NR 340 Week 3 Case Study: Heart Failure Critical Care Nursing

  1. Discuss the pathophysiology of HF
  2. Discuss the various classifications of HF
  3. Discuss Mr. Duke’s signs and symptoms that were consistent with HF
  4. Describe Mr. Duke’s predisposing risk factor for HF
  5. List nursing diagnoses appropriate for Mr. Duke’s care
  6. Briefly define the following terms: cardiac output (CO), cardiac index (CI), central venous pressure (CVP), preload, afterload, pulmonary artery pressure (PAP), and pulmonary artery occlusive pressure (PAOP).
  7. Describe the benefits of using a pulmonary artery catheter during HF.
  8. Briefly describe the pathophysiology of pulmonary edema.
  9. List pharmacological agents used in care and the importance
  10. Discuss long term management of a patient with heart failure.
  11. Discuss new drug therapies for HF on the horizon

NR 340 Week 3 Case Study: Heart Failure Critical Care Nursing

  1. Discuss the pathophysiology of HF
  2. Discuss the various classifications of HF
  3. Discuss Mr. Duke’s signs and symptoms that were consistent with HF
  4. Describe Mr. Duke’s predisposing risk factor for HF
  5. List nursing diagnoses appropriate for Mr. Duke’s care
  6. Briefly define the following terms: cardiac output (CO), cardiac index (CI), central venous pressure (CVP), preload, afterload, pulmonary artery pressure (PAP), and pulmonary artery occlusive pressure (PAOP).
  7. Describe the benefits of using a pulmonary artery catheter during HF.
  8. Briefly describe the pathophysiology of pulmonary edema.
  9. List pharmacological agents used in care and the importance
  10. Discuss long term management of a patient with heart failure.
  11. Discuss new drug therapies for HF on the horizon

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