By Graham Ulkins

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – Thinking outside the box comes naturally to Dr. Kenny Civello. But, it’s what he’s putting in some boxes that helps patients diagnosed with heart failure.

“When you come in the hospital, you’re sick, it’s a diagnosis for you, it’s very overwhelming for you to take in new information,” said Civello.

So he put all that information in a free toolbox that goes home with heart failure patients. It’s everything they need to manage their disease the best way possible.

“They tend to be a little anxious, and when we walk in and we have this stuff available for them, it really helps them. It eases their mind,” said Kadie Johnson. Johnson is among nurses that agree that the boxes are a blessing, taking out all the guesswork for patients and caregivers. More…