Pediatric Heart Failure

1.0 Contact Hour. This continuing education activity rate is $10 for NAPNAP Members and for $20 non members. The Acute Care SIG is pleased to present this offering regarding cardiomyopathy and pediatric heart failure. It is critical that pediatric nurse practitioners are informed about the unique presentation of children in heart failure and the numerous etiologies that may lead to this diagnosis in order to appropriately diagnose and promote optimal outcomes in affected patients.  This presentation will describe the pathophysiology, diagnostic strategies, and therapeutic interventions required by this vulnerable population of children and adolescents. 

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This continuing education activity is administered by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) as an Agency providing continuing education credit. Individuals who complete this program and earn a 70% or higher score on the post test will be awarded 1.0  NAPNAP contact hour.

Target Audience

Pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses

Learning Objectives

  • Define contemporary pediatric heart failure
  • Explore the pathophysiology and classifications of heart failure
  • Discuss the five classifications of cardiomyopathy
  • Identify unique features of physical exam, patient history, serum biomarkers and echocardiography images. 
  • Overview of the current trends in the pharmacologic management of acute and chronic heart failure in the pediatric population.
Course summary
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  • 1.00 Contact hours
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Jenny Strelsin, MSN, CPNP-AC, Le Bonheur Heart institute

Disclosure: None to report

Correspondence: email

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Contact hours


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