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“Heart Failure Guidelines: Preserved Ejection Fraction & Co-morbidities”

As part of its Critical Care Webinar Series, AACN presents: “Heart Failure Guidelines: Preserved Ejection Fraction & Co-morbidities”

Patients with heart failure require optimal management to ensure symptom management and prevent disease progression. Current Heart Failure Guidelines recommend differentiating heart failure with preserved ejection fraction from heart failure with reduced ejection fraction to determine the best plan of care. As noted in the guidelines, all patients with heart failure also benefit from careful management of the co-existing medical conditions that impact cardiac function. Complementing information presented in the webinar will explain the diagnosis of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction and the latest recommendations for managing this commonly under-recognized disorder. Dr. Westlake will also review the recommendations for managing hypertension, anemia and sleep-disordered breathing, three co-morbidities that impact the severity of heart failure. A case study will be used to illustrate the application of heart failure guidelines to patient care.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe how the two major categories of heart failure are differentiated based on ejection fraction
  2. Apply guideline directed strategies for managing heart failure with preserved ejection fraction
  3. Identify current recommendations for the management of hypertension, anemia and sleep disordered breathing in patients with heart failure


Cheryl A. Westlake, Ph.D., RN, ACNS-BC, PN, FHFSA, FAHA

Population: Adult, Geriatric. Role: Educator, APRN, Staff

Continuing Education information: Contact Hours 1.00; CERP A 1.00

Accreditation – The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC’s) Commission on Accreditation, ANCC Provider Number 0012 (60 min contact hour). AACN has been approved as a provider of continuing education in nursing by the California State Board of Nursing, California Provider number CEP01036 for 1.2 contact hours (50 min contact hour).

AACN programming meets the standards for most states that require mandatory continuing education contact hours for license and/or certification renewal. AACN recommends consulting with your state board of nursing or credentialing organization before submitting CE to fulfill continuing education requirements.