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Heart Failure: Addressing Barriers to Self-Management in Patients

presented by Virginia Bowen, DPT, COS-C

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Financial: Virginia Bowen receives compensation from MedBridge for the production of this course. She has no other relevant financial relationships.

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Video Runtime: 25 Minutes; Learning Assessment: 37 Minutes

Heart failure patients have difficulty managing their disease due to personal barriers, such as lack of knowledge and inadequate support systems. This includes both social support and healthcare inadequacies, such as lack of access to providers and comprehensible materials. The inability to successfully self-manage the disease leads to rehospitalizations, financial burdens, caregiver burnout, and poor quality of life. This course will describe common barriers experienced by heart failure patients and provide cllinicians with assessment techniques and interventions to address patient needs and promote independent self-care.

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Virginia Bowen, DPT, COS-C

Virginia Bowen is a clinical and evidence-based practice educator and DPT with more than 20 years of physical therapy and education experience. She is passionate about creating engaging and relevant programs that support clinicians reaching their highest potential in both personal and professional positions. In Virginia's current role as a rehab education coordinator, she provides…

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1. Personal Self-Care Barriers That Limit Self-Management of Heart Failure

Heart failure patients demonstrate a lack of knowledge about successfully managing their disease. This chapter will reveal what information is lacking, why it’s missing, and ways patients ineffectively compensate, leading to a downward spiral to rehospitalizations. It will also provide methods to change the trajectory and promote independence.

2. Disease-Specific Barriers That Limit Self-Management of Heart Failure

Heart failure is not an isolated disease but one that has multiple causes and is coupled with other diseases. This medical complexity leads to multiple providers, medications, and symptoms, leaving the patient confused and overwhelmed. This chapter will discuss specific medical factors and provide a method to aid the patient in self-managing these barriers.

3. Inefficient Support System Barriers That Limit Self-Management of Heart Failure

With the burdens of daily life and caring for an ill family member, caregivers can be overwhelmed with all the responsibilities. When adding the inadequacies of healthcare due to shortages and lack of good teaching skills, patients lack the support needed to be successful. This chapter will provide reasons for and interventions to address the social support and healthcare barriers.

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