Congestive Heart Failure


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Start Date

1 Jan 2023

Last Review Date

1 Jan 2023

Expiration Date

31 Dec 2025

Estimated Time To Finish

150 Minutes

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Activity Description

Heart failure is a complex clinical syndrome in which the heart cannot pump enough blood to meet the body's requirements. It results from any disorder that impairs ventricular filling or ejection of blood to the systemic circulation. Patients usually present with fatigue and dyspnea, reduced exercise tolerance, and fluid retention (pulmonary and peripheral edema). This activity reviews the evaluation and management of congestive heart failure and highlights the role of the healthcare team in improving care for patients with this condition.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of individuals in nursing.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Review the pathophysiology of congestive heart failure.
  • Describe the diagnostic approach to patients presenting with clinical features of congestive heart failure.
  • Outline the management of congestive heart failure.
  • Explain the importance of collaboration and communication among the interprofessional team to educate the patients on the importance of medication compliance to improve outcomes for those with congestive heart failure.


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