Home administration of intravenous diuretics to heart failure patients: Increasing productivity and improving quality of care

Source:
NICE Quality and Productivity Case Studies
Publisher:
British Heart Foundation
Publication date:
12 July 2016

Abstract

Originally a 2-year pilot programme to assess safe and effective ways for specialist nursing teams to administer intravenous (IV) diuretics to people at home or in a day-care setting, preventing hospital admissions and improving patient experience. Without this service patients would be admitted to hospital to receive IV diuretics.