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CNE Webinar Identifying and Managing Hyponatremia in Heart Failure Patients

Posted about 2 years ago by Angeline Bushy



January 30, 2017
12:00 pm and 8:00 pm EST



The Role of the Nurse Practitioner in Identifying and Managing Hyponatremia in Heart Failure Patients


Activity Overview


This webinar will outline the major underlying causes of hyponatremia in Heart Failure (HF) patients, the 2013 EPR guidelines and differential algorithms for diagnosis, the safety and efficacy of current treatment options, and the complexities of HF to take into consideration when individualizing treatment. The vital role of the nurse practitioner will also be discussed to demonstrate the benefits of different perspectives in the diagnosis and treatment of these patients. Finally, experts will provide clinicians with the ability to integrate diagnostic strategies into clinical practice and select treatment options for HF patients with hyponatremia in order to optimize patient outcomes.




Educational Objectives


Upon completion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:


  • Recognize hyponatremia high risk patients including those with HF
  • Articulate the role of the Nurse Practitioner in the identification, management of patients with hyponatremia
  • Select treatment options for hyponatremia in patients with HF based on the efficacy and safety of available therapies and individual patient profiles
  • Explain how to manage patients with hypervolemic and euvolemic hyponatremia, inclusive of safe and effective use of indicated medical interventions
  • Describe how to implement strategies that may reduce hospitalization and readmission, such as adherence to therapy, appropriate discharge instructions in HF patients at high risk for developing hyponatremia




This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.








Global Education Group is approved as a provider of nurse practitioner continuing education by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners: AANP Provider Number 110121. This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hours of continuing education (which includes 0.0 hours of pharmacology).




Activity ID# 2289L.




This program was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies and AANP Commercial Support Standard.




For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact Global at 303-395-1782 or cme@globaleducationgroup.com




Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest


Global Education Group (Global) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Global for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.




Activity Disclaimer


Global Education Group and ArcMesa Educators strive to provide the highest level of service. However, unforeseen circumstances may necessitate the rescheduling or cancellation of live events, including, but not limited to, webinars, hosted by ArcMesa Educators. ArcMesa Educators reserves the right to cancel an event without notice. ArcMesa Educators will not be responsible for any expenditure incurred due to the cancellation.










Participation in this webinar is limited and available on a first-come basis only.


Faculty Presenter

K. Melissa Smith, DNP, ANP-BC
Instructor of Nursing
Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
Nashville, Tennessee

Adult Nurse Practitioner
The Heart Center at Meharry
Nashville General Hospital
Nashville, Tennessee



Target Audience: Nurse Practitioners

Length of Webinar: 1 hour

How to Obtain Credit
To receive credit, participants must complete the online pre-assessment questions, view the webinar in its entirety, and complete the post-assessment and activity evaluation form. Once this is done, participants can request their credit.


System Requirements
PC-based participants
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP, 2003 Server or 2000
Macintosh®-based participants
Required: Mac OS® X 10.4.11 (Tiger®) or newer


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Beverly Novak over 1 year ago

Hi, Dr Bushy
I would like to register for the 2 upcoming CNE webinars on managing CHF. But, I do not see how to do so. Can you send me a link or are you going to register at UCF to have it.
Let me know. Thanks. BEV

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