presented by Cathy Wollman
Financial: Cathy Wollman receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.
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Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Cathy Wollman, DNP, RN, GNP-BC, CRNP
Dr. Wollman has been an educator and clinician for more than 35 years. She has worked as a gerontologic nurse practitioner at multiple sites of care across the health care system. She also served as director of senior health for a large health system and the coordinator of the nurse practitioner program for more than…Read full bio
1. Definition, Pathophysiology, and Common Causes of HF
This chapter will review the pathophysiology of HF as a syndrome. Nursing staff will be taught the significance of high-risk characteristics of the HF resident and evaluate the effects of other comorbidities on HF. Clinical data essential for safe transition of the HF resident from acute care will be included in this chapter.
2. Comprehensive Assessment and Management of Residents With HF
Signs and symptoms can change rapidly, and nursing staff must use critical thinking to safely manage residents with HF in the SNF. Common signs and symptoms of HF that place SNF residents at elevated risk for rehospitalization will be discussed in this chapter. An overview of evidence-based management of residents will include diagnostics, medications, and treatments. Physical examination skills will be reviewed. Specific roles of interdisciplinary team members in evidence-based HF management will be examined.
3. Case Study Part 1
Part 1 of the case study will summarize and synthesize the learning acquired in the first course on nursing care for high-risk residents with HF. Interactive technology will allow the learner to use his/her knowledge and skills to achieve the desired outcomes for a complex resident with HF.