Heart failure is a medical condition characterized by the inability of the heart to pump blood efficiently, leading to inadequate blood and oxygen circulation to meet the body’s metabolic demands. The course is designed to provide healthcare professionals with comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge and skills related to the management of heart failure. This continuing education program aims to equip participants with the latest advancements, evidence-based practices, and multidisciplinary approaches for effectively diagnosing, treating, and improving outcomes for patients with heart failure.
Upon completion of this course, participant will be able to:
- Differentiate between heart failure with reduced ejection fraction and heart failure with preserved ejection fraction.
- List five causes and risk factors of heart failure.
- Describe the pathophysiology of heart failure and its impact on cardiac function.
- Discuss the key clinical manifestations of heart failure and their significance in diagnosis.
- Identify appropriate diagnostic tests and imaging modalities for assessing heart failure severity and etiology.
- Discuss the main classes of medications used in heart failure management and their mechanisms of action.
- Discuss potential adverse medication effects to ensure optimal patient safety and outcomes.
- Apply lifestyle modifications, such as dietary adjustments and exercise plans, that can complement pharmacological interventions for heart failure patients.
- Discuss the significance of patient education in medication adherence, symptom recognition, and self-care.
- List advanced treatment options, including devices like implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) and ventricular assist devices (VADs).
Contact Hours: 4 Hours
Course Fee: $20 / Participant
Author: Raymond Lengel, DNP, MSN, BSN, FNP-BC, RN
Target Audience: Nursing Healthcare Professionals
Instructional Methods: Online Independent Self-Study (Training + Post-Test). A minimum passing score of 70% is required for course completion. A Printable (Pdf) Certificate By Email.
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