Heart Failure Program - Cardiac Drug Therapy
American Outcomes Management's (AOM's) Heart Failure program focuses specifically on the delivery of home inotropic IV cardiac drug therapy. Our main goal is to support overall improvement in quality of life while servicing these patients away from the hospital in the comfort of their homes.
Heart Failure Program Foundation
AOM has incorporated the recommendations of:
Heart Failure Multi-Disciplinary Team
Medical Nutrition Team includes:
Heart Failure Transitional Care Goal
Heart Failure Safe and Sustained Discharge Interventions
AOM's Heart Failure program is for both patients awaiting transplant and those with advanced heart failure. The purpose is to provide total care for symptoms and cardiac drug therapy to maintain comfort while the patient is at home.
Heart Failure Program
Fall Prevention Program:
AOM’s multi-disciplinary team comprehensively evaluate the patient and patient’s home (with patient’s approval) to provide the best and evidenced based fall prevention program for the patient. The nurse will visit the home and look for possible factors that could increase falls and submits a report to the team. The Physical Therapist will formulate the best approach to reduce the possibility of falls in the home. Recommendations are discussed with the patient, doctor and the team.
AOM has strengthened its palliative program with the ability to follow patients with the focus on reducing symptoms such as pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, constipation, nausea, loss of appetite, difficulty sleeping and depression. With our program, the patient’s ability to tolerate medical treatments is improved and their activities of daily living are improved. AOM uses the Karnofsky Performance Scale (KPS) and Minnesota Living with Heart Failure Questionnaire (MLHF) monthly on all patients to gauge functional impairment to improve patient’s activities of daily living.
Download our most recent Heart Failure Program Results PDF.
Cardiac Drug Therapy Services by AOM:
For more information on cardiac drug therapy for heart failure, please visit our Home Infusion FAQs or contact us at 1-800-746-9089. Press zero to speak to an AOM staff member 9am-5pm, Monday through Friday. We will be happy to answer all of your questions about AOM and our cardiac drug therapy.
If you are a physician and would like to refer a patient to AOM for cardiac drug therapy, please contact us at 1-800-746-9089.