Learning self-care after left ventricular assist device implantation
2014 (English)In: Current Heart Failure Reports, ISSN 1546-9530, Vol. 11, no 3, 290-298 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The number of heart failure (HF) patients living with a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) as destination therapy is increasing. Successful long-term LVAD support includes a high degree of self-care by the patient and their caregiver, and also requires long-term support from a multidisciplinary team. All three components of self-care deserve special attention once an HF patient receives an LVAD, including activities regarding self-care maintenance (activities related both to the device and lifestyle), self-care monitoring (e.g., monitoring for complications or distress), and self-care management (e.g., handling alarms or coping with living with the device). For patients to perform optimal self-care once they are discharged, they need optimal education that focuses on knowledge and skills through a collaborative, adult learning approach.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2014. Vol. 11, no 3, 290-298 p.
Education; Heart failure; Left ventricular assist device; Maintenance; Management; Monitoring; Self-care
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-111211DOI: 10.1007/s11897-014-0201-0PubMedID: 24831883ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84906065019OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-111211DiVA: diva2:754641