Heart Failure

Heart Failure

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.

 If you are purchasing this course the cost is $75.00.

Course Description: This program will review heart failure; the differences between systolic and diastolic dysfunction as well as acute vs. chronic heart failure.  Case studies will be examined.  The pharmacological treatment for each condition will be discussed.  Finally, patient & staff education will be reviewed.   

Instructor: Cynthia MacDonald, MSN, APRN, BC

Target Audience: Nurses and any other interested healthcare providers

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

  • contrast systolic vs. diastolic dysfunction in reference to heart failure.
  • compare the pharmacological treatment of systolic vs. diastolic dysfunction.
  • discuss heart failure education goals.

Length of Course: 3 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.

Upon successful completion of this program, participants will receive 3.0  contact hours with 2.0 pharmacology hours.

Other: This educational offering provides 0.3 CEUs (3.0 clock hour) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement:

Upstate AHEC's conflict of interest policy requires faculty to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials.

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.

The process for enrolling in AHECU courses has changed. Please go to www.upstateahec.org and click the blue AHECU/Distance Education block to register for online courses.  There is a tutorial on the web site if you need assistance with the registration process.