This module reviews palliative care for patients with heart failure. You will develop an understanding of the disease process of heart failure and its management in accordance with 2013 American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF)/American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines for the management of heart failure and their focused updates to the guidelines. In addition, you will learn when palliative care for patients with heart failure is appropriate, effective symptom management for heart failure, the importance of developing goals of care with the heart failure patient, and criteria for referral to hospice. The goal of this course is to provide nurses in hospice and palliative care with knowledge of how to optimize palliative care for patients with heart failure.
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791
Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.
District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
Florida Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
South Carolina Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Arkansas State Board Of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Heart Failure
What is Heart Failure?
Stages of Heart Failure
Classifications of Heart Failure
Trends in Healthcare Encounters
Section 3: Palliative Care
What is Palliative Care?
When Should Referral to Palliative Care Occur?
Traditional Palliative Care for Cancer: Applications for Heart Failure
Palliative Care for Patients with Heart Failure
Section 4: Symptom Management
The Current State of Symptom Management
Heart Failure Symptoms and Interventions
Section 5: Hospice
Goals of Care
When Is It Time for Hospice?
Section 5: Conclusion
Susan Heinzerling earned a Bachelor of Science in biology and a Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as well as a Master of Life Sciences in physiology from North Carolina State University. She became a doctoral candidate in immunology at the University of South Alabama. Her research experiences in the biomedical sciences led to an interest in evidence-based practices. Ms. Heinzerling began her nursing career as a medical/surgical nurse. Renal patients in acute care with multiple chronic conditions and repeated hospitalizations inspired her practice of hospice nursing. She has worked as a hospice admissions nurse and a hospice RN case manager in both a large urban setting and a rural community. Disclosure: Susan Heinzerling, BSN, RN, CHPN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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