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Congestive Heart Failure Acute And Palliative Care Treatment

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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CE: 3 hours Pharmacology: 0.5 hour
Rated 4.7 out of 5.0 based on 4278 reviews

Course Summary

When the heart is no longer able to adequately provide the body’s organs and tissues with vital oxygen and nutrients, heart failure has occurred. A well-functioning heart circulates blood throughout the body, and when the heart fails to operate at optimal levels, fluid consisting of mostly water leaks from capillary blood vessels. This fluid interferes with the body’s normal processes, most notably the lungs, causing shortness of breath and general weakness and fatigue. Although science has provided several treatment options that can extend the lives of many patients with congestive heart failure, patients have to follow treatment approaches carefully to avoid repeat hospital readmissions. This is the second is a series of courses on congestive heart failure.

Course Format

Homestudy

Course Syllabus

I.            Introduction

II.          Biopsychosocial Interventions For CHF

1.   Diet and Nutrition

2.   Weight Control and Monitoring

3.   Cholesterol Management

4.   Smoking Cessation

5.   Exercise and Physical Activity

6.   Alcohol Intake

7.   Sexual Activity

8.   Travelling

9.   Blood Pressure Maintenance

10.        Blood Glucose Level

11.        Immunization

12.        Sleep Disorders

III.         Coronary Angiography And Other Cardiac Interventions

1.   Angiography Procedure

2.   Risks with Angiography

3.   Benefits of Angiography

4.   Post-angiography

5.   Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Device

6.   Cardiac Pacemaker

IV.         Heart Transplantation

1.   Pharmaceutical Care Post-transplant

2.   Limitations of the Heart Transplant

V.           Pharmacological Therapy For CHF

1.   Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors

2.   Iron Supplementation

VI.         Palliative Care For End-stage CHF

1.   Pain Management

2.   Hospice Care

VII.      Homecare Guidelines And CHF Clinics

1.   Patient Education

2.   Psychosocial Support

3.   Remote Monitoring

VIII.    Summary

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