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Living with Heart Failure Module 1: Identifying the Problem

Posted on March 28, 2016

 In Living with Heart Failure Module 1: Identifying the Problem, Beverly Tuomala, BSN, RN, CHFN, Heart Failure Nurse answers these questions and more: 

  • What is heart failure?
  • What causes heart failure?
  • How is heart failure diagnosed?
  • What does heart failure look like?
  • What can be done to improve the transition of care?

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Living with Heart Failure Module 2: Medications and Therapies

Posted on March 26, 2016

In Living with Heart Failure Module 2: Medications and Therapies, Beverly Tuomala, BSN, RN, CHFN, Heart Failure Nurse will help you to understand the complex medications used to treat heart failure as well as various therapies available to those living with heart failure.

  • Diuretics
  • Potassium
  • Ace-Inhibitors/ARB's
  • Beta Blockers
  • Digoxin
  • IV Medications
  • Pacemakers/Defibrilators
  • VAD

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Living with Heart Failure Module 3: Sodium/Fluid Restriction

Posted on March 26, 2016

 In Living with Heart Failure Module 3: Sodium/Fluid Restriction, Beverly Tuomala, BSN, RN, CHFN, Heart Failure Nurse explains why sodium and fluid restriction is so important to those suffering from heart failure. She will also answer the following questions and more.

  • What is the recommended sodium it a good recomment causes heart failure?
  • What is the correlation between the kidneys and heart failure?
  • What foods are considered to be "low sodium" or "sodium safe" foods? 
  • What should you order when eating out on a sodium restricted diet?
  • Why is education so important for someone on a sodium restricted diet?

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Living with Heart Failure Module 4: Putting It All Together

Posted on March 24, 2016

 In Living with Heart Failure Module 4: Putting It All Together, Beverly Tuomala, BSN, RN, CHFN, Heart Failure Nurse recaps the other three modules: Identifying the Problem, Medications and Therapies, Sodium/Fluid Restrictions and gives you practical ways to improve compliance when living with heart failure. Including: 

  • The Importance of Written Schedules and Weighing Daily
  • Medication Tips 
  • Practical Ways to Reduce Demands on the Heart 
  • Balancing Exercise and Rest: How do you know if you are doing too much or too little?

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