120 minutes including a Q&A
• The on-demand recording to watch later at your convenience
• A handout in PDF format for viewing or self-printing
• A certificate of completion
• How do patients with heart failure actually present and what does their physical assessment look like?
• What are the classification and stages of heart failure?
• How is heart failure actually diagnosed?
• Slowing the Spiral: What are the current therapies and treatments for heart failure optimization focusing on: in-depth review of triple therapy including Angiotension Converting Enzyme inhibitors (ACEi), beta blockers and mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists (MRAs) and emerging medical therapies of sacubitril–valsartan and SGLT2 inhibitors
Heart Failure is a common, disabling and deadly disorder leading to high numbers of hospitalizations and morbidity despite the tremendous benefit that ACE inhibitors have offered. The dramatic deterioration in quality of life and prognosis when a patient progresses from asymptomatic left ventricular dysfunction to overt heart failure is a major challenge for physicians and nurses. This webinar will focus on recent and more comprehensive nursing and medical interventions that are improving outcomes and quality of life for heart failure patient.
Who Should Attend?:
• Medical Surgical, Cardiac, ER, ICU, CVICU and Cath Lab Nurses
• Medical Students, Allied Cardiac Staff; Cardiac and Med-Surg Educators
• Nurses in Rural and Urban Settings; Transition Coordinators
• Educators in Long Term care and Home Care
Christopher Coltman, RN, BScN
Christopher Coltman, a graduate of the UofA Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, has been engaged in cardiac and cardiovascular surgical nursing for over 25 years. He has worked in a variety or settings and countries, including Montreal, London (England) and in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He has extensive experience in the area of acute coronary syndrome, heart failure and cardiovascular surgery. Chris is well known as an excellent teacher, having over 17 years of teaching experience, and has taught a number of sessions on a variety of topics where his passion for teaching and cardiac care shows. He is currently the Clinical Nurse Educator in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit at the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary.