Course Code: REL-PAC-0-HFPC
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 11/30/2023
Recall the disease trajectory for heart failure.
Describe the benefits of palliative care for patients with heart failure.
Identify when palliative care is appropriate for patients with heart failure.
Recognize at least three common symptoms experienced by patients with heart failure and describe two interventions for each symptom.
Recall when referral to hospice is appropriate for patients with heart failure.
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, BSN, RN, CHPN
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 Lifes 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.
The target audience for this course is: Nurses; in the following settings: Hospice, Palliative Care.
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