6th World Nursing and Healthcare Conference
Carolinas Medical Center Charlotte NC, USA
Title: The role of the nurse navigator in the management of the heart failure patient
Biography: Kristin Monza
Today’s healthcare systems are constantly faced with challenges to transform healthcare delivery and provide quality and valued services for the heart failure patient population. These challenges require all members of the healthcare team, including patients, to collaborate and develop strategic processes that will redefine healthcare industry’s best practices. Implementing a multidimensional nurse navigator transition program is one approach to facilitating cross continuum of care for heart failure patients. Such program has been proven to significantly reduce 30-day all cause hospital readmissions, enhanced self-management skills, and improved follow-up compliance among the heart failure population. In addition to heart failure patients, this transitional care model can be used to address the needs of all patients with chronic conditions.