Heart Failure Update – Pharmacist, Nurse, Nurse Practitioner

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Heart failure (HF) is a complex cardiac condition distinguished by impairment in ventricular filling or ejection. HF is a common condition that causes significant disability and death in the US and around the world. Approximately 6.2 million adults in the United States have HF – and despite advances in drug and device therapies, HF was a contributing cause of more than 13% of deaths in 2018. The lifetime risk of developing HF is about 20%. The estimated total cost of HF, including health care, medication, and missed work, in 2012 was almost $31 billion. The prevalence of HF continues to rise and is expected to exceed 8 million US adults by 2030. By this time, the direct medical costs of HF management, assuming no significant changes in management strategy, are projected to reach $53 billion, leading to $70 billion annually in total HF costs.

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Course Information

Target Audience

Nurse Practitioner

Pharmacist

Nurse

Author
Kimberly M. Crosby
PharmD, BCPS, BCGP,CDCES, BC-ADM
Knowledge Level

General Overview

This activity will apply to a broad range of learning needs/pharmacy settings. It may include common disease state/therapy overivews and/or general pharmacy needs such as medication errors, immunizations, or law topics.

Learning Objectives

Nurse Practitioner

Nurse Practitioner

  • Describe the pathophysiology of heart failure
  • Recall heart failure classifications and staging
  • Select the recommended therapies for heart failure based on classification, stage, and comorbidities
  • Distinguish between HF therapies with regards to the mechanism of action, dosing, contraindications, and adverse effects

Pharmacist

Pharmacist

  • Describe the pathophysiology of heart failure
  • Recall heart failure classifications and staging
  • Select the recommended therapies for heart failure based on classification, stage, and comorbidities
  • Distinguish between HF therapies with regards to the mechanism of action, dosing, contraindications, and adverse effects

Nurse

Nurse

  • Describe the pathophysiology of heart failure
  • Recall heart failure classifications and staging
  • Select the recommended therapies for heart failure based on classification, stage, and comorbidities
  • Distinguish between HF therapies with regards to the mechanism of action, dosing, contraindications, and adverse effects

Course Accreditation

  • Activity Type:
    Knowledge
  • CE Broker
    951388
  • Universal Activity Number:
    Nurse : 0798-0000-22-271-H01
    Nurse Practitioner : 0798-0000-22-271-H01
    Pharmacist : 0798-0000-22-271-H01-P
PharmCon is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

PharmCon, Inc. is an approved course provider for continuing education for nurses by the Florida Board of Nursing. PharmCon is also recognized by the California Board of Nursing as a provider of nursing programs.

Credit for this program is issued by passing the final test hosted at www.RxConsultant.com with a score of 70% or higher.

Technology Requirements

  • Hardware Requirements
    Standard Windows/Mac System
    iPad or iPhone
    Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768
  • Software Requirements
    Standard Windows/Mac System
    iPad or iPhone
    Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768
  • Network Requirements
    Broadband Internet Connection:
    T1, Hi-speed DSL or Cable
    4G cellular connection
Computer sharing is NOT permitted due to accreditation guidelines on activity monitoring. Credit is earned by one user per device.