Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Acute/Chronic Heart Failure: Assessment, Management and Best Practice

This programme provides nurses, in all clinical areas, with evidenced based knowledge to critically develop their theoretical and practical understanding of caring for patients with acute/chronic heart failure.The content will focus on the pathophysiology, assessment, management of acute and chronic heart failure as per the ESC 2016 Guidelines, along with the role of patient education and 'self-management', enabling staff to provide optimal care to this patient group.

Programme duration 6 hours
Entry requirements Registered nurses and midwives
Accreditation
  • Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, RCSI Continuing Nursing & Midwifery Education Units: 6 CNMEUs
  • Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) Continuing Education Units: 6 CEUs
Assessment No
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Programme contact

Ms Catherine Clune Mulvaney, Operations & Education Manager, Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Fee

Programme aims

  • To provide registered nurses and midwives with up-to-date, evidenced based knowledge to critically develop nurses’ theoretical and practical understanding of acute /chronic heart failure as per the ESC 2016 Guidelines.
  • To support registered nurses and midwives in enhancing their confidence, skills and competences, with regard to managing the patient with acute/chronic heart failure.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this CPD programme, participants will be able to:
  • Critically discuss the epidemiology, aetiology and pathophysiology of heart failure.
  • Critically discuss the assessment of acute/chronic failure.
  • Critically discuss the management of the patient with acute/chronic heart failure.
  • Critically discuss the pharmacologic / device therapy management of the heart failure patient.
  • Critically discuss the role of patient education and promoting 'self management'.
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