Department of Veteran's Affairs, West Los Angeles Medical Center - Pathways of Caring Program: Patient Workbook on Congestive Heart Failure
A patient/family education workbook designed to assist the patient coping with congestive heart failure. Part One - Understanding Heart Failure - answers questions such as: What is Heart Failure? The Symptoms of Heart Failure, Warning Signs, How is Heart Failure Treated? Other Lifestyle Issues and Heart Failure. Part Two describes the Pathways of Caring Program and includes team and patient responsibilities, questionnaires and surveys, medication and appointment sheets and a personal journal.
Educational Tools - Patient/Family Education
Veterans Affairs - The Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
Veterans Integrated Palliative (VIP) Program
11301 Wilshire Boulevard, 111-G
Los Angeles, CA 90073
Phone: (310) 268 - 3500
Fax: (310) 268 - 4272
M. Jillisa Steckart, Psy.D.
How the grantee used this instrument:
These workbooks were given to patients accepted into the Pathways for Caring Program and served as an information source and record keeping tool.
family information, patient information, training, agreement to participate, program description, surveys, services offered, services provided, diet, veterans, care coordination, care planning, quality of life, emotional well-being
To use this tool:
You may print and copy this tool for your own use from this site. Please credit source.
Developed specifically for this project by the project team.
To view this tool:
Left click on the download link to view the PDF document in your Web browser. Right-click on the download link to save the document to your computer.
PDF 3.33 MB / 34 pages (Viewing PDF files requires downloading and installation of the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.)
Posted October 2004
Department of Veteran's Affairs, West Los Angeles Medical Center overview page
# VA-WLA03, type:patient/family_education
Promoting Excellence in End-of-Life Care was a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation dedicated to long-term changes in health care institutions to substantially improve care for dying people and their families. Visit PromotingExcellence.org for more resources.