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Heart Failure Training for Community Nurses

National Institute for Prevention and Cardiovascular Health

Saturday, 29 February 2020 from 09:00 to 13:30 (GMT)

Heart Failure Training for Community Nurses

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HF Training for Nurses 9h 38m Free  

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This free educational event specifically targets nurses working in the community and aims to equip these nurses with the necessary skills and knowledge to enhance their management of heart failure patients.

Saturday, February 29th, 2020

Croí Heart & Stroke Centre, Galway

8:30 - 9:00

Registration

9:00 - 9:15

Introduction and meeting objectives

9:15 - 9:45

Practical guide to heart failure

-         Definition of heart failure and classification of HF

-         Pathophysiology of HF including RAAS / NP system

-         Diagnosing HF, including relevant investigations, when to order and how to interpret

-         Multi-morbidity awareness - diabetes, COPD, renal impairment, iron deficiency, arrhythmia

-         Local referral pathway to HF clinic / ICNS (integrated CNS)

9:45 – 10:30

ESC guidelines - how to interpret pharmacological and device therapies

-         ESC guidelines – Nurse-led HF clinics vs. standard care

-         Drug therapy – why and when to initiate, monitoring, problem solving and therapies to avoid

-         Device therapy

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 - 11:40

Practical tips and tricks

-         Role of the Practice Nurse in HF – Model of care

-         Definition of self-management in HF – Sláintecare / Self-care framework

-         Assessment and symptom recognition – nurses’ and patients’ perspective

-         Lifestyle modification education – exercise, diet

-         Lifestyle advice – travel, vaccinations

-         Medication compliance

11:40 - 12:30

Implementing HF guidelines in daily practice

-         Assessment and management of decompensation of HF

-         Optimisation of HF therapy - problem solving

-         Laboratory and diagnostic tests, their relevance

-         Palliative care

12:30 - 13:30

Discussion of cases, Q &A

-         Patient case discussions X4

-         Ask us anything

13:30

Lunch and meeting close

 

Do you have questions about Heart Failure Training for Community Nurses? Contact National Institute for Prevention and Cardiovascular Health

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Croi Heart & Stroke Centre
Moyola Lane
Newcastle
H91 FF68 Galway
Ireland

Saturday, 29 February 2020 from 09:00 to 13:30 (GMT)


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