Care of the Lower Extremities in Patients With Acute Decompensated Heart Failure
Karen L. Cooper, RN, MSN, CCRN, CNS
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Learning Objectives

At the completion of this program, you will be able to:
  • Describe the pathophysiology of peripheral edema associated with acute decompensated heart failure
  • Identify the limitations of current evidence-based treatment for critically ill patients with peripheral edema and acute decompensated heart failure
  • Discuss appropriate treatment strategies and their associated nursing considerations and implications related to care of patients with peripheral edema and acute decompensated heart failure

Continuing Education Information

CE ID: C114
Total Contact Hours: 1.00
Pharma Hours: 0.0
Synergy Cat: A
Test Expires: 8/1/2014

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Care of the Lower Extremities in Patients With Acute Decompensated Heart Failure

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