Recent clinical trial results on heart failure (HF) continue to inform real-world care for patients with this high-mortality condition. In this interactive case-based activity, an expert in HF navigates two challenging cases that support evidence-based strategies to keep patients with HF out of the hospital, and for those admitted, help healthcare teams improve continuity of care from hospital to home.
Case studies with interactive benchmarking
After completing this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Apply evidence-based guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with HF
- Tailor conventional therapies to individual patients to help prevent progression of HF
- Initiate treatment with newer medications, when appropriate, for specific patients with HF
NPs and PAs
Joint Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, Continuing Education Alliance is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
ANCC Credit Designation
Nursing contact hours: 1.00, which includes 1.00 hour of pharmacology credit
AAPA Credit Designation
Continuing Education Alliance has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1.00 AAPA Category 1 CME credit. Approval is valid until December 12, 2020. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
PA planner: Daniel Thibodeau, MHP, PA-C, Eastern Virginia Medical School
IPCE Credit Designation
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 1.00 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.
The opinions or views expressed in this CE/CME activity do not necessarily reflect the opinions or recommendations of Continuing Education Alliance, Practicing Clinicians Exchange, or any educational supporter.
All faculty and planners participating in continuing education activities sponsored by Continuing Education Alliance are required to disclose to the audience any relevant support or substantial relationships with providers of commercial products and/or devices discussed in this activity and/or with any commercial supporters of the activity. In addition, all faculty are required to openly disclose any off-label, experimental, or investigational use of drugs or devices discussed in this activity. The faculty and planning committee have been advised that this activity must be free from commercial bias, and based upon all the available scientifically rigorous data from research that conforms to accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.
Dr Goldberg: consultant: Abbott, Novartis, Respircardia.
None of the members of the Planning Committee or CE Alliance staff have any relevant relationships to disclose.
Participants wishing to earn CE/CME credit must:
- Read the content in its entirety
- Relate the content material to the learning objectives
- Complete the post-test and evaluation form
Successful completion of the post-test is required to earn CE/CME credit. Successful completion is defined as a cumulative score of at least 70%.
The estimated time to complete this activity is 1.00 hour.
Release date: December 12, 2019
Expiration date: December 12, 2020
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