The Beat Goes On: How to Assess Patients with Heart Failure

Description

Recent advancements in heart failure management create an even more vital role for today’s pharmacists. In this session, two experts will explore the effective clinical support and cost implications of the latest heart failure medications. Learn how to assess patients with heart failure, provide medication therapy management, and support adherence to treatment—without missing a beat.

Pharmacist Learning Objectives

At the completion of this application-based activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss validated patient assessment tools that are appropriate for pharmacists to use when assessing patients with heart failure.
  2. Evaluate pharmacologic options for the management of heart failure.
  3. Apply evidence-based findings and recommendations regarding the risks and benefits of pharmacologic treatments for heart failure to patient cases.
  4. Develop a care plan for a patient with heart failure that encompasses evidence-based medicine and pharmacoeconomic considerations.
  5. Describe the role of the pharmacist in a heart failure service that incorporates validated patient assessment tools.
 
 
 
Speakers:
Lynne
Lynne Sylvia, PharmD
Senior Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Cardiology
Tufts Medical Center
 
Robert
Robert Page, PHARMD
 
Learning Level: Level 2
Track: Clinical Patient Care and Services
Session Time Slot(s): 
Date: 
Sunday, March 18
Time: 
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: 
Music City Center - Room 101A-B
ACPE Pharmacist: 0202-0000-18-047-L05-P
CEUs Pharmacist: 0.15
Activity Type:
Application-based