Heart Failure: Current Treatments and Readmission Avoidance
HF can have a devastating impact on the quality of life of individuals. An effective multidisciplinary team approach for optimal management of HF is needed. This presentation will review the relationship of the team members and their impact on HF through screening, diagnosing, treatment, pharmaceutical management, and prevention of readmission. The relationship between physical and mental health and its potential impact will be reviewed and, through the use of case study examples, optimal clinical management strategies for HF will be explored.
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to
- Explore clinical features, risk factors, co-morbidity, evaluation, treatment and admission avoidance for HF.
- State the relationship between HF and depression and its impact on HF.
- Discuss the importance of a multidisciplinary approach when treating HF.
- Identify optimal clinical management strategies for HF through case study examples.
Mohammed A. Mirza, MD
Senior Behavioral Health Medical Director
Sandra (Sandy) Parks, RPh
Optum, Population Health Management
James H. Steg, MD
National Medical Director
Advanced Illness, Life Navigator, and MyCarePath Programs
Heart Failure Program Subject Matter Expert
Optum, Population Health Management
Sarah Chart, RN
Eden Prairie, MN
Rebecca Gleason, RN, CCM
Eden Prairie, MN
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Ms. Chart and Ms. Gleason have indicated that they are employees of and own stock in UnitedHealth Group.
The remaining activity faculty or planners have no financial relationships to disclose.
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- Completing the entire activity
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CE credit was calculated by the complexity of content.
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Credit Designation Statements
This activity was planned by and for the health care team, and learners will receive 1.00 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.
OptumHealth Education designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
The participant will be awarded up to 1.00 contact hour(s) of credit for attendance and completion of supplemental materials.
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.
The Commission for Case Manager Certification has approved this program for a maximum of 1.00 clock hour(s) for Certified Case Managers (CCM).
This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hour(s) (0.1 CEU) in states that recognize ACPE.
Attending the full program will earn 1.00 contact hour(s). Unique Activity Number(s): JA0007123-0000-18-000-H01-P/T
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This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of case managers, nurses, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and physicians interested in heart failure (HF).
- 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacists
- 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacy Technicians
- 1.00 AMA - Physicians
- 1.00 ANCC - Nurses
- 1.00 Attendance - General Attendance
- 1.00 CCMC - General - Case Managers