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Congestive Heart Failure and Heart Disease (Heart Failure)

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Congestive Heart Failure and Heart Disease (Heart Failure)

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SP013-CCG

This course provides an in-depth look at the medical condition called heart failure (congestive heart failure). The anatomy and function of a normal heart as well as changes that occur with heart failure are discussed. Information on the disease process, causes, and symptoms of heart failure provides the participant with a good understanding of this disease. Diagnostic tests for heart failure, medications for treatment, and common lifestyle changes will be presented to assist the participant in properly caring for residents with heart failure.
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Course Information:
  • Online Training Course
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Anatomy of the Heart and How the Healthy Heart Functions
  • The Disease Process of Congestive Heart Failure
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Congestive Heart Failure and Heart Disease (Heart Failure) Info:

Course Objectives

By the end of the course the participant will be able to:

  • Define congestive heart failure (heart failure).
  • Explain the anatomy of the heart and how the healthy heart functions.
  • Discuss the disease process of congestive heart failure.
  • Discuss the primary causes of heart failure.
  • Explain the symptoms that a person will experience who has heart failure.
  • Briefly discuss the exams and tests that may be conducted to diagnose heart failure.
  • Discuss the lifestyle modifications and ongoing care considerations that may help a person with heart failure.
  • List the common medications prescribed to persons with heart failure, and briefly describe the action of each type of medication.
  • Briefly discuss the end of life issues that may be important to have a resident consider for planning the future.


Course Outline

Hour One

  • Pretest
  • A. What is heart failure?
  • 1. Incidence
  • 2. Causes
  • 3. Treatment
  • B. Normal heart function
  • 1. Anatomy
  • 2. Right side of heart
  • 3. Left side of heart
  • 4. Heart valves
  • 5. Layers of the heart
  • 6. Coronary arteries
  • C. What happens with heart failure
  • 1. Left ventricle failure
  • 2. Fluid backup
  • 3. Complications
  • 4. Early stages
  • 5. Acute heart failure
  • D. Causes of heart failure
  • 1. Coronary artery disease
  • 2. High blood pressure
  • 3. Diabetes
  • 4. Other causes


Hour Two
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  • A. Diagnostic tests for heart failure
  • 1. Medical and family history
  • 2. Physical exam
  • 3. Diagnostic tests
  • a. EKG or ECG
  • b. Chest xray
  • c. BNP blood test
  • d. Others
  • B. Treatment of heart failure
  • 1. Lifestyle measures
  • a. Healthy eating
  • b. Weight
  • c. Physical activity
  • d. Smoking/drugs
  • e. Alcohol
  • f. Rest


Hour Three

  • A. Treatment of heart failure, cont.
  • 1. Medications
  • a. Diuretics (water or fluid pills)
  • b. ACE inhibitors
  • c. Angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARB)
  • d. Beta blockers
  • e. Vasodilators
  • f. Blood thinners
  • g. Digoxin
  • h. Other medications
  • 2. Ongoing care
  • a. Helping the resident
  • b. Involving family
  • B. Medical procedures and surgery
  • C. End of life issues
  • 1. Planning for the future
  • 2. Advance directive
  • 3. Living will
  • 4. Durable health care power of attorney
  • 5. POLST


  • Online Final Exam

    Instructor

    Sandra Flores, RN

    Sandra Flores, RN is a respected educator, consultant, and published author for the Assisted Living industry. Sandi is past president of the American Assisted Living Nurses Association representing the organization in Washington, DC as a board member of the Center for Excellence in Assisted Living. She serves as a consultant on resident care with over 3000 beds under clinical management. She also provides expert witness for legal review to industry providers. As an educator, Sandi has instructed more than twenty thousand residential care administrators and caregivers throughout the western United States. Sandi also co-authors a monthly column in the magazine Geriatric Nursing.

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