Optimal Management of Patients with Chronic Heart Failure in the Community

Optimal Management of Patients with Chronic Heart Failure in the Community

Activity Description

Mr. Smith presents with shortness of breath. The expert faculty guides us through the diagnosis and management of his condition according to guideline recommendations. He is referred to specialty care for evaluation and treatment. We follow Mr. Smith through the course of his progressing disease and interactively consider the pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic options at various stages.

Target Audience

The target audience for this initiative includes nurse practitioners, cardiologists, primary care physicians, internists, pharmacists, and other healthcare professional (HCPs) involved in managing patients with chronic HF.

Learning Objectives 

At the end of this activity, the learner should be better able to:

  1. Review the pathophysiology of chronic HF with reduced EF and mechanism of action for current and emerging therapies to manage chronic HF
  2. Assess recent clinical data for current and emerging pharmacotherapies and devices to manage chronic HF
  3. Describe patient characteristics and prognostic indicators that warrant referral to an HF specialist
  4. Integrate decision-support tools to overcome systems and practice barriers in the management of chronic HF in a community setting

Term of Approval

Release Date: December 31, 2016
Expiration Date: December 30, 2017

Faculty

Teri A. Diederich, MSN, APRN-NP
Nurse Practitioner, Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Nebraska Medicine, Omaha, NE

Bunny Pozehl, PhD, APRN-NP, FAAN
Professor, College of Nursing, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
Adult Nurse Practitioner, Bryan Heart Institute, Lincoln, NE

Accreditation Statements

The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Credit Designation Statements

MODULE 1
The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is provided for 1.0 contact hour under ANCC criteria.

0.25 contact hour is related to pharmacotherapeutic content.

MODULE 2
The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is provided for 1.0 contact hour under ANCC criteria.

Nursing Joint Provider Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC) through the joint providership of the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education (provider), the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education, and The France Foundation.

Resolution of Conflicts of Interest

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support of CME, the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education, College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education and The France Foundation have implemented mechanisms, prior to the planning and implementation of this CME/CE activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of this CME/CE activity.

Disclosure

It is the policy of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education, College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education and The France Foundation to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its sponsored educational activities. All faculty, activity planners, content reviewers, and staff participating in this activity have disclosed to the participants any significant financial interest or other relationship with manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s)/device(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services included in this educational activity. A commercial interest is any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent a person with a relevant financial or other relationship from participating in the activity, but rather to provide participants with information on which they can base their own judgments. The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education, College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education and The France Foundation have identified and resolved any and all conflicts of interest prior to the release of this activity.

The speakers and planning committee members listed below have stated they have no significant or substantial relationship with providers of commercial products and/or devices discussed in this activity and/or with any commercial supporter of this activity.

Lois Colburn
Teri Diederich, MSN, APRN-NP
Heidi Keeler, PhD, RN
Bunny Pozehl, PhD, APRN-NP, FAAN
Daniel Rabin, PhD

Unapproved Use Disclosure

The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education, College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education and The France Foundation require CME/CE faculty (speakers) to disclose to the attendees when products or procedures being discussed are off-label, unlabeled, experimental, and/or investigational (not FDA approved); and any limitations on the information that is presented, such as data that are preliminary or that represent ongoing research, interim analyses, and/or unsupported opinion. Faculty in this activity may discuss information about pharmaceutical agents that is outside of US Food and Drug Administration approved labeling. This information is intended solely for continuing medical education and is not intended to promote off-label use of these medications. If you have questions, contact the medical affairs department of the manufacturer for the most recent prescribing information.

Financial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Novartis and HeartWare.