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1.50 / AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
1.50 / CE for Nurses
1.50 / CE for Pharmacists
Hyponatremia is very difficult to treat in patients with heart failure, and improved treatment strategies represent an urgent clinical need. Recently, vasopressin has emerged as a therapeutic target in the management of hyponatremia. Vasopressin is a central modulator in hyponatremia, underscoring the importance of antagonizing vasopressin at its receptors in patients with hyponatremia and underlying heart failure. Guidelines for the treatment of hyponatremia have been published by several professional associations. The varying recommendations and emerging data on treatment options create challenges for practitioners caring for patients with hyponatremia. Recognizing the possible consequences of unmanaged hyponatremia in heart failure patients and implementing appropriate treatment strategies are critical steps toward improving outcomes in patients with hyponatremia.
This activity is intended for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other health professionals involved in the care of patients with heart failure.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
The Foundation for Care Management (FCM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
FCM designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of the participation in the activity.
CE for Nurses
The Foundation for Care Management is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Washington State Nurses Association Continuing Education Approval & Recognition Program (CEARP), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
CE for Pharmacists
The Foundation for Care Management is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Program # 0347-9999-12-031-H01-P.
*This CE activity is knowledge-based.
Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.
Method of Participation:
To receive continuing education credit, participants should review all program materials in their entirety, complete and submit the online post-test and evaluation, and score at least 70% on the post-test. A statement of credit will be available for printing upon successful completion.
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