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.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP#13791



Relias LLC reports to CEBroker for the following boards (Provider # 50-1489): Arkansas State Board Of Nursing, District Of Columbia Board Of Nursing, Florida Board Of Nursing, Georgia Board Of Nursing, New Mexico Board Of Nursing, South Carolina Board Of Nursing and  West Virginia Board Of Examiners For Registered Professional Nurses


Please check the licenses/certifications section under my account (after logging in) to make sure you have entered a valid license number. This information is required for correct reporting of your course completions to CE Broker.



None of the planners/faculty, unless otherwise noted, for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.