Heart Failure OnDemand Webinar

Presented by

Peter Kudenchuk, MD, FACP, FACCPeter Kudenchuk, MD, FACP, FACC
Professor of Medicine,
Division of Cardiology,
University of Washington

Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at the University of Washington. Dr Kudenchuk is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases, Critical Care Medicine, and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology. He has received numerous awards for excellence in teaching and clinical practice, and recognition as being among the “Best Doctors” in Seattle and in America. He has gained national attention through his publications and lecturing on heart failure and other coronary conditions.

Moderated by

Nicholas D. Wyatt, PharmDNicholas D. Wyatt, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist
Bremerton, WA

Dr. Wyatt is currently a clinical pharmacy manager practicing at Harrison Medical Center. Prior to starting his doctoral studies at the University of Washington School of Pharmacy, Dr. Wyatt spent eight years in the United States Navy-Submarine Force as a Missile Technician managing the worlds’ largest strategic weapons systems. Dr. Wyatt consistently works to the highest of professional standards and is dedicated to advancing the practice of pharmacy patient care. Dr. Wyatt thrives on challenges and actively participates in multiple facets of pharmacy practice.

Heart Failure OnDemand
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Heart failure has a profound impact on millions of individuals in the United States and continues to stress the US healthcare system in spite of advances being made in reaching the Healthy People Goal 2010 to decrease the Coronary Heart Disease mortality rates. There are more than one million heart failure-related hospitalizations reported each year, which often result in subsequent rehospitalizations Heart failure is reported as the number one cause of hospitalizations among Medicare patients, which represent more than 80% of all heart failure patients. The burden on hospitals and emergency departments is huge; the cost in terms of financial burden, time loss from work, and local and global impact is staggering.

The goal of this course is to provide the knowledge and tools to equip the Primary Care Provider and Pharmacist to improve the health status of patients with Heart Failure. This one hour ondemand webinar includes a 15-minute Q&A session and ends with a description of a 20-hour Performance Improvement Program (PIP) and an invitation and instructions to enroll in this program without cost.

Outcome Objectives

  1. Describe the clinical epidemiology of heart failure and its impact on health care delivery and costs.
  2. Distinguish heart failure with reduced left ventricular function from heart failure with preserved ventricular function.
  3. Explain the pathophysiological processes that occur to create clinical heart failure and promote its progression.
  4. Identify pharmacological and non-pharmacologic approaches to treating patients with heart failure and a step-wise approach to their implementation.
  5. Utilize the provider and patient toolkits to better educate patients about this condition and steps they can take to avoid it for better health outcomes.

Heart Failure Professional Toolkit

Heart Failure Toolkit

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Target Audience

Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Physician Assistants and Pharmacists

One (1) AMA PRA Category 1 credit™
One (1) ANCC Nursing Contact Hour
One (1) ACPE Pharmacy CE


One (1) ABIM MOC and Patient Safety Points

Brought To You By

This program is presented by the Foundation for Care Management (FCM), a recognized leader in local, national, and international continuing medical education.

Commercial Support

This program has been partially supported through an educational grant from Novartis.