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Nurses as educators in the comprehensive heart failure care programme-Are we ready for it?

Authors
  • Krówczyńska, Dorota1
  • Jankowska-Polańska, Beata2
  • 1 The Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński Institute of Cardiology Warsaw Poland. , (Poland)
  • 2 Department of Clinical Nursing Faculty of Health Sciences Wroclaw Medical University Wroclaw Poland. , (Poland)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Nursing open
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2020
Volume
7
Issue
5
Pages
1354–1366
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1002/nop2.507
PMID: 32802356
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

To assess education frequency and nurses' comfort when educating patients hospitalized in different hospital units to prepare them for self-care. A cross-sectional survey. The study included nurses working in units where HF patients were hospitalized. The average score for comfort of education was 5.43 (between "slightly comfortable" and "very comfortable"). The most comfortable topics were "Daily weight monitoring" (5.81 ± 1.25), "Signs/symptoms of worsening condition" (5.77 ± 1.19) and "Fluid restriction" (5.76 ± 1.23). The respondents felt least comfortable when teaching about "Medications" (5.06 ± 1.35) and "Low-sodium diet" (5.31 ± 1.42). The mean score obtained for education frequency was 5.21 (SD 2.51). The nurses most frequently educated their patients on such topics as "Daily weight monitoring" (5.82), "Signs/symptoms of worsening condition" (5.9) and "Fluid restriction" (5.92). Polish nurses are not ready to perform comprehensive HF care tasks without preparation. © 2020 The Authors. Nursing Open published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

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