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Heart Failure Specialist Nurse Service

Heart Failure Specialist Nurse Service

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Heart Failure team

We are a team of four Heart Failure Nurse Specialists who manage and support patients with chronic heart failure (caused by left ventricular systolic dysfunction) and their carers and families in the community of Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven.

Our aim is to help patients achieve the best possible quality of life through all stages of this chronic life limiting illness, from diagnosis through to palliative care. We strive to ensure patients remain at home or their preferred place of care, to avoid hospital admission where possible.

The team have advanced clinical assessment skills to facilitate heart failure management, titrate, optimise and prescribe medications, educate, devise appropriate management plans and work alongside multi-disciplinary team members.

We are based at Airedale Hospital and manage a caseload of patients with chronic heart failure throughout Airedale, Wharfedale and  Craven.

We offer advanced clinical assessments, titration and optimisation of medications working in partnership with patients to devise individual self management plans in the home or clinic setting.

We offer education and support for patients, their carers and members of the multi-disciplinary team.