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Heart failure - learning@lunch module


  • Released: 12/2013
  • Reviewed: 05/2016
  • Study time: 5h:0m
  • Standard price: £15.00
  • NHS HEE funded price: £0.00

This programme will help you develop a better understanding of your role in dealing with patients with heart failure from a patient-centred and holistic perspective.

Learning objectives

On completion of all aspects of this learning programme you should be able to:

  • recognise the signs, symptoms and complications of heart failure
  • describe the investigations and clinical features used to diagnose heart failure
  • describe the clinical management of patients with heart failure
  • discuss the non-pharmacological approaches to the treatment of heart failure
  • explain the role of the healthcare team in the clinical and self-management approaches to the care of patients with heart failure
  • identify risks relating to medicines when patients transfer between care settings
  • identify opportunities for joint working to optimise medicines and improve medicines safety
  • apply your knowledge of heart failure management to optimise medicines in the following case studies: acute admission and transfer to primary care, and palliative care in heart failure.

How to use this programme

On your computer: You can open this programme as a PDF in your web browser. We recommend that you download and save it to your computer and view it through Adobe Reader.

On your tablet device: If you would like to view this programme on your tablet device you can download the PDF and open it within a free PDF reader app. We have tested this type of programme in a few apps and found that it works in the Adobe Reader app on Android and Apple devices and the PDF Reader app on Apple devices.

Learning intended for

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians
  • Pre-registration trainees
  • CPPE registrants