestyle changes, and what symptoms indicate intervention from a healthcare provider is necessary. Additionally, it includes a personalized section where patients can review the best way to monitor their daily weights, medications, and upcoming medical appointments. Nurses are the primary healthcare providers with patients 24/7 and assume leading roles in patient education. Efforts to enhance and support the education provided to patients in the short time they are hospitalized will help to reduce Heart Failure readmissions.

College and Major Available

Nursing BSN