The Heart Failure measure has 4 recommended treatments that must be achieved to be deemed successful.
Learn more about these steps and this quality measure by watching a brief video below from Baptist's Chief Medical Officer. The four steps are also outlined at the bottom of this page. To view the quality measures of our hospitals, click here.
|Heart Failure Process of Care Measures
|1. Percent of Heart Failure Patients Given Discharge Instructions
||The staff at the hospital should provide you with information to help you manage your heart failure symptoms when you are discharged.
|2. Percent of Heart Failure Patients Given an Evaluation of Left Ventricular Systolic (LVS) Function
||An evaluation of the LVS function checks how the left chamber of the heart is pumping.
|3. Percent of Heart Failure Patients Given ACE Inhibitor or ARB for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD)
||ACE (angiotensin converting enzyme) inhibitors and ARBs (angiotensin receptor blockers) are medicines used to treat heart attacks, heart failure, or a decreased function of the heart.
|4. Percent of Heart Failure Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling
||Smoking is linked to heart failure. Quitting may help prevent another heart failure.