Home Study: Management of Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction

Evidence supporting heart failure treatment guidelines are rapidly evolving. With evolving guideline recommendations, both providers and pharmacists need to be aware of changes in order to optimize patient care. By providing education of updated guidelines, it is the goal to enhance pharmacist knowledge of the guidelines in order to ensure their success.

Target Audience

Pharmacist

Learning Objectives

• Describe the clinical signs and symptoms of a patient with heart failure

• Define and classify heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) according to the functional classes of the New York Heart Association (NYHA) and stages of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA)

• Evaluate the evidence supporting guideline-directed medication therapy (GDMT) for HFrEF

• Design an evidence-based regimen for a patient with HFrEF

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy
    The UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.
Course opens: 
03/27/2022
Course expires: 
03/27/2023

Evidence supporting heart failure treatment guidelines are rapidly evolving. With evolving guideline recommendations, both providers and pharmacists need to be aware of changes in order to optimize patient care. By providing education of updated guidelines, it is the goal to enhance pharmacist knowledge of the guidelines in order to ensure their success.

UPMC Pinnacle
Harrisburg, PA
United States

Theresa Nguyen, PharmD

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh 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.

Pharmacy (CPE)
This knowledge-based activity provides 1.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy
    The UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.
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