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Understanding Congestive Heart Failure: Pathology, Treatment and Management

Format(s):   Home-study
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy
Contact Hours:   3
Registration Fee:   $88

Course Goals:This course is intended to instruct the professional on congestive heart failure. Professional Objectives:At the conclusion of this course, the participant will be able to List three systems of the body and explain the effect that congestive heart failure has on these. List three causes of congestive heart failure. Describe two differences in the symptoms between right side and left side heart failure. Explain three of the lab values that are commonly used to evaluate a patient with congestive heart failure. List the symptoms of each of the stage The New York Heart Association has classified for congestive heart failure. Describe at least two components of patient assessment that are essential in a patient with congestive heart failure. List three common classes of drugs used to treat congestive heart failure. List three contraindications to exercise that may be found in a patient with congestive heart failure. Explain two key areas of patient education.

Course Description: In the geriatric population congestive heart failure (CHF) is a very prevalent disease. The focus on CHF is in healthcare has increased exponentially recently due to the rate of frequent re-hospitalizations in this population. In order to reduce the re-hospitalizations that are occurring in this population, all health care providers must take an active role. This role includes understanding how to manage the disease in acute phases, in chronic phases, and how to educate patients so that they can have a more active role in their disease management. This course discusses at an in-depth level the pathology of CHF including the various types. This understanding of the pathology is essential so that all health care providers can provide the most thorough and comprehensive treatment. The course discusses all aspects of disease management including medications, lifestyle modifications, exercise and daily monitoring. In addition, this course reviews normal cardiovascular and pulmonary anatomy and physiology and the monitoring of these two systems.

Dates and Locations
Register Address:   Home-study
Dates:   01-01-2050 - 01-01-2050, 12:00AM 12:00AM