This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Congestive Cardiac Failure (Ccf) Essay

1711 words - 7 pages

The aim of this scenario-based assignment is to discuss the therapeutic intervention in the care of a patient with Congestive Cardiac Failure (CCF). A brief summary of the patient’s medical history will be given while discussing one specific nursing problem in terms of heart rate/ rhythm. Also, an overview of aetiology will be given as well as pathophysiology in order to explain the rationale for treatment and monitoring. Relevant research relating to the literature will be utilised throughout in order to critically analyse the care provided for the patient and determine if the patient received evidence based up-to-date care. In accordance with the statement from the Nursing and Midwifery Council (2008) code of conduct regarding patient confidentiality, no personal details of the patient involved will be disclosed. Therefore, the patient will be identified as Mrs S.
Mrs S. is an 88 years old female patient who lives on her own, and was admitted into a rehabilitation ward following a hip operation due to a fall at home. She has a past medical history of Congestive Cardiac Failure (CCF), diverticulitis, and asthma. Also, Mrs S presented with rapid weight loss, palpitation, feeling tired, peripheral oedema, fatigue, difficulty breathing when lying flat in the bed, waking up at night with shortness of breath and anxiety. In addition to all that she had a pressure sore in her bottom that was not broken. In order to have good holistic care of Mrs S, the nursing process was used as identified by Sibson. Sibson (2010) identifies four key steps to the nursing process, which are assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation; which are important for ensuring a quality standard of nursing care.
Malik et al (2004) referred to reflection in practice or on practice as an essential to bring about positive change in care delivery. Reflecting on Mrs S’s care needs all of the following observation are important: temperature, heart rate, respiration, blood pressure, urinalysis, drug administration, electrocardiogram, weighing, and care of pressure area; however for the purpose of this assignment heart rate/rhythm will be discussed.
Firstly, the normal mechanism the heart rate operates when the heart muscular wall contracts to push the blood out and around the body, and then relaxes to load the heart with blood again. According to Crumbie (2007) the pressure in the heart drives the blood through the circulatory system and the electric recoil of the large arteries increases to some extent. An uninterrupted sequence of alternate myocardial tightening and relaxing occurs regularly on an average of 60 to 70 times per minute pumping the blood through the body. Each ventricular tightening expels a volume of blood into the aorta, producing a rise in the blood pressure which causes an enlargement of the artery. The elastic recoil of the aorta during ventricular diastole pushes the blood into the next allocation of the artery which expands and then recoils....

Find Another Essay On Congestive Cardiac Failure (CCF)

Heart Failure - Case Study

2229 words - 9 pages Heart failure (HF), also known as congestive cardiac failure (CCF), is the inability of the heart to pump sufficiently to meet the body's oxygen demand. HF is highly associated with other cardiovascular diseases, and it is one of the major leading causes of death in Australia (Brown, Edwards, Seaton, & Buckley, 2015). This paper will examine CCF based on the case study of M.G, 76 year old female, who is admitted to hospital with dyspnoea

Congestive Heart Failure Essay

3813 words - 15 pages generate an adequate cardiac output such that there is inadequate perfusion of tissues, and/or increased diastolic filling pressure of the left ventricle, such that pulmonary capillary pressures are increased" (Brashers, 2002, p.53).Congestive heart failure is actually a complication of other cardiovascular conditions rather than a disease in itself. It is associated with numerous types of heart disease, particularly with coronary artery disease and

A Quality life: Living With Congestive Heart Failure

1070 words - 5 pages A Quality life: Living With Congestive Heart Failure In heart failure, the heart is unable to pump effectively resulting in inadequate cardiac output to meet body’s demands. When this happens, the weakened heart is unable to maintain sufficient blood flow to the kidneys. With reduced blood flow, the kidneys are unable to filter out fluid to the urine and the resulting fluid builds up into the liver, legs, and lungs causing congestion. This

Discharge Planning: Patients with Haemodialysis

1832 words - 7 pages transferred and then discharged back into the care of the renal unit at a later date. This is when the renal staff have to be involved in the discharge planning for the patient as he is a regular service user with the renal unit. Lewis is a 76-year-old man that has been on dialysis for just over one year and also suffers from a congestive cardiac failure (CCF). The scenario was one that did not go as smoothly as normal because of the two different needs

Pharmacology: A Case Study In Polypharmacy

2436 words - 10 pages hypokalemia (for example fatigue, muscle weakness and cramps). Give P.O. and I.M. preparations in a.m. to prevent nocturnia.Applications to case studyIt is likely that frusemide is being given to Mrs A as diuretic therapy to treat fluid retention typically associated with Congestive Cardiac Failure. Mrs A's dose of 40 mg daily in the morning is a standard initial dose however it should be adjusted according to response. Morning dose is correctly

the movement of cardiac rehabilitation into your home

1612 words - 7 pages benefits of CR, it continues to remain underutilized. According to the American Heart Association (2013), “only 14% to 35% of eligible heart attack survivors and 31% of patients after coronary bypass surgery participate in a cardiac rehab program.” Even though, beginning of 2006, Medicare provides reimbursement for all recommended conditions, except for congestive heart failure, the utilization rate for eligible Medicare beneficiaries is even lower

Cardivascular Disease - Phoenix College HCA 240 - Research Paper

267 words - 2 pages Women are ten times more likely to die from Heart Disease than men. Depending on what type of heart disease one has may determine the type of symptoms they may have which may differ between men and women. There are several causes of heart disease , coronary artery disease, stroke, high blood pressure, and congestive heart failure are a few. In some cases the heart does not pump adequate amounts of blood to the arteries. Symptoms or signals that

heart failure

1828 words - 7 pages Case Study Question 1 : Congestive Cardiac Failure1. Outline the causes, incidence and risk factors of the identified disease and how it can impact on the patient and family.What causes heart failure is conditions which damage or excessively work heart muscle, which can result in congestive heart failure (McCance at al. 2010). As the heart weakens over time, it cannot properly perform its jobs such as filling with and pumping blood. Hence, heart

Case Study: Congestive Heart Failure

613 words - 2 pages Diagnosis: The patient seems to be suffering from Dilated Congestive Cardiomyopathy (DCM), or in simple terms, congestive heart failure; specifically ventricular failure.Justification for Diagnosis: The patient said he had been suffering of acute dyspnea which would be caused by the lungs filling with fluid since the heart isn't able to pump properly. Due to the patients hip replacement it is possible for him to have an infective agent even

Attenuation of insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome and hepatic oxidative stress by resveratrol in fructose-fed rats

592 words - 3 pages Diabetes mellitus comprises a group of metabolic disorders and most challenging health problems in the 21st century. Apart from the mortality associated with myocardial infarction, diabetic patients have almost twice the rate of mortality because of congestive heart failure than nondiabetic humans (Stone et al., 1989). Both hyperglycemia and insulin resistance can increase the risk of cardiovascular complications and defects specific to

A brief description of cardiac myxomas and the anesthetic implications for anestesia providers. Some of the formatting of this paper has been lost....the superscripts for references lost their format

1973 words - 8 pages confirmed by echocardiogram. A transesophageal echo is recommended because the practitioner can obtain better visualization and detail of the stalk and the tumor.7,18There is no known medical treatment for cardiac myxomas.7,17 Pharmacological agents are only used for symptoms of the tumor such as congestive heart failure or dysrhythmias.17 The only effective treatment is surgical excision.1,4,7,10,13,14 Some patients also need to have valve

Similar Essays

Clinical Reasoning Cycle Rmit Final Essay

2385 words - 10 pages Congestive cardiac failure (CCF) is a condition which occurs because cardiac output is below the physiological demands of the body. This results in an insufficient supply of blood and oxygen to the cardiac tissues(Brown, Edwards , & Lewis, 2013).Some common symptoms include shortness of breath, severe fatigue, swelling of ankles and feet, unusual weight gain and heart palpitations. The following essay will discuss the case study of M.G., a 76

Congestive Heart Failure Essay

1785 words - 8 pages as a cardiac stimulant. It was pretty effective in controlling the symptoms but it had no effect on the disease itself and death was very high at less than fifty percent of patients were expected to live for more than a few years after the symptoms got worse. If you are having multiple symptoms of Congestive Heart Failure call a doctor. First, the doctor will do bloodwork to make sure it’s not something else. Then, the doctor will ask a few

Congestive Heart Failure Essay

1844 words - 7 pages The aim of this scenario-based assignment is to discuss the therapeutic intervention in the care of a patient with Congestive Cardiac Failure (CCF). CCF is defined as a syndrome in which the heart fails to pump enough blood supply to meet the body’s metabolic requirements (Hangen and Galura, 2011). A brief summary of the patient’s medical history will be given while discussing one specific nursing problem in terms of heart/pulse rate. Also, an

Pathology Paper

1154 words - 5 pages . My patient has been diagnosed with Congestive Heart Disease with a secondary diagnosis of hypertension (Center for disease control and prevention, 2013). The body needs a certain amount of cardiac output to maintain its basic functions. In congestive heart failure the body needs more output than the heart can put out. To make up for the lack of cardiac output, the heart sends all of its output to the essential organs such as the brain and lungs