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Practice patterns of heart failure nurses.
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PMID:  22425259     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE: Little is known about the practice patterns of nurses who work in the specialty of heart failure (HF). This specialty includes inpatient and outpatient sites for practice that incorporate intensive care to rehabilitation. The purpose of this study was to describe the current practice of nurses who are members of the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses (AAHFN). METHODS: A convenience sample of nurses attending the 2010 Annual Meeting of AAHFN was surveyed to determine current practice patterns. RESULTS: The mean age of the nurses completing the survey was 48 years (standard deviation [SD] +10), and the majority were white (85%) and female (98%). Approximately half (48%) completed a Master's degree. The mean time worked as a nurse was 23 years (SD +10), with a mean of 11 years (SD +8.2) caring for patients with HF. Both HF education and physical assessment were reported to be provided frequently. CONCLUSION: This survey provides insight into the practice patterns of HF nurses. Continued monitoring of this role is warranted and can serve to assist the AAHFN in advancing HF knowledge and skills.
Marilyn A Prasun; Jesse Casida; Jill Howie-Esquivel; Bunny Pozehl; Beth Fahlberg; Cindy Johnson; Juliet Mock; Jill Quinn; Karen Yehle; Linda Baas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-3-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Heart & lung : the journal of critical care     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1527-3288     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-3-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0330057     Medline TA:  Heart Lung     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
School of Nursing, Millikin University, Decatur, Illinois.
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