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Webcast: Diagnosis, Classification and Treatment of Heart Failure in Older Adults
  • CME
  • CE

In this interactive Webcast, expert faculty review the challenges of managing older adults with HF, including diagnosis, staging, and developing individualized management plans.
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Margaret Bowers, DNP, FNP-BC
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Gregg C. Fonarow, MD
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Elizabeth Pogge, PharmD
Physicians: maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Registered Nurses: 1.0 Nursing contact hour
Pharmacists: 1.0 contact hour (0.1 CEUs)
Released: May 18, 2020 Expiration: May 17, 2021

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of HF in older adult patients
  • Select appropriate testing to confirm the diagnosis of HF in older adult patients
  • Stage and classify (HFrEF vs. HFpEF) a patient’s HF based on their clinical presentation, current guidelines, and diagnostic testing
  • Describe treatment options, including newly available agents, and consider factors relevant to pharmacotherapy selection for older adult patients with HF
  • Develop an individualized management strategy for an older adult patient with HF incorporating both pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions

Nursing Learning Outcome

After completing this activity, the learner will be able to classify and outline optimal treatment and management of heart failure in older adults.

Information on this Educational Activity


Margaret Bowers, DNP, FNP-BC
Associate Professor
Duke Universtiy School of Nursing
Durham, North Carolina
Margaret Bowers, DNP, FNP-BC, has no relevant conflict of interest to report.
Gregg C. Fonarow, MD

Director, Ahmanson-UCLA Cardiomyopathy Center
Co-Director, UCLA Preventative Cardiology Program
Co-Chief, UCLA Division of Cardiology
The Eliot Corday Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine and Science
Los Angeles, California

Gregg C. Fonarow, MD, has disclosed that he has received consulting fees from Amgen, Janssen, Medtronic, and Novartis and has served on a speaker bureau for Novartis.
Elizabeth Pogge, PharmD

Department of Pharmacy Practice
College of Pharmacy-Glendale
Midwestern University
Glendale, Arizona

Elizabeth Pogge, PharmD, MPH, BCPS-AQ Cardiology, FASCP, FAzPA, has no relevant conflict of interest to report.


Carolyn Skowronski, PharmD

Associate Director, Scientific Services

Carolyn Skowronski, PharmD, has no relevant conflicts of interest to report.
Kiran D. Mir-Hudgeons, PhD

Manager, Editorial Operations

Kiran Mir-Hudgeons, has no relevant conflicts of interest to report.
Lillian McVey

Editorial Contributor

Lillian McVey, has no relevant conflicts of interest to report.

The University of Cincinnati, American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ), the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA), and the peer/content reviewers for this activity have no relevant conflict of interest to report.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for primary care physicians, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, and consultant or senior care pharmacists who care for older adults.


The goal of this initiative is to increase knowledge and competence among primary care physicians, gerontological advanced practice nurses, other clinicians, and senior care pharmacists in the diagnosis and management of HF in older adults.


Physician Continuing Medical Education

The University of Cincinnati is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit Designation

The University of Cincinnati designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

*The American Academy of Physician Assistants, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the American Nurses Credentialing Center accept certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Nursing Continuing Education

This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) ,  the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA), the University of Cincinnati, the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists and Clinical Care Options.

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP5387.

A maximum of 1.0 contact hour, which includes 30 minutes of pharmacology content, may be earned by learners who successfully complete this continuing nursing education activity.

Continuing Pharmacy Education

The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. ASCP designates this continuing education activity for 1.0 contact hour (0.10 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

Universal Activity Number: 0203-9999-20-040-H01-P

Type of Activity: Application
You must view the activity in its entirety, receive a test score of at least 65%, and respond to all evaluation questions to receive CPE credit. Partial credit will not be granted. The course should be posted to CPE Monitor within 60 days of evaluation completion.

Program Medium

This program has been made available online.

Instructions for Credit

Participation in this self-study activity should be completed in approximately 1.0 hours. To successfully complete this activity and receive credit, participants must follow these steps during the period from May 18, 2020, through May 17, 2021:

1. Register online at http://www.clinicaloptions.com.
2. Read the target audience, learning objectives, and faculty disclosures.
3. Study the educational activity online or printed out.
4. Submit answers to the posttest questions and evaluation questions online.

You must receive a test score of at least 65% and respond to all evaluation questions to receive a certificate. After submitting the evaluation, you may access your online certificate by selecting the certificate link on the posttest confirmation page. Records of all CME/CE activities completed can be found on the "CME/CE Manager" page. There are no costs/fees for this activity.

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Please contact the University of Cincinnati Continuing Medical Education Department at uccme@uc.edu or call 513-558-7277

Telephone: 703-739-1300 or 800-355-2727
Supported by an educational grant from
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