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Free CE-accredited Webinar for Nurse Practitioners!

The Role of the Nurse Practitioner in Identifying and Managing Hyponatremia in Heart Failure Patients

Wednesday, May 3rd — 12:00 pm EST

Faculty Presenter

K. Melissa Smith, DNP, ANP-BC
Adult Nurse Practitioner,
Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
Nashville, Tennessee

Activity Overview
This webinar will outline the major underlying causes of hyponatremia in Heart Failure (HF) patients, the 2013 EPR guidelines and differential algorithms for diagnosis, the safety and efficacy of current treatment options, and the complexities of HF to take into consideration when individualizing treatment. The vital role of the nurse practitioner will also be discussed to demonstrate the benefits of different perspectives in the diagnosis and treatment of these patients. Finally, experts will provide clinicians with the ability to integrate diagnostic strategies into clinical practice and select treatment options for HF patients with hyponatremia in order to optimize patient outcomes.

Educational Objectives
At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Recognize hyponatremia high risk patients including those with HF
  • Articulate the role of the Nurse Practitioner in the identification, management of patients with hyponatremia
  • Select treatment options for hyponatremia in patients with HF based on the efficacy and safety of available therapies and individual patient profiles
  • Explain how to manage patients with hypervolemic and euvolemic hyponatremia, inclusive of safe and effective use of indicated medical interventions
  • Describe how to implement strategies that may reduce hospitalization and readmission, such as adherence to therapy, appropriate discharge instructions in HF patients at high risk for developing hyponatremia

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.


About This CE Activity
Target Audience Length of Webinar
Nurse Practitioners 1 hour

How to Obtain Credit:

To receive credit, participants must complete the online pre-assessment questions, view the webinar in its entirety, and complete the post-assessment and activity evaluation form. Once this is done, participants can request their credit. All participants must request credit before May 18, 2017. CE credit will not be issued after this date.



AANP

Global Education Group is approved as a provider of nurse practitioner continuing education by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners: AANP Provider Number 110121. This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hours of continuing education (which includes 0.0 hours of pharmacology). Activity ID# 2289L.

 
This activity was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies.

For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact Global at 303-395-1782 or cme@globaleducationgroup.com.

 
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Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
Global Education Group (Global) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Global for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

Disclosures

Faculty disclosures will be provided prior to the presentation.

The following contributor(s) have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose:

Pharmacy Times Continuing Education
Planning Staff—David Heckard; Dipti Desai, PharmD, RPh; Donna Fausak; Nicole Grassano; and Kathleen Bowen

Global Education Group
Planning Staff—Kristen Delisi, NP; Amanda Glazar, PhD; Andrea Funk; and Laura Gilsdorf

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Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Global Education Group (Global) and ArcMesa do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.
The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


Disclaimer
Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.



System Requirements
PC-based participants
Required: Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2003 Server or 2000
Macintosh-based participants
Required: Mac OS X 10.4.11 (Tiger) or newer

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