Understanding Congestive Heart Failure: Pathology, Treatment and Management


Course Description

Course Description:

In the geriatric population congestive heart failure (CHF) is a very prevalent disease. The focus on CHF is in healthcare has increased exponentially recently due to the rate of frequent re-hospitalizations in this population.

In order to reduce the re-hospitalizations that are occurring in this population, all health care providers must take an active role. 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 discusses at an in-depth level the pathology of CHF including the various types. This understanding of the pathology is essential so that all health care providers can provide the most thorough and comprehensive treatment. The course discusses all aspects of disease management including medications, lifestyle modifications, exercise and daily monitoring. In addition, this course reviews normal cardiovascular and pulmonary anatomy and physiology and the monitoring of these two systems.

Contact Hours: 3
Video Course Format: Video
Target Audience: Dietitian/Nutritionist, NHA, OT/COTA, PT/PTA, Rec / Activities Director
Instructional Level: Intermediate