Goal and Learning Outcomes

The goal of this continuing education program is to ensure that pharmacists, physicians, and nurses can benefit from a comprehensive review and update of guideline-directed medical care for patients with heart failure. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Discuss the goals of therapy for heart failure
  • Review epidemiology, impact, and prognosis of heart failure
  • Differentiate between old and new terms for heart failure such as systolic heart failure, diastolic heart failure, heart failure with reduced ejection fraction, heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, heart failure with borderline ejection fraction, and heart failure with improved ejection fraction
  • Review the role of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association staging and New York Heart Association functional classification in guiding treatment by the healthcare team
  • Identify the general approach to managing a patient with heart failure from a team perspective
  • Review nonpharmacological and pharmacological treatment options for the various stages and classifications of heart failure
  • Review patient-specific education points and self-care

Course Authors

Accreditation Information


In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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