Improving Heart Failure Outcomes in Primary Care: The Nurse Practitioner's Pivotal Role
Other: Acute Care
, Chronic Care
, Diagnostic Tests
, Heart Failure
, Heart Murmurs/Valvular Conditions
, Laboratory Interpretation
, Primary Care
Expires: 10/30/2023 (subject to change)
- CE for this activity will not be available after this date.
NPs in primary care must recognize and help implement strategies to prevent the decline of heart function in at-risk patients, recognized HF for those who present with symptoms, initiate guideline-directed medical treatment and aid patients who may not be adherent to recommended treatments.
- Describe signs, symptoms, and testing recommendations to establish a heart failure (HF) diagnosis in the primary care setting.
- Apply the latest heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) treatment recommendations to initiate guideline-directed medical therapy in an outpatient with a new HF Stage C diagnosis who does not require hospitalization.
- Apply current heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) guideline recommended strategies to modify guideline-directed medical therapy (GDMT) in the outpatient setting to achieve target doses.
- Apply strategies to improve patient engagement, access to newer medications, and adherence to HFrEF GDMT.
Leslie Davis PhD, ANP-BC, FAAN, FAANP, FACC, FAHA, FPNCA
Margaret (Midge) Bowers DNP, FNP-BC, CHSE, AACC, FAANP, FAAN
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All Planners involved in this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
All other Planners have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.Funded by an independent medical education grant from Novartis and Merck.
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|1.5 Contact Hour(s) of CE,
1 of which may be applied towards Pharmacology