Managing Heart Failure

Managing Heart Failure 

Heart failure (HF), also called congestive heart failure (CHF), is a common clinical syndrome with a high morbidity and mortality rate that you will encounter often in your practice, especially when working with the older adult population. The care of those with heart failure is a complex process that involves stopping the pathological processes that lead to myocardial dysfunction. Managing risk factors and symptoms using both pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions is an important component to the management of heart failure. In this course, you will learn about the management of an individual with heart failure including risk factors, pathophysiology, treatment, and patient education.

$30.00

Hours: 1.00
REL-PAC-0-MHF

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (7 Match)

California Board of Registered Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

1.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290).

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Georgia Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

South Carolina Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CE provider #50-290) CE Broker Course # 20-[Custom_Code]

West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAC-0-MHF
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 1/31/2022
Learning Objectives:
Differentiate between the different types of heart failure.
Describe at least 2 pathological processes that occur in heart failure.
Explain the main components of a nursing assessment for someone with heart failure.
Discuss the appropriate nursing interventions for the management of heart failure.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Pathophysiology of Heart Failure

The Problem

Terminology

Who Is at Risk?

Systolic vs. Diastolic and Left vs. Right

Pulmonary and Systemic Congestion

The SNS

The RAAS

Ventricular Remodeling

Cardiac Output

Review

Summary

Section 3: Clinical Assessment

Getting Started

Review of Systems

Physical Exam

Laboratory Tests

Radiologic Tests

Framingham Criteria

Classifications

Review

Summary

Section 4: Management of Heart Failure

An Interdisciplinary Approach

Managing Risk Factors

Pharmacologic Treatment

Cornerstone of Treatment

Aldosterone Antagonists

Diuretics

Other Medications

Achieving Optimal Therapy

Non-Pharmacologic Interventions

Education

Advanced Heart Failure

Review

Summary

Section 5: Conclusion

Summary

Course Contributor

Resources

References

Congratulations

Instructor: Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N.

Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N. has over 25 years of clinical and teaching experience, and her areas of expertise are critical care and home health. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Virginia in 1993 and her Master of Science in Nursing from The University of North Carolina, Greensboro in 1996. Her professional practice in education is guided by a philosophy borrowed from Florence Nightingale’s Notes on Nursing, “I do not pretend to teach her how, I ask her to teach herself, and for this purpose, I venture to give her some hints.” 

Disclosure: Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Nurses; in the following settings: Post-Acute Care.
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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