Evidence-Based Care for Your Patient With Acute Heart Failure - PT751

Evidence-Based Care for Your Patient With Acute Heart Failure

by Kristine Anne Scordo, PhD, ACNP-BC, FAANP and Julie Stefanski, MEd, RDN, CSSD, LDN, CDE, FAND
(4.3 / 425 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Physical Therapy (1.20 Hour(s))

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


According to an American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology guideline, heart failure is defined as “a complex clinical syndrome that results from any structural or functional impairment of ventricular filling or ejection of blood.” An estimated 6.5 million Americans ages 20 and above were living with heart failure from 2011 to 2014. More than 8 million people are expected to develop heart failure by 2030, a 46% increase from 2012. In one of every eight deaths, the death certificate mentions heart failure. The risk of death increases immediately after hospitalization for acute heart failure. This module provides healthcare professionals with information about evidence-based medical therapy, best practice recommendations for the treatment of heart failure, and the role of interprofessional collaboration. It will increase your knowledge about heart failure — how to both recognize and manage it.


The purpose of this heart failure continuing education course is to familiarize healthcare providers with evidence-based heart failure care for patients in the acute inpatient setting. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Identify common diagnostic tests that are used in the diagnosis and treatment of heart failure.
  • Describe evidence-based therapies for heart failure.
  • Discuss strategies for patient self-management and transition of care.
  • Discuss how the interprofessional team can improve outcomes for patients with acute heart failure.

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, dietitians, and physical therapists.
Physical therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at ContinuingEducation.com or Nurse.com/CE. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at CEDirect.ContinuingEducation.com and search for this topic title.
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is an approved sponsor by the New York State Education Department of CE for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants from 6/11/2019 to 6/10/2022.
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider 2202008TX for 02/01/2019 to 02/28/22 and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
OnCourse Learning is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California for 4/5/10 to 12/31/18. Relias LLC is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California as of 1/1/2019.
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is a licensed physical therapy continuing education sponsor (#216.000290) with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from October 2018 through September 30, 2020.
This course has been approved as meeting the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by:
The OH PT Association (approval no. 19S1963 for 11/10/19 to 11/10/20 (1.00 hour).
The NJ Board of PT Examiners (approval no. 1801-258 for 02/01/18 to 01/31/20).
The MD State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 CEU for 12/01/16 to 12/01/20.
This course has been approved by the NV State Board of PT Examiners for 0.12 units of continuing education for 08/01/18 to 07/31/20.
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.
Relias LLC reports completions to the following states utilizing CEBroker: FL (1.00), MS (1.00), SC, TN (provider # 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 8/5/2016
Date of Most Recent Review: 6/24/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 6/24/2022


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.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


For Florida professionals:

This course completion will be electronically reported to CE Broker as required per Florida Statute 456.025(7). Click here to view your CE Broker transcript and check the status of your CE requirements with a FREE 7-day CE Broker trial subscription. It may take up to 24 hours for the course to appear on your CE Broker transcript.

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ROSELLE A - Eastvale, CA  ·  May 22, 2020
It will be better with AV aids.
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Heather S - Burton, TX  ·  May 17, 2020
A lot of information.
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VIRGINIA C - Holland, PA  ·  Apr 26, 2020
Up-to-date information and good examples were helpful.
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Almario Alexis G. O - JACKSONVILLE, FL  ·  Apr 26, 2020
Very informative especially in the acute care setting!....
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LEEANN N - hendersonville, NC  ·  Apr 13, 2020
Good review of labs and tests
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