What You’ll Learn
- Define the prevalence and burden of heart failure on patients, families, and the health care system
- Recognize and anticipate the disease trajectory of heart failure and its impact on prognosis and treatment
- Identify and address the sources of suffering for patients and families dealing with heart failure
What You’ll Earn
Only CAPC members who are logged in can earn the following free Continuing Education Credits:
- Case Management: 1.00 CE
- Medicine: 0.75 CME, 0.75 ABIM MOC (Medical Knowledge Only)
- Nursing: 1.00 CNE
- Social Work: 1.00 CE (NYSED)
- Social Work: 1.00 CE (NASW)
Tools & Resources
Brief (4-question) screening tool for anxiety and depression.
CMS guidance on eligibility for Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs).
CMS guidance on patient eligibility for Ventricular Assist Devices.
Indications for heart transplant and performing a pre-transplant evaluation using validated tools. Journal of Thoracic Disease, 2014.
Resources for family and other caregivers of people living with heart failure, including helpful information and online support groups. Created by the American Heart Association.
Drew Rosielle, MD, FAAHPM. Palliative Care, Fairview Health Services, University of Minnesota Medical School.
Lolita Melhado, MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC. Family Nurse Practitioner/Palliative Care, Gulf Coast Medical Center - Lee Memorial Health System.
Philip Higgins, PhD, LICSW. President, Lighthouse Counseling of Salem, Inc.
Nathan Goldstein, MD. Associate Professor, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine; Associate Professor, Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
Melissa Bakar, MD. Assistant Professor, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.*
Komal D’Souza, MD. Palliative Medicine, Northwestern Medicine.*
Megan E. Rau, MD. Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
*indicates ABIM Peer Reviewer