Congestive Heart Failure is an intimidating and devastating condition, for patients and caregivers alike. Rehabilitation for those with Heart Failure is under-represented, and often part of a 'cardiac rehab' protocol- though the needs of those with HF can be very different.
This seminar provides an overview of Congestive Heart Failure, updated evidence and treatment pathways, and information that therapists and nurses working with patients will find practical and usable. CHF affects 23 million worldwide, and over 6 million in the US alone. Increasingly, people with CHF are receiving post-acute care in rehabilitation hospitals and at home, and the clinicians caring for them need up-to-date and effective information to provide the best care possible.
Presented by a physical therapist with years of experience in in-patient rehab (acute and sub-acute) and home-care, this course discusses common fears and misconceptions, debunks myths related to treatment, and provides the participant with education to make informed decisions about the plan of care they design. Useful ‘cheat sheets’, assessment tools, supplies and an extensive manual inform the package that is included with this practical and user-friendly seminar.
We have adapted this information to then be immediately applicable to the clinician working in the home, with tools and resources that can be used the next day!
What will you learn?
- Differentiate the different types of heart failure, and how to identify them in clinical practice.
- Distinguish how to proceed with treatment based on the New York Heart Association Functional Classification scale.
- Identify co-morbidities that are highly correlated with heart failure and their implications on clinical practice.
- Appreciate a comprehensive review of the literature related to clinical pathways and treatment of heart failure.
- Teach patients and caregivers to identify risk factors and warning signs associated with heart failure.
- Design an individualized treatment plan based on history and assessment findings presented in case studies along with research presented during this course.
- Appreciate continued care and community support, and their role in heart failure rehab.