Promoting Patient-Centered Care Through a Heart Failure Simulation Study

Therapuetic Areas:Cardiology / Vascular Diseases
Age Range:18 - Any
Start Date:November 2013
End Date:September 2016

Use our guide to learn which trials are right for you!

The initial aim of this study will be to assess current methods of heart failure (HF) patient
education in terms of patient satisfaction, level of preparedness for home, and care provider
satisfaction. The second aim will be to design and create a "living with HF at home"
simulation session. The third aim will test the hypothesis that hospitalized HF patients who
receive education in a simulation room in addition to usual HF education will have improved
qualitative and quantitative outcomes as compared to those who do not receive the additional
education support.

Inclusion Criteria:

1. Male or female > 18 years of age.

2. Ability to understand and sign a written informed consent form, which must be obtained
prior to initiation of any study procedures.

3. Documentation of HF of any etiology based on clinical assessment of the Primary
Investigator, using standard-of-care criteria for diagnosis.

4. Heart failure of either preserved or reduced ventricular function.

Exclusion Criteria:

1. Patients requiring ICU monitoring

2. LVAD candidate/recipient

3. Cardiac transplant candidate/recipient

4. Confusion

5. Sepsis

6. Terminal illness (other than HF) with expected survival of less than 1 year

7. Enrollment or planned enrollment in another randomized clinical trial during this

8. Inability to comply with planned study procedures

9. Active illicit drug use

10. Participation in any other clinical trials involving investigational or marketed
products within 30 days prior to entry in the study.

11. Other conditions that in the opinion of the Primary Investigator may increase risk to
the subject and/or compromise the quality of the clinical trial.
We found this trial at
5121 S Cottonwood St
Murray, Utah 84157
(801) 507-7000
Principal Investigator: Kismet D Rasmusson, FNP-BC
Phone: 801-507-4701
Intermountain Medical Center Intermountain Medical Center is one of the most technologically advanced and patient-friendly...
Murray, UT
Click here to add this to my saved trials