A multidisciplinary team in Cleveland Clinic’s cardiovascular cath lab has become much more efficient by examining workflow and implementing time-saving changes. An added bonus: Nurses are happier now, too.
Chest tube management in the first 24 hours of postoperative care is critical. Research by a Cleveland Clinic CNS and nurse manager considered nurse characteristics and patient factors that affect chest tube management.
Educating heart failure patients is important to managing lifestyle after hospital discharge. But are nurses comfortable providing self-care education? A published study by a Cleveland Clinic ACNO reveals telling results.
Symptoms of pericarditis often resemble other cardiac and pulmonary diseases. Accurate, evidence-based guidelines now exist to appropriately diagnose and stage pericarditis.
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Catheter ablation bested amiodarone for atrial fibrillation control in heart failure patients in a recent study. Here’s why a Cleveland Clinic electrophysiologist says it’s likely worth the risks in these patients.
Cleveland Clinic researchers find catheter ablation improves outcomes and quality of life in atrial fibrillation patients when performed sooner and may replace medications as a first-line treatment.
What do gut flora and the proliferation of percutaneous procedures have in common? They both figure into discoveries or changes from our list of 50 key developments in cardiovascular care over the past two decades.
Cleveland Clinic’s Dimensions in Cardiac Care 2014 conference attracted more than 400 nursing professionals interested in learning about the latest trends in cardiac care.
A nurse practitioner at Cleveland Clinic’s Medina Hospital coordinates care for patients at its Heart Failure Clinic. The holistic care she provides has contributed to extremely low readmission rates for her patients.