Heart Failure - Enduring Materials
May 1, 2014 - December 1, 2019
Target Audience: Physicians Assistants, Clinical Nurse Practitioners and Certified Nurse Specialists
The initial evaluation and management of patients with dyspnea and heart failure.
Understanding of volume assessment and management.
The rationale and methods to initiate neurohormonal blockade for patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction.
The rationale and indication for implantable cardioverter defibrillator therapy in patients with heart failure.
Timing issues about appropriate use of ICD’s in heart failure patients.
The rationale and indication for cardiac resynchronization devices in patients with systolic heart failure.
Strategies for outpatient management of patients with chronic heart failure.
How to decrease the chances of hospitalization and how to coordinate care between various health care providers.
How to initiate discussions about end-of-life care.