UW School of Nursing
May 13, 2022
Adult/Geriatric Drug Therapy 2019 | Heart Failure
Adult/Geriatric Drug Therapy 2019
Heart Failure: Focused Update in Older Adults
Debra Laurent, MN, ARNP, ACNP
Cardiovascular and Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Swedish Heart and Vascular Institute, Seattle; Clinical Assistant Professor, BIobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems, School of Nursing, University of Washington, Seattle
Advanced practice nurse practitioners, especially adult, geriatric and family nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurses, pharmacists and other interested healthcare professionals.
Objectives for Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this module, participants will be better able to:
- Review typical and atypical HF symptoms presented by older adults.
- Explain the role of BNP/proBNP in the screening, diagnosis, follow up and prognosis of HF in the older adult.
- Discuss pharmacologic management of patients including newer agents.
- Review educational material that may assist older adults in managing their disease.