The purpose of this assessment is to enable students to:
- Explain in a visual format (concept map) the causes, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, diagnostic procedures, management, course, prognosis, and prevention ofsystolic heart failure(Learning outcomes 1 and 5).
- Explain the underlying pathophysiology of the clinical manifestations of an acute exacerbation of chronic systolic heart failure (Learning outcomes 1 and 5).
- Discuss nursing strategies and evidence-based rationales to manage a patient with an acute exacerbation of chronic systolic heart failure – acute pulmonary oedema (Learning outcomes 2, 4 and 5).
- Describe the nursing role and responsibilities in the use of pharmacological interventions related to an acute exacerbation of chronic systolic heart failure (Learning outcomes 3 and 5).
You are to develop a concept map for the topic systolic heart failure and answer three questions related to an acute exacerbation systolic heart failure. References are to include six (6) recent, relevant references including journal articles, textbook material and evidence-based resources.