Erica Bailey

Publication Date

Spring 2016


Heart failure (HF) occurs when the heart muscle is damaged or weakened and its ability to pump blood effectively is impaired. There is no cure for HF, so treatment is focused on medication and lifestyles changes that can help manage symptoms, improve a patient’s quality of life and functional status, and prevent complications. Nurses care for HF patients across the care continuum, but they can have the greatest impact on patient outcomes by ensuring patients have the education and tools they need to care for themselves at home. Thus, the focus of this scholarly project was to teach undergraduate nursing students to apply teach back strategies in educating a patient about HF self management.


Heart failure; Nursing--Study and teaching; Patient education; Quality of life

Publication Information

NRS 591: Nursing Education in the Academic Environment Practicum, Scholarly Project, Scholarly Project.

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Document Type

Master's Project

Included in

Nursing Commons