Cardio-respiratory

Partners In Community Nursing strives to make the transition from hospital to home for clients with cardiac (heart) or pulmonary (lung) concerns a smooth one. We can help explain the diagnostic tests performed or booked and the medications used to assist in recovery. We also have a plan to help you progress at a reasonable pace to recovery / and long-term management of your health. We can show you what to expect of yourself from diagnosis on.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Why is it important to monitor my blood pressure and heart rate?

    It is common to see significant changes when you get home. Measuring these changes is important because 1) your doctor may wish to adjust your new medications based on these changes 2) because it is a good measurement of your recovery.

  2. My nurse checks my weight daily. Why is this important?

    Your weight is an important representation of your heart / lung / kidney function. A significant change in body weight over a short time can mean; 1) your diet may need to be adjusted. 2) your medications need to be changed 3) you are showing signs of changes that your doctor needs to be aware of.

    Our ultimate goal is to help you understand your condition, recognize when you need to seek help, and manage your symptoms on a day-to-day basis.