Heart Failure Guidelines and Your Clinical Practice
Heart Failure Transition Team leader and advanced practice nurse Kim Newlin provides practical strategies for translating current guidelines to clinical practice as a path to improved patient and health system outcomes including reduced readmission rates.
Upon completion of this continuing education course, participants will be able to:
- Define the clinical characteristics of heart failure and differentiate between heart failure with reduced or preserved ejection fraction (HFrEF and HFpEF).
- Identify team-based strategies and tools that may result in improved patient outcomes including lower hospitalization and readmission rates.
- Outline appropriate guidelines-based non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic treatments based on a patient’s type and stage of heart failure.
- Describe the mechanisms of action, pharmacologic properties, and dosing of evidence-based
therapies for treating and managing heart failure.
Supported by an independent educational grant from Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
- Kim Newlin, RN, MS, ANP