If you are a member of SC AHEC this course is free with an enrollment key which you may obtain from the AHEC contact person within your organization.

If you are purchasing this course the cost is $50.00.  

Course Description

This course will discuss the pathophysiology, assessment, management and treatment, and important studies related to heart failure.


John Paguntalan PhD APRN-BC

Target Audience

Nurses, Respiratory Therapists and other interested healthcare professionals

Learning Outcomes

After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify the pathophysiology and causes of heart failure.
    1. Describe the assessment and physical examination for heart failure.
    2. Discuss the differential diagnoses and work-up for heart failure.
    3. Describe the treatment and medications for heart failure.
    4. Discuss important studies in heart failure.
    5. Identify latest evidence in the management of heart failure.

Length of Course

2.0 hours

Credit Statements

Licensed Nurses: Upstate AHEC is an accredited provider of Nursing Professional Development by the American Nurses Credentialing Centers Commission on Accreditation.

This continuing education activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours for licensed nurses. This participant has also earned 0.5 pharmacology hours.

Respiratory Care Practitioners: 2.0 clock hours will be awarded by Upstate AHEC, an approved provider of continuing education for respiratory care practitioners by the SC Board of Medical Examiners.

,strong>Other: This educational offering provides 0.2 CEUs (2.0 clock hour) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement

Upstate AHEC's conflict of interest policy requires faculty to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials.

Speakers have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in education activities. Please see individual activities for any conflicts of interest.

Provisions of these educational activities by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC, SCNA or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with activities.