The Northwest Heart Failure Collaborative (NWHFC): Project ECHO is a bimonthly case conference series that aims to improve the care of patients with heart failure by increasing access to continuing education and interdisciplinary case consultations. This unique training program builds on an existing education-practice partnership between UW Medicine and the UW School of Nursing. Grant funding is provided by the Health Services and Research Administration (HRSA).
1-hour, online, case conference, 1st & 3rd Wednesdays @ Noon PDT
Content: The first 15 minutes will include a heart failure education presentation followed by 45 minutes of audience-submitted case presentations with interactive, interdisciplinary discussion
Cost: FREE to participate
Target Audience: Community Providers (MD/DO, ARNP/PA, RN, PharmD, Social Work and Allied Health)
Please REGISTER to receive webinar log-in information and CE/CME credit. Download the NWHFC Participant Packet for instructions and resources on attending the webinars.
Beatrice Wong, PharmD, BCPS, discusses three factors that can be identified in patients with heart failure that would increase the likelihood of hospital readmission.
Alice Chang, LICSW, CCTSW identifies psychosocial factors related to care planning and management of heart failure patients.
Todd Dardas, MD, MS talks about the effectiveness of Aldosterone Receptor Inhibitors and how to identify potential complications and adverse effects of Aldosterone Receptor Blockade.
Todd Dardas, MD, MS, defines factors that contribute to the prevalence of heart failure, identifies modifiable risk factors that are most responsible for reducing prevalence of heart failure.
Claudius Mahr, FACC, FESC, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine and Cardiac Surgery at UW Regional Heart Center leads a panel discussion on when to consider the use of an LVAD and what to expect.
Todd Dardas, MD, MS, an attending physician in heart failure transplant cardiology at the University of Washington Medical Center, discusses the role of symptoms in ICD implant determination.
Tatiana Sadak, PhD, PMHNP, ARNP, Associate Professor of Geriatric Mental Health at the Nursing University of Washington School of Nursing, describes the prevalence and patterns of cognitive impairment in heart failure patients.
Gregory Wood, MD, MS, reviews the indications for CardioMEMS implantation, the basic principles for medication adjustment when managing a patient by PA pressure and describes the phases of management of a CardioMEMS patient.
Jordan Prutkin, MD, MHS, covers assessing the impact of AF on heart failure with reduced ejection fraction, the application of anticoagulation management and identifying when to use rate and rhythm management options.
Nazem Akoum, MD, gives a lecture on how the electrical mechanical association works in within the heart.