Heart failure learning module 3: lifestyle modifications and pharmacological treatment of heart failure

Released 24 May 2024     Expires: 24 May 2026      Programme: Heart failure 2 CPD/CME credits

Sponsorship Statement: Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd has provided OmniaMed Communications Ltd with an arm’s length sponsorship towards the update of the BJC e-learning programme for heart failure.

Designed to give healthcare professionals an understanding of the non-pharmacological and pharmacological management of heart failure, it is one of several modules in our heart failure programme.

Module first published: 23 September 2014
Revised module released: 01 November 2017
2nd revision released: 07 May 2020
3rd revision released: 24 May 2024
Module revised in 2017, 2020 and 2024 by Dr Joe Cuthbert, (Honorary Consultant Cardiologist, Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust; Senior Lecturer in Cardiology, Hull York Medical School) in association with Professor Andrew Clark (Chair in Clinical Cardiology, Hull York Medical School)

Learning objectives

After completing this module, participants should be better able to:

  • Understand the aims of heart failure (HF) treatment
  • Recognise the role of the primary care team in HF management
  • Recognise the role of lifestyle modifications (weight control, smoking cessation, exercise)
  • Understand the treatment options available for acute and chronic HF
  • Understand the modes of action of the different therapeutic agents prescribed

Faculty

Dr Joe Cuthbert, Honorary Consultant Cardiologist, Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust; Senior Lecturer in Cardiology, Hull York Medical School.
In association with Professor Andrew Clark, Chair in Clinical Cardiology, Hull York Medical School

Original faculty

Professor Andrew Clark, Chair in Clinical Cardiology, Hull York Medical School
Dr Paul Kalra, Consultant Cardiologist, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust
Dr Donah Zachariah, Cardiology Research Fellow, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Accreditation

2 CPD/CME credits, 2 hours
BJC Learning has assigned two hours of CPD/CME credit to this module

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