Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the leading cause of death worldwide, whereas, in the United States, 16,800,000 people are affected, resulting in 450,000 deaths annually. Patients’ perceptions of self-management related to treatment adherence, lifestyle modifications, and risk-factor management are significant indicators of outcomes following a cardiac event. To promote self-management in CAD patients, this benchmark project aims to determine the impact of individualized education interventions by establishing a standardized nurse-led educational intervention in the cardiac unit that emphasizes adherence to self-management and treatment regimen to improve quality of life and prevent rehospitalization due to worsening cardiac events. The evidence-based findings in the studies are supported by the evidence from systematic reviews of RCTs, evidence from systemic reviews of qualitative studies, and the evidence obtained from well-designed RCTs. The databases searched included the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) and PubMed. The search was limited using the evidence-based practice key, systematic review, and meta-analysis. There are multiple patient education delivery methods to meet the needs of patients. However, evidence from research interventions has been synthesized with the recommendations of individualized nurse-led discharge educational intervention for patients with CAD to improve their outcomes, promote quality of life, as well as reduce the readmission rate of hospitals.
Date of publication
MSN Capstone Project
Masters Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner
THAPA, SUMITA, "Evidence-based Individualized Discharge Educational Intervention for Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) patients; A Benchmark Project" (2021). MSN Capstone Projects. Paper 168.