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|
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- Review of cardiopulmonary anatomy and physiology
- Blood flow and layers of the heart
- Physiology of cardiac output
- What is congestive heart failure (CHF)?
- Understanding CHF
- Patient assessment
- Demo video
- 6 Minute walk
- Demo video
- Patient assessment
- Treatment of the CHF patient
- Case studies
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on congestive heart failure.
At the conclusion of this course, the participant will be able to
- List three systems of the body and explain the effect that congestive heart failure has on these.
- List three causes of congestive heart failure.
- Describe two differences in the symptoms between right side and left side heart failure.
- Explain three of the lab values that are commonly used to evaluate a patient with congestive heart failure.
- List the symptoms of each of the stage The New York Heart Association has classified for congestive heart failure.
- Describe at least two components of patient assessment that are essential in a patient with congestive heart failure.
- List three common classes of drugs used to treat congestive heart failure.
- List three contraindications to exercise that may be found in a patient with congestive heart failure.
- Explain two key areas of patient education.
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Contact Hours: 3 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
Target Audience: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistant.
Instructional Level: Intermediate
CDR CPE Level: Level 2/ 740 Web-based
Learning Need Codes: 5010, 5160
Performance Indicators: 10.2.10, 10.4.2
Criteria for Completion: Criteria for Completion: A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved.
Financial – Suzanne Greenwalt is employed by Belmont University and receives a salary. She receives payment from HomeCEU for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial – Suzanne Greenwalt is the Belmont University Faculty contact to the Student Assembly of the APTA.
No relevant conflicts of interest exist for any member of the activity planning committee.
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