Nursing of In the past, myocardial infarction patients had few interventions for their condition and most died. Even those that survived still had high risks of heart failure. Coronary artery bypass grafting was the only intervention that was applicable when curing such cases. With time, there have been developments that have eased care for coronary artery disease patients. Examples of such development include the introduction of thrombolysis and percutaneous coronary intervention. Other notable developments are in the medication and new drugs for cardiovascular disease patients. PCIs have overtaken CABG as the preferred procedure of care for cardiovascular patients (Bick and Graham, 2010).
Whereas CABG requires admission, PCI procedures take place under sedation and hence are a possibility under outpatient arrangements. Nurses are the most common caregivers. They may work with other professionals to provide care for patients. The various innovations allow nurses provide Evidence-based practice to the cardiovascular patients. Various factors contribute to measurement of the delivery of care. Clinical practice guidelines may indicate the quality of care. Other factors relevant in the measurement of the quality of care are generic health-related and disease specific measures of quality of life.
Nurse-led clinics provide necessary services for cardiovascular patients. That could include education and counseling. Due to improved secondary prevention, these clinics have managed to exhibit gains in the provision of care. The clinics are also cost-effective in the long run (Bick and Graham, 2010). Telehealth and e-health represent trends that have brought a lot of change in the field. Health professionals are now able to extend their reach in the prevention and handling of cardiovascular patients. Although technology has had its challenges in application in the provision of care, technological innovations improve the quality of care to a great extent.
Even with the many challenges, there remains a great potential for innovations and experimentation in the field of cardiology (Bick and Graham, 2010). That would improve the service delivery of many professionals. ReferencesBick, D. and Graham, I. D. (eds. ) (2010). Evaluating The Impact of Implementing Evidence Based Practice. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.