Congestive Heart Failure

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4.6 out of 5 (43 Reviews)

Credits

2.50

Post Assessment Questions

36

Expiration Date

31 Dec 2023

Last Reviewed

1 Jan 2021

Estimated Time To Finish

150 Minutes

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Activity Description

Heart failure is a complex clinical syndrome in which the heart cannot pump enough blood to meet the body's requirements. It results from any disorder that impairs ventricular filling or ejection of blood to the systemic circulation. Patients usually present with fatigue and dyspnea, reduced exercise tolerance, and fluid retention (pulmonary and peripheral edema). This activity reviews the evaluation and management of congestive heart failure and highlights the role of the healthcare team in improving care for patients with this condition.

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This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Review the pathophysiology of congestive heart failure.
  • Describe the diagnostic approach to patients presenting with clinical features of congestive heart failure.
  • Outline the management of congestive heart failure.
  • Explain the importance of collaboration and communication among the interprofessional team to educate the patients on the importance of medication compliance to improve outcomes for those with congestive heart failure.

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Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University designates this activity for a maximum of 2.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is reported to the following Maintenance of Certification (MOC) boards:
American Board of Anesthesiology
  • Cardiac Anesthesia
American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Cardiology
American Board of Pathology
  • Cardiovascular
American Board of Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Cardiology

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  4. Complete the post-test assessments.
  5. Successfully pass the post-test with a minimum score of 100%.
  6. Complete the evaluation survey. 
  7. Obtain a certificate.

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Excellent, clinically relevant activity

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Stop with post test assessments btoomlong

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Excellent, thorough, comprehensive review. Learned a lot. Would love to see slides, diagrams of mechanisms of action of the drugs and pathophysiology of CHF.

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