Managing Heart Failure: Where's The Evidence?

Course Expiration Date: 11/30/18
If you are a member of SC AHEC this course is free with an enrollment key which you may obtain from the AHEC contact person within your organization.

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Course Description: This course will discuss the pathophysiology, assessment, management and treatment, and important studies related to heart failure.

Instructor: John Paguntalan PhD APRN-BC

Target Audience: Nurses, Respiratory Therapists and other interested healthcare professionals

Learning Outcomes: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:

Identify the pathophysiology and causes of heart failure.
1. Describe the assessment and physical examination for heart failure.
2. Discuss the differential diagnoses and work-up for heart failure.
3. Describe the treatment and medications for heart failure.
4. Discuss important studies in heart failure.
5. Identify latest evidence in the management of heart failure.

Length of Course: 2.0 hours

Credit Statements:

Licensed Nurses: Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This continuing education activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours for licensed nurses. This participant has also earned 0.5 pharmacology hours.

Respiratory Care Practitioners: 2.0 clock hours will be awarded by Upstate AHEC, an approved provider of continuing education for respiratory care practitioners by the SC Board of Medical Examiners.

Other: This educational offering provides 0.2 CEUs (2.0 clock hour) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement:
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The speaker(s) has/have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in educational activities.

Provisions of this educational activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.