Heart Failure – Improving Patient Outcomes

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.

Heart Failure
Member Cost: $0Non-member Cost: $0
Credit Hours: 1.0 CE contact hours, 0.5 pharmacology

Course Overview

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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.

Learning Objectives

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.

Faculty

  • Kim Newlin, RN, MS, ANP