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A (Very Busy) Day in the Life of a PH Nurse/Coordinator

Traci Housten

Kimberly Farmer

Traci Stewart


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Conference: 2012 International PHA Conference and Scientific Sessions

Release Date: 01.04.2013

Presentation Type: Breakout Sessions

A Day in the Life of a Nurse Coordinator




Learning Objectives:

  • Identify two strategies to improve work flow and efficiency in the outpatient setting
  • Identify two sources of support to assist in coping with frequent patient deaths
  • Identify causes and treatment strategies for right heart failure and preventing readmission to the hospital


Review practical daily management tips:

  • Interacting with specialty pharmacies
  • Ensuring complete evaluations for an accurate PH diagnosis
  • Navigating the prior-authorization process and financial assistance programs
  • Inpatient/outpatient transition of care
  • Communicating information about diet/fluid/exercise
  • Outpatient management of chronic right heart failure
  • Coping with patient deaths