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1 EFFECT OF PERIODIC STAFF EDUCATION ON PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT IN ASSESSMENT AND EDUCATION OF HEART FAILURE PATIENTS

Dheeraj Khurana1 , Nina Kukar1, Nora Gashi1, Jennifer Chen1, Ofer Sagiv1, Aditya Mangla1, Sasha Vukelic1, Deepinder Osahan1, Kyle Gibson1, Adam Bierzynski1, Jennifer Sillar1, Georgia Panagopoulos1, Frank Messineo1, Neil L. Coplan1. 1Cardiology, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY, United States.

Purpose of Study: To assess the effect of staff education on the performance of the assessment of daily weights, intake/output (I/O) measurements, and heart failure education in a population of patients admitted with heart failure.

Methods Used: We conducted a single center interventional study on patients with known heart failure who were admitted for a minimum of 24 hours in the hospital. We recorded documented weights, whether intake/output was measured, and the incidence of heart failure education (in the form of pamphlet distribution and/or verbal teaching, done by the nursing staff). The first set of data was considered to be the baseline (index), and subsequently there were 3 interventions of paramedical staff regarding the importance of daily measurements of I/Os and weights, and HF teaching; data was collected several months after each intervention. Finally, data was collected several months after the last data period to determine if there was a change without intervention (FOLLOW-UP).

Summary of Results: We found that there was a significant improvement in the measurements of daily I/Os and weights, and heart failure education following each intervention (Table 1: p value refers to comparison with the Index).

Conclusions: Periodic interventions with the paramedical staff in the form of emphasizing the importance of daily measurements of I/Os and weights, and HF teaching lead to better outcomes in patient assessment and patient education.

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2 FIVE YEARS MORTALITY PREDICTION PERFORMANCE AND OPTIMIZATION OF A NEWARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE MODEL FOR CARDIOVASCULAR RISK

Oana Sandu1 , Iulian Nastac2, Jaime …

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