Revising an Order Set to Standardize the Workflow for the Outpatient Intravenous Diuretic Therapy Clinic in the Cardiac Cath Lab Holding Area
School of Nursing
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Primary Subject Area
Health Sciences, General
diuretic, heart failure, outpatient, intravenous, patient satisfaction, communication
Rasnake, Mackenzie Trent, "Revising an Order Set to Standardize the Workflow for the Outpatient Intravenous Diuretic Therapy Clinic in the Cardiac Cath Lab Holding Area" (2022). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 3741.
Heart failure (HF) is the leading cause of hospital admissions and readmissions. This produces costly hospital bills and detrimental effects on healthcare systems (Babar et al., 2020). It has been shown that intravenous (IV) diuretic therapy in the outpatient setting will reduce HF-related hospital readmissions (Abougergi et al., 2021). Outpatient IV diuretic therapy clinics are crucial for this reason. Revising an order set for the outpatient IV diuretic therapy clinic in the Cardiac Cath Lab holding area will reduce patient length of stay, improve nurse-provider communication, and increase patient and nurse satisfaction. Utilizing the Secure Chat feature within the electronic health record (EHR) will improve nurse-provider communication while maintaining the patient’s privacy. These practice changes will preserve the importance of the outpatient IV diuretic therapy clinics, thus improving patient outcomes.
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