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Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy: An Approach To Reducing Heart-Failure Readmissions

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Online CE Expiration: 01/01/2019
1.15 Contact Hours
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This article will provide nurses with information on how to care for patients with HF who receive CRT by identifying the problem of readmissions for patients with HF, understanding the role of CRT in HF treatment, and the nurse’s role in managing HF.

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Overview

Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) can help reduce readmissions in patients with heart failure (HF). It uses an implanted cardiac device to boost the heart’s efficiency and improve blood flow. CRT is intended for HF patients with ejection fractions (EFs) of 35% or less.

This article will provide nurses with information on how to care for patients with HF who receive CRT by identifying the problem of readmissions for patients with HF, understanding the role of CRT in HF treatment, and the nurse’s role in managing HF.

List Price:
$20.00
ANA Member Price:
$15.00

For bulk or invoice purchases, please contact customerservice@ana.org

Key Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify the problem of readmissions for patients with heart failure (HF).
  2. State the role of cardiac resynchronization therapy in HF treatment.
  3. Discuss the nurse’s role in managing HF.

Location Details

Presented by

Nancy M. Albert, PhD, CCNS, CHFN, CCRN, NE-BC, FAHA, FAAN

Dr. Albert is associate chief nursing officer for Cleveland Clinic’s Office of Nursing Research and Innovation and a clinical nurse specialist at Cleveland Clinic’s Kaufman Center for Heart Failure. She has been a clinical nurse specialist in heart failure since 1996. Prior to that, she was a NM of the coronary intensive care unit and a clinical instructor of medical cardiology in the Nursing Department. Dr. Albert developed and managed a heart failure clinic from 2000-2003 and has been treating patients independently in the advanced heart failure clinic since 2005. She is a nurse scientist and her primary population of interests are patients with heart failure. Dr. Albert has published over 200 papers/book chapters that are predominantly focused on heart failure.

The American Nurses Association Center for Continuing Education and Professional Development is accredited as a provider of continuing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

ANCC Provider Number 0023

ANA is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP6178

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