The Heart Failure Nurse cares for patients and their family or carers who have been diagnosed with Heart Failure. Clinical staff and GP's can also request information from this service.
What does the service provide?
When you have been given a diagnosis of Heart Failure, you will be referred to the Heart Failure Nursing Service when you are either in hospital or invited to Heart Failure Nurse Clinic. You will receive an individually tailored programme which will include:
- Advice and education to ensure you and your family or carers understand your Heart Failure Diagnosis.
- Advice on how to manage and monitor your condition and who to contact if you have a concern.
- Healthy lifestyle advice.
- Explanation of the benefits and side effects of your medications and any further treatment planned.
- Increasing or decreasing your Heart Failure medication depending on how you feel.
- A full clinical Nursing assessment and blood tests when necessary.
- Individualised exercise programme at George Eliot Hospital and in the Community, if appropriate.
- Monthly education sessions at Mary Ann Evans Hospice.
- Each patient will be offered a Heart Failure information pack, including a Heart Failure Passport to record health progress.