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Diagnosis and management of chronic heart failure in general practice

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This education is accredited: RACGP 40 CPD, ACRRM 6 CME PD.

Heart failure is a significant health issue in Australia, with complex diagnostic and management methods that must be tailored to each patient. This ALM comprehensively covers the many stages of heart failure management including the identification of risk factors, diagnosis and investigations, pharmacological and non-pharmacological management, management of progression and comorbidities, the use of implantable devices and end-of-life care, and multidisciplinary care programs.

By completing this learning activity, participants will be able to:

  • Recognise the aetiology, risk factors, signs and symptoms of chronic heart failure (CHF).
  • Investigate CHF to determine an accurate diagnosis and prognosis for optimal management.
  • Use current evidence-based recommendations for the pharmacological treatment of CHF.
  • Implement non-pharmacological approaches to CHF management, particularly nurse-led patient education to encourage self-management.
  • Discuss the benefits of general practice led models of care that focus on co-ordination of AHP and specialist services and how these may improve outcomes for CHF patients.

This activity is sponsored by Novartis.

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Components
Diagnosis and Management of Chronic Heart Failure in General Practice - Predisposing Activity
Diagnosis and Management of Chronic Heart Failure in General Practice - Module 1 of 6
Diagnosis and Management of Chronic Heart Failure in General Practice - Module 2 of 6
Diagnosis and Management of Chronic Heart Failure in General Practice - Module 3 of 6
Diagnosis and Management of Chronic Heart Failure in General Practice - Module 4 of 6
Diagnosis and Management of Chronic Heart Failure in General Practice - Module 5 of 6
Diagnosis and Management of Chronic Heart Failure in General Practice - Module 6 of 6
Diagnosis and Management of Chronic Heart Failure in General Practice - Reinforcing Activity
Diagnosis and Management of Chronic Heart Failure in General Practice - Evaluation