Cardiac Care

  • Identify resident as heart failure via hospital diagnosis and history
  • Prevent CHF exacerbations
  • Enable resident to continue rehab while treating
  • Daily weights x 30 Days – CMP, BNP, then weekly CMP x 1 month
  • Daily oxygen saturations at rest and during therapy
  • Cardiology consult within one (1) week of admission or signs/symptoms of heart failure
  • Monitor for fluid restrictions
  • Dietary consult – NAS diet
  • Staff education for signs/symptoms and involvement in program
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