The Pharmacist’s Role in Managing Patients with Worsening Heart Failure
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Heart failure (HF) is a leading cause of hospitalization, and recurrent hospitalization is associated with persistent or worsening HF. Pharmacists play a vital role in the management of patients with HF, including medication initiation, dose titration and adjustment, medication reconciliation, and transitions of care. Additionally, for patients with worsening HF, cardiologists often collaborate with pharmacists, who can monitor patients more frequently and help them achieve their goals. Through this interactive, self-directed activity, pharmacists can easily access the latest evidence and guidance to support collaborative medication management and optimal use of guideline-driven therapy in patients with worsening HF and after recent HF hospitalization.
Upon completion of this activity, learners will be able to:
- Describe unmet needs and clinical practice gaps for complex patients with worsening HF
- Describe the impact of worsening heart failure on healthcare utilization and patient outcomes
- Recognize the effectiveness of novel therapies for patients who continue to experience symptoms and hospitalization due to worsening HF
- Employ pharmacist-led interventions to optimally introduce novel therapies into treatment paradigms for HF
Topic #2: Individualized Management for Patients With Worsening HFrEF
Topic #3: Opportunities With New and Emerging Therapies for Worsening HFrEF
Topic #4: Role of the Pharmacist on the collaborative Management Team
Cardiology Clinical Pharmacist
Inpatient Cardiothoracic Surgery/Cardiology Outpatient Clinic
St. Joseph's University Medical Center
Clinical Assistant Professor
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
The Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
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