Posts made in December, 2013

Reducing cardiovascular risk through a nurse-led email reminder program

Posted by on Dec 4, 2013 in Articles | 0 comments

Efficacy of a nurse-led email reminder program for cardiovascular prevention risk reduction in hypertensive patients: A randomized controlled trial. A Canadian nurse-led email reminder program to assist patients in managing their cardiovascular risk factors appeared to be effective in this RCT comprising 200 patients. Abstract BACKGROUND: Many strategies have been evaluated to improve the prevention and control of cardiovascular (CVD) risk factors. Nursing telephonic and tele-counseling individualized lifestyle educational programs have been found to improve blood pressure control and...

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Effective Interventions to Reduce Rehospitalizations

Posted by on Dec 3, 2013 in Articles | 0 comments

The person most likely to end up in hospital tomorrow is the one being discharged today. The IHI has a survey of the published evidence with regard to hospital readmissions and has also compiled a ‘Compendium of Promising Interventions’. They are available on this page. This survey of the published literature regarding the effective interventions to reduce avoidable rehospitalizations revealed that the current body of published interventions fall into four broad categories: enhanced care and support during transitions; improved patient education and self-management support; ...

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