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The comfort of home for chronic heart failure : a guide for caregivers

Author: Maria M Meyer; Paula Derr; Kay Kendall; Jennifer Reese
Publisher: Portland, Oregon : CareTrust Publications LLC, [2009]
Series: Comfort of home caregiver book series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maria M Meyer; Paula Derr; Kay Kendall; Jennifer Reese
ISBN: 9780978790332 0978790332
OCLC Number: 179787305
Description: xiii, 290 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Dear Caregiver viii --
Chapter 1 What Is Heart Failure? 3 --
Chapter 2 Heart Failure Risk Factors 15 --
Chapter 3 Assessing and Diagnosing Heart Failure 25 --
Chapter 4 Treatment of Heart Failure 37 --
Chapter 5 Is Home Care for You? 49 --
Chapter 6 Using the Health Care Team Effectively 69 --
Chapter 7 Getting In-Home Help 91 --
Chapter 8 Paying for Care 103 --
Chapter 9 Planning for End-of-Life Care 121 --
Part 2 Day by Day --
Chapter 10 Setting Up a Plan of Care 131 --
Chapter 11 How to Avoid Caregiver Burnout 141 --
Chapter 12 Activities of Daily Living 163 --
Chapter 13 Therapies 185 --
Chapter 14 Special Challenges 193 --
Chapter 15 Diet, Nutrition, and Exercise 209 --
Chapter 16 Emergencies 237 --
Chapter 17 Hospice Care 249 --
Chapter 18 Common Abbreviations 261 --
Chapter 19 Common Specialists 265 --
Caregiver Organizations 267.
Series Title: Comfort of home caregiver book series.
Responsibility: Maria M. Meyer and Paula Derr, RN ; with Kay Kendall, MSW, LISW and Jennifer Reese, RN, BSN.

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