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Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)

The purpose of this educational activity is to enable the learner to understand the standards of care and treatment options for people with congestive heart


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Learning Objectives

At the completion of this educational activity, the learner will be able to:

  1. Identify three (3) common causes of congestive heart failure (CHF).
  2. Describe five (5) common signs and symptoms of CHF.
  3. Describe three (3) important concepts in ongoing
    care for persons with CHF.

Learning Outcome

At the completion of this educational activity, the learner will demonstrate knowledge about congestive heart failure by passing a quiz with a score of 85% or greater accuracy.


Debbie Flippin, RN, MBA

Debbie has over 40 years of nursing experience
specializing in end-of-life care, and chronic diseases. She has developed and implemented disease management programs for patients with chronic and life limiting conditions. Debbie has served in various positions within Home Health and Hospice, including case manager, team leader, Director of Professional Services, VP of Compliance and Regulation and Director of Accreditation. Debbie has worked in a variety of healthcare settings, including acute care, homecare and hospice offices, hospice inpatient unit, accreditation program and pediatric oncology. Debbie is committed to educating clinicians in chronic and end-of-life care and patient advocacy.

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Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)


Congestive heart failure (CHF) is the most common diagnosis in hospitalized individuals 65 years and older. It is also a diagnosis associated with rehospitalization in those individuals living in the nursing home setting.  Heart failure (HF) is a burden on the US healthcare system with an annual expenditure of $30.7 billion making reduction of hospital readmission for nursing home residents with heart failure a national priority. This educational activity will assist nurses in early recognition and reporting of signs and symptoms associated with CHF to avoid unnecessary rehospitalization.

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