Chronic Heart Failure Monograph contains the educational content from the Society of Critical Care Medicine's (SCCM) 2016 Congress session, Optimizing Treatment and Improving Care Transitions in Chronic Heart Failure. This publication contains discussions from expert faculty on the epidemiology, pathophysiology and diagnosis of chronic heart failure and how strategies to decrease hospital readmission rates and overall costs through better diagnosis and disease management impact patient outcomes. Safety, efficacy, and clinical application of the current and emerging therapeutics, the new recommendation for the management of chronic heart failure, and appropriate strategies to optimize pharmacological treatment of chronic heart failure are also discussed. A posttest is included.
Physicians, nurses and pharmacists are eligible to receive 0.5 hours of continuing education credit. This opportunity is available through October 2017.
Supported by an educational grant from Amgen