Mystery, Intrigue, and Murder: Understanding Heart Failure
Heart Failure is the orphan of the cardiology world. There are no great instant turnarounds and no exciting devices. Yet millions of Americans will die with heart failure this year. The battle within the body of a patient with heart failure is simultaneously complex and yet can be simple to understand if knowledge of the internal fight or flight processes of heart failure are understood. This presentation will show participants how heart failure really works and how our understanding of the war within will allow Emergency Nurses to treat Heart Failure patients better and with more safely. Once a participant understands the complex processes in simple terms, the management of Heart Failure and other fight or flight scenarios will all suddenly make more sense.
Presenter: Curtis Townsend, MHA, RN
Learner Outcome: Upon completion of this course, you will be able to understand the dynamics of Heart Failure; interpret the signs and symptoms of heart failure, medication modalities, and treatment modalities that can improve Heart Failure survival; and understand advancing technologies in device and medication management of Heart Failure.
ANCC Disclosure: The planners and presenters of this course have no conflicts of interest and there was no commercial support of this activity. The course will provide 0.40 contact hours of CNE, upon complete review of course module, successful completion of quiz, and submitting an evaluation. Course expires 2/28/2023.
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The Emergency Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Provider Unit No. P0232
The Emergency Nurses Association is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #2322.