Current Drug Management of Congestive Heart Failure - CMEZ60287

Current Drug Management of Congestive Heart Failure

by Linda Yee, PharmD, MPH, BCPS
(5.0 / 18 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Medicine (1.50 Credits)
Physician (1.50 Credits)

Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00


Heart failure is a common condition of the heart that is a complex clinical syndrome resulting from a structural or functional cardiac disorder in which the ventricle cannot adequately fill or eject blood. Heart failure is categorized as an end-stage heart condition that results from or is worsened by other chronic conditions. Heart failure has a major impact in the United States as well as globally regarding mortality, hospitalizations, and economics. Currently, there is no cure for heart failure; however, appropriate long-term management of guideline-directed therapy involving self-care and nonpharmacological and pharmacological management has improved morbidity and mortality.


The goal of this continuing education program is to ensure that pharmacists, physicians, and nurses can benefit from a comprehensive review and update of guideline-directed medical care for patients with heart failure. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Discuss the goals of therapy for heart failure
  • Review epidemiology, impact, and prognosis of heart failure
  • Differentiate between old and new terms for heart failure such as systolic heart failure, diastolic heart failure, heart failure with reduced ejection fraction, heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, heart failure with borderline ejection fraction, and heart failure with improved ejection fraction
  • Review the role of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association staging and New York Heart Association functional classification in guiding treatment by the healthcare team
  • Identify the general approach to managing a patient with heart failure from a team perspective
  • Review nonpharmacological and pharmacological treatment options for the various stages and classifications of heart failure
  • Review patient-specific education points and self-care

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including pharmacists, nurses, and physicians.
Physicians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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Jointly Accredited Provider logoIn support of improving patient care, OnCourse Learning (a Relias LLC company) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Medicine, Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine, and Florida Physician Assistants (provider # 50-1489).
Hours dedicated to pharmacology: 1 contact hours
Physician Continuing Education Credit
OnCourse Learning designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Physician Assistant Continuing Education Credit
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.5 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.
There is no commercial support provided for this online educational activity.

Course Originally Released on: 4/30/2014
Date of Most Recent Review: 7/23/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 7/23/2022

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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HOLLY M - Asheboro, NC  ·  Dec 02, 2019
enjoyed the course very much
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Geetha J - New Hyde Park, NY  ·  Nov 08, 2019
5, course was excellent , I learned a lot from this course
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Olivia D - San Diego, CA  ·  Sep 10, 2019
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Ramiro A - West Palm Beach, FL  ·  Sep 04, 2019
it is an update course, with that accomplish well defined objectives, in simple explanation of study material, tables and graphic.
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Safiyah A - KINGWOOD, TX  ·  Aug 10, 2019
I learned about HF reading this course
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Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00