Managing Heart Failure in Primary Care: A Quality Improvement
The "Managing Heart Failure in Primary Care: A Quality Improvement" program will help participants define heart failure and will provide background information on the epidemiology, etiology, and pathophysiology of chronic heart failure, strategies and tools to diagnose HF in primary care settings and will address management of heart failure in adults.
• State the epidemiology and risk factors for chronic heart failure.
• Differentiate between left and right heart failure (HF) and between systolic and diastolic failure.
• Describe the signs and symptoms of heart failure, and discuss tests of cardiac function.
• Manage HF patients according to evidence-based treatment guidelines, with focus on correct use of â-blockers and ACE inhibitors.
Presented by: Marian Sassetti, FAAFP
Assistant Professor Department Family Medicine Rush
University Medical School
Partner, Lake Street Family Physicians, Oak Park, Illinois
Faculty responsible for updating:
• Ellen Brull, MD
Family Medicine Associates of Lutheran General , Niles IL & Medical Director, Lutheran General Hospital Physicians Organization, Affiliated with Lutheran General Hospital
• Eli Lavie, MD, FACC
North Shore Cardiologists, Bannockburn & Grayslake, IL
• Eric Henley, MD, MPH
Professor and Head, Department of Family and Community Medicine
University of Illinois, Rockford , IL
• Dan J. Fintel, MD
Professor, Division of Cardiology
Northwestern University School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
• Jeffrey D. Tiemstra, MD
Assoc. Professor of Clinical Family Medicine, Department of Family Medicine
University of Illinois at Chicago, IL
• Eve Ackerman, RN, MS, ANP/CNP
Department of Family and Community Medicine
University of Illinois, Rockford, IL
AMA PRA Category 1 - The Illinois Academy of Family Physicians/Family Practice Education Network designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 credit ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Credit Expiration: January 1, 2013
Prescribed - This enduring material activity, Managing Heart Failure in Primary Care: A Quality Improvement Program: Quality Improvement Program, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 1.00Prescribed credit(s) by The American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP accreditation begins January 1, 2011. Term of approval is for two year(s) from this date, with option for yearly renewal.
Faculty Disclosure: The Illinois Academy of Family Physicians adheres to the conflict of interest policy of the ACCME and the AMA. It is the policy of Illinois AFP to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its educational activities. All individuals in a position to control the content in our programs are expected to disclose any relationships they may have with commercial companies whose products or services may be mentioned so that participants may evaluate the objectivity of the presentations. In addition, any discussion of off-label, experimental, or investigational use of drugs or devices will be disclosed by the faculty. Only those participants who have no conflict of interest or who agree to an identified resolution process prior to their participation were involved in the CME activity.
Speaker & Faculty Disclosure:
Marian Sassetti, MD, Ellen Brull, MD & Eli Lavie, MD disclosed no relevant financial relationship or interest with a proprietary entity producing health care goods or services
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