PALTC Heart Failure Guidelines

Heart Failure in the Long-Term Care Setting GUIDELINES Pocket Guide

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AMDA - The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine

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The digital subscription version of the Heart Failure in the Long-Term Care Setting GUIDELINES Pocket Guide contains all the same great information found in the physical pocket guide, and can be accessed on mobile devices and online:

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The Heart Failure GUIDELINES Pocket Guide is based on the latest guidelines of the American Medical Directors Association and was developed with their collaboration. It contains a stepwise approach to the management of heart failure, detailed tables of signs and symptoms, diagnostic procedures, risk factors, all drugs with their indications and warnings, prognosis and monitoring. Also included are management algorithms.

  • Spiral-bound
  • 26 Pages
  • 80# Diamond Silk Cover with Satin Aqueous Coating
  • 4.25″ x 7.25″
  • Key Points
  • Algorithms
  • Stages in the Development of HF 
  • HFrEF Stage C: Evidence-Based GDMT
  • Tables 
    • Summary of Recommendations 
    • Diuretic Indications and Dose Equivalents 
    • Drugs Used for HF 
  • Steps 
    • STEP 1: Identify Individuals With a History of HF
    • STEP 2: Identify Individuals Who Currently Have Symptoms of HF
    • STEP 3: Identify and Assess for Risk Factors
    • STEP 4: Decide if a Workup is Appropriate
    • STEP 5: Perform Appropriate Imaging Studies to Help to Elucidate the Etiology or Severity of HF
    • STEP 6: Decide if Interventions for Modifiable Risk Factors and Treatment of Potentially Reversible Etiologies Are Appropriate
    • STEP 7: Develop an Individualized Care Plan and Define Treatment Goals
    • STEP 8: Optimize Treatment for Comorbid and Contributing Factors as Well as Cardiac Factors as Appropriate
    • STEP 9: Treat Fluid Volume Overload if Present
    • STEP 10: Treat HFrEF
    • STEP 11: Treat HFpEF
    • STEP 12: Initiate Cardiac Rehabilitation
    • STEP 13: Determine When The Patient Has End-Stage HF
    • STEP 14: Monitor the Patient’s Condition and Response to Treatment
    • STEP 15: Monitor the Facility’s Management of HF

AMDA -- The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine is the only medical specialty society representing the community of over 50,000 medical directors, physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other practitioners working in the various post-acute and long-term care (PA/LTC) settings.

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