Original ArticleState of the Science Posthospitalization Nursing Interventions in Congestive Heart FailureHamner, Jenny B. DSN, RNAuthor Information Auburn University School of Nursing, Ala. Corresponding author: Jenny B. Hamner, DSN, RN, Auburn University School of Nursing, 108 Miller Hall, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849 (e-mail: [email protected]). Advances in Nursing Science: April 2005 - Volume 28 - Issue 2 - p 175-190 Buy Abstract Nursing's role as key healthcare providers who give emotional support and teach self-care to patients with congestive heart failure has evolved substantially in recent years. The purpose of this article is to provide a systematic evaluation of the impact of posthospital nursing interventions in the management of heart failure. Four models of nursing interventions emerged: home-based nursing interventions, multidisciplinary interventions, heart failure clinics, and telephone- or technology-based nursing interventions. On the basis of currently available data, posthospital nursing interventions in congestive heart failure can improve clinical outcomes and decrease healthcare costs and resource use. © 2005 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.