Special Considerations for Patients with HF Undergoing Surgical Procedures is organized by Nursing CE Central.

Course Created on: April 22, 2021
Course Expires on: April 22, 2024

Target Audience:
• Registered Nurses (RN)
• Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN)
• Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN/LVN)

Course Overview:
Heart failure (HF) is one of the most common chronic health problems in the United States. With how common HF is, it is important for all nurses to have a fundamental understanding of this disease process. One specific phase of care that presents a risk to HF patients is surgery. Surgical procedures pose a risk of cardiovascular complications to all patients, and the risk is significantly higher in patients with a diagnosis of HF. Therefore, it is vitally important for nurses working in the operative area to have an understanding of HF and its inherent risks for surgical procedures. Nurses should know what signs to look for in the preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative environment. Of course, it will also be important for these nurses to know how to handle these complications should they arise.

Course Outline:
• Introduction 
• Basics of Heart Failure
• Preserved vs Reduced Ejection Fraction 
• Right vs Left Heart Failure
• How Surgery and HF Affect Each Other 
• Surgical Process
• Preoperative Care
• Intraoperative Care
• Postoperative Care 
• Handling Complications 
• Conclusion 
• References

Course Objectives:
• Identify risks of patients with heart failure undergoing a surgical procedure.
• Explain care specific to heart failure patients in each phase of perioperative care. 
• Identify treatment options for potential complications of heart failure patients undergoing surgery. 



Accreditation Statement:
Nursing CE Central is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

In this course we will discuss the risks and special considerations for patients with HF undergoing surgical procedures. It will take the average learner 120 minutes to complete.

Accreditations + Approvals:
• American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) (P0614)
• California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP 17418)
• Kentucky Board of Nursing (7-0090)
• Louisiana State Board of Nursing (58)
• New York State Department of Education (IC 208)
• Florida Board of Nursing (50-23983)

  • Contact Hours - 2

    NursingAdvanced Practice Nurse


    NursingCardiologyNurse Practitioners


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