Heart Failure

Heart Failure in the Post-Acute and Long Term Care Setting

Clinical Practice Guideline – CPE Self-Study Program

Credits: 2.0
Professional Approvals: CDR
Course Expiration: 06/11/2020

Course Description

The AMDA Clinical Practice Guideline Heart Failure in the Post-Acute and Long Term Care Setting is intended to help clinicians recognize, assess, and manage patients with heart failure.

Heart failure is a complex clinical syndrome that results from any structural or functional disorder that impairs the ability of the ventricles to fill with or eject blood at a rate needed by the body. It is a progressive disease associated with decreased life expectancy. About 10 per 1000 individuals aged over 65 will develop heart failure, and it is a common condition in post-acute care settings. Nutrition assessment can help identify potential interventions for patients with heart failure in the post-acute and/or long-term care setting.

Course Learning Objectives

After completing this continuing education course, the learner should be able to:

  1. Know the symptoms of heart failure.
  2. Understand lifestyle modifications that can help manage/treat heart failure in the post-acute/long-term care setting.
  3. Understand the role of weight changes in monitoring and managing heart failure.

CDR Learning Level: II

Suggested CDR Learning Needs Codes 

  • 3040 Food consumption, fluid balance
  • 5100 Elderly
  • 5040 Long-term, intermediate, assisted living
  • 5160 Cardiovascular Disease

Suggested CDR Performance Indicators

  • 8.1.4 Demonstrates knowledge of nutrient requirements throughout the life span and their role in health promotion and disease management.
  • 8.1.5 Applies medical nutrition therapy in disease prevention and management.
  • 8.2.3 Implements individualized services to reflect customer-centered approach as it pertains to the customer’s physical, social, cultural, institutional and economic environment.
  • 10.2.8 Establishes the plan of care, directly addressing the nutrition diagnosis in collaboration with the patient in defining the time, frequency and duration of the intervention.

Note: Numerous other CDR Learning Needs Codes and Performance Indicators may apply.

Professional Approvals

How to Complete CPE certificate

Printable CPE Questions Heart Failure in the Post-Acute and LTC Setting – AMDA CPG Course

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