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Worldwide there are approximately 26 million patients diagnosed with heart failure (HF)1 and the prevalence is rising globally. In addition to this, many more individuals live with symptoms of HF, yet remain undiagnosed. Although recent advances in care and management of HF have improved outcomes2 , 1- and 5-year mortality rates remain high3 with many patients living every day with poor health-related quality of life4. As the population gets older many patients suffer from multiple comorbidities besides HF, which require detection and more complex management. Optimal care of these patients requires advanced skills and competencies by the healthcare professionals providing this care.
Nurses are important members of the multidisciplinary heart failure team. They provide care to heart failure patients during hospital admission, support discharge, ongoing outpatient follow-up, and empowerment of patients and their families through education. They also liaise with multiple health and social care professionals, coordinate care and implement evidence-based practice.
The leading European association of Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions (ACNAP), endorsed by the Heart Failure Association of the ESC (HFA), have committed to providing the very first course series on Heart Failure specifically targeting European nurses in their local context and language.
The first series will take place for nurses working in Spain and Russia.
Who should attend ?
Registered nurses who are currently working with heart failure patients or in heart failure care, and who are not already specialised heart failure nurses, and who do not have specific training in heart failure.
Based on the Core Curriculum developed by the Heart Failure Association of the ESC (HFA) for heart failure nurses, the specific learning objectives of the course are to:
- Define heart failure, classification, causes and trajectory
- Recognise heart failure, and assess and monitor common symptoms and signs
- Understand the role of the nurse in the management of the patient with heart failure
- Deliver effective education to patient with heart failure and their family members
- Provide self-care and lifestyle advice
- Have a basic knowledge of pharmacological and device therapies
- Recognise the importance of comorbidities in heart failure, and planning and delivering individualised patient care
- Define the core principles of palliative care
- Teach leadership in heart failure nursing
- Welcome Video : Introduction to the full programme.
- Preparatory course module : The preparatory course will be an introduction to heart failure epidemiology, pathophysiology and treatment. It will be presented through a slide-set in the country’s local language. It will be accessible online with a duration of 60 minutes. It will include multiple-choice questions. After the course, participants will be able receive extra course materials and automatic follow-up questions on a regular basis.
- Pre-course assessment : Online knowledge test on heart failure.
- Online meet-up : Participants will be able to discuss questions with their national hosts and have a patient case.
- Two-day training course : The first course series will be held online over two days for nurses working in Spain and Russia. Each course will be delivered by ACNAP-HFA international and local faculty mainly in the local language.
- Post-course assessment : A post-test of knowledge will follow the training course.
- The preparatory course module and pre-assessment will need to be completed before attending the two-day course online.
- Each course will have no more than 50 participants to facilitate interaction.
- Course materials including PowerPoint presentations will be translated into the local language and will be fully webcasted to allow access to the content post-event.
- To be eligible to the course participants must be a registered nurse, be an ACNAP member and live in one of the following countries : Russia , Spain.
- Participants will receive a certificate of attendance after the two-day training course.
- Participants will receive a certificate of completion only if they fully complete the programme and attend the course.
|18 May 2021||Pre-registration opens|
|19 June 2021, 23:59 CEST||Pre-registration deadline|
|June – September 2021||Preparatory course module and pre-course assessment via e-learning platform|
|23 September 2021, from 10:00 to 12:00 CEST||Online meet-up with national hosts|
|October – December 2021||
Two-day training course online :
- Russia course : 14 to 15 October 2021
- Spain course : 4 to 5 November 2021
Post-course assessment online
Local course Director : Professor Yuri Lopatin
- Professor and Head of the Department of Cardiology at the Volgograd State Medical University, Volgograd, Russian Federation.
Local course Director : Professor Dmitry Duplyakovn
- Director, Cardiology Research Institute, Samara Medical University, Samara, Russia
- Executive Board Member of the Russian Society of Cardiology
Local course Director : Professor Maria Generosa Crespo-Leiro
-Head, Heart Failure and Heart Transplant Unit, Complexo Hospitalario Universitario A Coruña (CHUAC). CIBERCV, Spain
-Professor of Medicine, Universidade da Coruña (UDC), La Coruña, Spain
This course is free. You only need to be an ACNAP Regular (free) or ACNAP Silver Member (€45) to secure your seat and pre-register (active membership at the date of the registration and run of the course) :
Pre-registrations are open until 19 June, 23:59 CEST.
A limited number of spaces are available on a first come, first served basis, so don’t wait to pre-register!
You will be then contacted by email to reconfirm your participation as this is only a pre-registration form.
Please note all the required fields on the e-form must be filled in properly and the information needs to be submitted in English in order to be considered.
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