Educational Materials & Free Courses

Heart Failure Disease Care Path Integration-

Evidence-based Guideline Recommended Best Care

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Heart Failure (HF) is a complex syndrome and a major public health problem. Recent (2021) updates in the Canadian Cardiovascular Society guidelines for the management of HF define a new standard of pharmacologic care for HF with reduced Ejection Fraction (HFrEF) that incorporates 4 key therapeutic drug classes as standard therapy for most patients. These foundational Guideline Directed Medical Therapies (GDMT) will be reviewed in addition to secondary therapies to improve outcomes in patients with HFrEF. Furthermore, recent evidence for Sodium-Glucose Cotransporter-2 Inhibitors (SGLT2i) for HF patients with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF), regardless of the presence or absence of diabetes, will be presented. HF diagnosis, pathophysiology, and treatment options will also be reviewed.

This free accredited eLearning course provides an overview of Care Paths in Connect Care and details the HF-specific Care Path, identifying benefits and clinical decision supports.

Course objectives
Participants will:
  • Recognize the burden of HF on the health care system;
  • Recognize the recommended evidence-based practice guidelines treatment options for Heart Failure;
  • Recognize how Care Paths can provide ease of patient care for the physician and improve patient outcomes.
Time required to complete course
It is expected that this course will take 1.5 hours to complete.
Pass criteria
In order to pass this course, participants must achieve 80% or higher on quiz.
Accreditation information
  • CFPC - This 3 credit-per-hour Self-Learning activity has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the National Office for up to 4.5 Mainpro+ certified credits.

 

  • RCPSC - This activity is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the University of Calgary Office of Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development. This activity has been approved for a maximum of 1.5 hour (credits are automatically calculated)
Post practice reflection activities
Three to six months after completion of this course:
  • Meet with the experts - a virtual opportunity provided to ask questions and review unit-specific data (date to be determined and invitation will be emailed prior)
  • Practice highlights, summary, and data dissemination with practice reflection questions will be emailed for your self-review.
Registration information

Individuals from Alberta, Canada with AHS sign in

Please sign in through MLL and complete the module there as the relevant EPIC content for the Alberta Connect Care Paths are part of your mandatory training – this content is not available for copyright reasons to those outside of AHS

Education Modules in MyLearning Link (MLL): To access the available Care Path courses:

  1. Sign on to MLL (link on Insite and links below) with your AHS username and password 
  2. On left blue area – click Courses and Registration
  3. In Search box: type in Care Paths
  4. Scroll down and select the course from the list, register 
  5. Go to My Courses – complete the selected course

Please use this link: MyLearningLink

 

Individuals from outside of Alberta and non-AHS Alberta employees

Please use this link: Outside of Alberta or Non-AHS