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Medication Management, Musculoskeletal Health

The GP’s role in heart failure management

Heart failure is the most rapidly growing cardiovascular condition worldwide, imposing a substantial burden in terms of life expectancy, quality of life and health care costs. Repeated hospitalisation, high readmission rates and poor overall survival are key features of chronic heart failure. This program will assist GPs to identify patients at an earlier stage of […]

DURATION

1 hr

PROFESSION

Physician

# OF CREDITS

2

ACCREDITATION

RACGP CPD Program

EXPIRY DATE

2023-05-09

Heart failure is the most rapidly growing cardiovascular condition worldwide, imposing a substantial burden in terms of life expectancy, quality of life and health care costs. Repeated hospitalisation, high readmission rates and poor overall survival are key features of chronic heart failure.

This program will assist GPs to identify patients at an earlier stage of the disease, detail effective interventions and thereby help GPs delay disease progression for their patients with heart failure.

This online learning program will help GPs gain confidence in identifying symptoms and signs of heart failure, implement management algorithms as per published guidelines in the care of heart failure patients, identify and manage potential side effects of medicines used to treat heart failure. The course details the range of treatment options available to manage heart failure, and features elements of a multidisciplinary team-based approach to improve outcomes for patients with heart failure.


This program is supported by an independent educational grant provided from Novartis.

Faculty

Dr James Cafaro,
General Practitioner
Adelaide, South Australia

Dr James Gunton,
Cardiologist
Adelaide, South Australia

Learning objectives

On completion of this program, GPs will be better able to:

  • Demonstrate increased confidence in identifying symptoms and signs of heart failure (NYHA class II-III heart failure patients)
  • Describe the range of treatment options available to manage heart failure
  • Implement management algorithms as per published guidelines in the care of heart failure patients
  • Identify and manage potential side effects of medicines used to treat heart failure
  • Outline the benefit of a multidisciplinary team approach in managing patients with heart failure

Accreditation

This Active Learning Module has been approved by RACGP CPD Program for 2 CPD points.

Activity no. 258673

Members are able to claim CPD activity points for 2 points through 'Quick log' on their RACGP CPD Dashboard.

Cost of course:  
Free
# of credits: 2
Duration: 1 hr

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