Establishing a Heart Failure Program. The Essential Guide. 3rd Edition

  • ID: 2222526
  • Book
  • 176 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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With the growth of independent heart failure clinics, practitioners and administrators alike are facing a host of new questions. In this unique reference. Dr. Michael McIvor draws on his personal exprience to help you:

Determine the staffing and physical facilities your program will need
Delineate management and day–to–day staff responsibilities
Assemble the financial projections that are critical to a fiscally sound program
State the goals, scope, and strategies and tactics of your program in a business plan
Identify clinical and financial benchmarks for measuring success
Construct telemanagement protocols that match your treatment style
Develop the treatment algorithms, drug protocols, and standing orders you will need
Position your program for success in your community

Establishing a Heart Failure Center: The Essential Guide will help you develop a program that will reduce hospitalizations, optimize medical therapy, and enhance patient quality of life.
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Acknowledgements.

Introduction.

1 Is a Heart Failure Program the Right Choice?.

2 A Formula for the Success of Your Heart Failure Program.

Section I Taking the First Steps Toward Building Your Heart Failure Program.

3 First Steps: A Business Plan for Your Heart Failure Program.

4 First Steps: Choosing Your Model of Care.

5 First Steps: A Global View of the Financial Projections for Your Heart Failure Program.

6 First Steps: A Heart Failure Program Pro Forma.

Section II Assembling the Pieces of Your Program.

7 Assembling the Pieces: The Managers of Your Program.

8 Assembling the Pieces: The Front Line Staff.

9 Assembling the Pieces: The Physical Facility.

Section III Day–to–Day Operations.

10 Baseline Assessments.

11 Heart Failure Clinic Follow Up Visits.

12 Medical Treatment Protocols.

13 Telemanagement Algorithms.

14 Advanced Therapies.

15 Positioning Your Heart Failure Program as a Center of Expertise.

About the Author.

Index

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Michael E. McIvor MD, FACC

Medical Director, St. Petersburg Heart Center

Medical Director, Foundation Research

Director, Heart Failure Program, Bay Pines VA Medical Center
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