Patient Safety Tool: Congestive Heart Failure Discharge Guide

Jersey City, N.J.-based LibertyHealth, which operates Jersey City Medical Center, offers a free congestive heart failure discharge guide for patients in English and Spanish.

With help from the American Heart Association, JCMC created this education guide to prevent readmissions by helping congestive heart failure patients understand their condition and post-discharge instructions. The guide, "Living with Congestive Heart Failure: A Guide to a Healthy Heart," includes a weight chart and medication chart, among other tools, to help patients monitor their health post-discharge.

Download the English and Spanish versions of the heart failure discharge guide for use in your own facility.

Note: View our database providing more than 400 reports that link to free downloadable and adaptable tools for use in surgery centers, hospitals and other organizations by clicking here.

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