2. Comprehensive Assessment and Management of Residents With HF
Signs and symptoms can change rapidly, and nursing staff must use critical thinking to safely manage residents with HF in the SNF. Common signs and symptoms of HF that place SNF residents at elevated risk for rehospitalization will be discussed in this chapter. An overview of evidence-based management of residents will include diagnostics, medications, and treatments. Physical examination skills will be reviewed. Specific roles of interdisciplinary team members in evidence-based HF management will be examined.