Heart Failure

1.0 Continuing Education Credit Hour

Heart failure is a condition in which the heart cannot pump enough blood to meet the body's needs. Heart failure can affect all ages; however, it is more commonly a disease of older adults.  It is the most common indication for hospitalization due to exacerbation of a chronic condition among adults aged 65 years and older in the United States.  This module will address prevention, assessment, treatment, and management of heart failure. 


  1. Identify signs and symptoms of right and left sided heart failure.
  2. Describe nursing assessment for heart failure.
  3. Discuss appropriate management of a patient with heart failure.

Online Module

When completing the on-line module you will be presented with learning objectives, brief cases, questions for reflection (not scored), and interactive lessons with hyperlinks to engage you along the way. Once you complete the lessons, you will be presented with the Post Test (which requires a score of 80%) and then the Module Evaluation, followed by the opportunity to print your Continuing Education Certificate. Modules remain available for your future reference once you have completed them.