Cardiovascular disease - Part 2: Heart Failure (AJP September 2019)

Accredited CPD
Group 2

Provider: Australian Journal of Pharmacy
Author: Assoc Prof Louis Roller and Dr Jenny Gowan

CPD Credits: 3


Designed to give an overview of the causes, symptoms, and treatments of heart failure

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

  1. describe what is meant by heart failure;
  2. differentiate between reduced left ventricular ejection fraction LVEF(HFrEF) and preserved LVEF (HFpEF);
  3. describe some of the common symptoms of heart failure;
  4. describe the New York Heart Association (NYHA) classification of functional disability in heart failure;
  5. describe the types of medicines used in the management of heart failure;
  6. identify medicine-related problems for patients using medicines for the management of heart failure;
  7. propose strategies to improve adherence to medicines for heart failure

The 2016 Competency Standards addressed by this activity include: 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.5, 3.6, 5.3

Accreditation number: CX19051    Accreditation expires: 01/09/2021
This activity has been accredited for 1.5 hours of Group One CPD (or 1.5 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan, which may be converted to 1.5 hours of Group Two CPD (or 3.0 CPD credits) upon successful completion of the associated assessment activity.