Non-acute Care for Cardiorespiratory Issues

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Cardiorespiratory issues arise due to disruptions in the circulatory and respiratory system which affects the functioning and capacity of the cardiorespiratory system. Non-acute care is specialized care that aims at optimizing a person’s cardiorespiratory functioning (Stewart, Manmathan, & Wilkinson, 2017). Non-acute care is meant for maintaining and the provision of long-term care to patients suffering from chronic illnesses. This includes adult day care, behavioral and mental health, home health, physical therapy, outpatient and rehabilitation services (Stewart, Manmathan, & Wilkinson, 2017). Some of the resources that are often necessary for non-acute care for cardiorespiratory issues include community-based resources such as facilities, personnel, and funds that help in the provision of critical care and supporting patients in managing long-term conditions (Baker & Fatoye, 2019).

This improves self-care by making patients independent which in turn reduces readmission rates. Healthcare facilities enable patients to access important healthcare services as well as engage with healthcare personnel such as nurses and therapists who provide necessary and adequate healthcare information and healthcare services (Baker & Fatoye, 2019). These facilities may include nursing homes and surgery centers that provide cardiorespiratory services efficiently and at a cheaper cost. Other resources include support groups that consist of individuals going through similar experiences. These can be established at the community level to improve access to important resources from healthcare facilities as well as create a networking platform where patients can interact with one another (Baker & Fatoye, 2019).

This improves access to important information that can enhance patient independence and reduce readmissions by improving the health of patients. At a personal level, important resources include computers and tablets that patients can use in accessing the internet (Molan, Emmanuel, Langley, & Holloway, 2019). This is important as patients can interact with healthcare providers and institutions where evidence-based information can be provided to improve self-care and prevent readmissions. Using the internet, patients can seek for clarity on certain issues pertaining to their health, find out about how to handle emergencies and any other information that can be helpful to them (Molan et al., 2019).ReferencesBaker, E., & Fatoye, F. (2019). Patient perceived impact of nurse-led self-management interventions for COPD: A systematic review of qualitative research.

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