Let's Be Heart Smart and Figure out CHF, 6/5/2024

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About the Course:
In the geriatric population, congestive heart failure (CHF) is a very prevalent disease. All healthcare providers must take an active role in the management of this condition. 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 will discuss at an in-depth level the pathology of CHF including the various types. This understanding of the pathology is essential so that all healthcare providers can provide the most thorough and comprehensive treatment. The course will discuss all aspects of disease management including medications, lifestyle modifications, exercise and daily monitoring. In addition, this course will review normal cardiovascular and pulmonary anatomy and physiology and the monitoring of these two systems. This information will be applied in a case study at the end of the course to ensure that participants gain practical application skills of the material presented.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify three systems of the body and explain the effect that congestive heart failure has on these.
  • Select three causes of congestive heart failure.
  • Identify two differences in the symptoms between the right side and left side heart failure.
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