Article: PDF OnlyMcCormick Shelley A. MS RNCritical Care Nursing Quarterly: February 1999 - p 1-8 Buy Abstract Congestive heart failure (CHF) is an enormous burden on society and the health care system. The role of the advanced practice nurse (APN) in CHF is multifaceted and combines inpatient, outpatient, and community patient care skills. Case management and quality management have been traditional focuses, with a high level of practice impact on patient care. Outcomes management in the APN role for CHF care is the future for measurable outcomes and maximum impact on organizational values. Because outcomes management is an evolving field for the APN. focus on a chronic disease such as CHF is a very valuable tool for implementation. © 1999 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.