Medication Treatments for the Heart Failure Patient
Expiration Date: April 2019
1.1 Contact Hour ANCC
The purpose of this activity is to provide more information about new medications for heart failure patients, what not to give, polypharmacy, and algorithms to titrate.
- Readers will understand standard HF drugs and helpful algorithms to use and titrate those medications.
- Readers will understand the two newest medications for treatment of HF; sacubitril/valsartan and ivabradine.
- Readers will learn which medications to watch out for that could be harmful for HF patients.
- Readers will understand how to help HF patients stay adherent with taking their medications.
Peggy Kirkwood, RN, MSN, ACNPC, CHFN, AACC
Planning committee members have no real or perceived conflicts of interest that relate to this activity.
Marie Galvao, MSN, ANP-BC, CHFN
Robert L. Page II, PharmD, MSPH, FAHA, FHFSA, FCCP
Kismet Rasmusson, DNP, FNP-BC, FAHA, CHFN
Maria Fe White, MSN, FNP/ACNP-BC, AACC
Faculty members have no real or perceived conflicts of interest that relate to this activity.
ANCC Accreditation Statement
This activity is provided by the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses (AAHFN).
The American Association of Heart Failure Nurses (AAHFN) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Learners are advised that accredited status does not imply endorsement by the provider or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with an activity.
There is no commercial support for this activity.
Requirement for successful completion
Read the issue in its entirety and the accreditation information below; the articles that have the education logo next to it are part of the enduring educational activity The Connection Issue 51 Topic: Medication Treatments for the Heart Failure Patient . Access the post test, successfully pass it with a minimal score of 70% and submit an evaluation and receive a certificate of completion. Participants who successfully complete this activity in its entirety will be awarded 1.1 contact hour.