Relieving Suffering in Patients with Heart Failure
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
- List four dietary recommendations for heart failure
What You’ll Earn
Only CAPC members who are logged in can earn the following free Continuing Education Credits:
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- Case Management: 1.50 CE
- Nursing: 1.25 CNE
- Social Work: 1.50 CE (NASW)
- Social Work: 1.50 CE (NYSED)
Tools & Resources
This document provides points to consider when managing the care of patients with heart failure.
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.
Sean M. Marks, MD. Associate Professor, Medical College of Wisconsin.
Brittany Chambers, MPH, MCHES. Associate Director of Education, Center to Advance Palliative Care.
Brynne Hunter, MSIT. Education Technology Program Manager, Center to Advance Palliative Care.
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.
Karl Bezak, MD. Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Palliative Care and Medical Ethics, University of Pittsburgh (UPMC).*
Dara Duncan, RN. Hospice and Palliative Care Registered Nurse, Wiener Family Palliative Care Unit Mount Sinai Hospital.
Maria Gatto, MA, APRN, ACHPN, APHN-BC
Gabrielle Langmann, MD. Clinical Instructor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Section of Palliative Care and Medical Ethics, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center; Master’s of Science in Medical Education Candidate, University of Pittsburgh.*
David Rand DO, MPH. Palliative Care Fellow, Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine
*indicates ABIM Peer Reviewer