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Doylestown, PA, United States, 2009/02/25 - As part of “Heart Month”, American Nurse Today has published the continuing education (CE) program, “Managing acute deompensated heart failure,” by Maria Held, MSN, CNS, and Marjorie Sturtz, MSN, CNP.
Nurses who successfully complete the program receive 1.8 contact hours/.5 pharmacology hours of CE credit.
Heart failure (HF) is the most common Medicare diagnosis-related group. About 5 million Americans have HF and at least 550,000 more are newly diagnosed each year.
“Although heart failure incidence hasn’t declined in the past 20 years, overall survival has improved,” Held and Sturtz write. Nurses play a pivotal role in that improvement by providing on-target care.
The authors focus on acute decompensated HF, including the body’s response, classification, medical treatment, and nursing care, including patient education. Both authors work at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. Held is a Clinical Nurse Specialist and Sturtz is a Certified Nurse Practitioner.
“Maria and Marjorie have written an excellent overview of the management of acute decompensated heart failure,” says Pamela Cipriano, PhD, RN, FAAN, NEA-BC, Editor-in-Chief of American Nurse Today. “Their article gives nurses the knowledge they need to help manage patients with heart failure from immediate life-saving treatment, through long term therapy so they can live their lives at the highest functional level possible.”
American Nurse Today reaches 175,000 nurses including 160,000 members of ANA. In addition to keeping nurses abreast of ANA’s advocacy for the profession, American Nurse Today (americannursetoday.com) provides valuable, peer-reviewed, evidence based clinical, practical and career information that nurses can assimilate into their busy practices immediately.
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