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Heart failure Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) care for new and existing patients who are at risk of admission and provide timely intervention and close monitoring within the Heart Function clinic (OPD) or community setting.
Nurse-led Heart Function clinics in collaboration with cardiologists and senior cardiology registrars.
CNS provides clinical assessment, monitoring, education and titration of medications.
Long- term management planning in collaboration with GP's and community providers.
De novo or existing HF/PAH
Require education and reinforcement of self-management strategies and symptom recognition
Are at risk of repeat admissions for decompensated HF and are reasonably independent, without multiple co-morbidities
Are not on optimal medications
Complex HF histories and need regular review and adjustment of therapy and monitoring
May benefit from definitive therapies, ie: CRT, AICD, Transplant.
May benefit from oxygen supplementation
Clinical Nurse Specialists - Heart Failure Service Phone: Internal: 88303 or External: 64 (3) 364 0167 Fax: Internal: 80849 or External: 64 (3) 3640849 Pager: 5447
Julie Chirnside RN, MHSc (clinical)
Mobile: 027 290 0820