Apex Innovations Launches Heart Failure Online Course
Streamlined content helps healthcare organizations get accredited and stay accredited!
Lafayette, LA, February 7, 2018
, the company that delivers high-quality, evidence-based continuing education programs for healthcare professionals, today announced the launch of a new online continuing education course, Heart Failure – FocusedTM
. This amazingly interactive program is a spin-off of the Transitions® Heart Failure Competency Series
, also offered by Apex Innovations. As compared to Transitions, Heart Failure - Focused
includes only essential
information and is less time intensive!
"Heart failure remains the fastest growing cardiovascular disorder in the United States and the most common reason for hospitalization among older adults," said Cindy Tryniszewski, MSN, RN, FAEN, Senior Vice President, Product Development at Apex Innovations. According to Tryniszewski, "The data is staggering:
• About 5.7 million adults in the United States have heart failure.
• One in 9 deaths in 2009 included heart failure as contributing cause.
• Heart failure costs the nation an estimated $30.7 billion each year. This total includes the cost of health care services, medications to treat heart failure, and missed days of work.1,2"
Designed for direct care nurses and other healthcare practitioners, Heart Failure – Focused delivers the required education that healthcare organizations need to meet annual accreditation and certification requirements.
According to the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses, as part of achieving certification and accreditation and implementing an effective, multidisciplinary heart failure program, healthcare organizations must implement educational programs for nurses and other clinicians to help them recognize early signs or symptoms of worsening heart failure, prevent complications, optimize heart failure therapies, evaluate effectiveness of the current plan of care, facilitate communication among multiple care providers, and provide patient education.
"The content in this course was intentionally written to provide this essential education and to help healthcare organizations achieve optimal outcomes for patients diagnosed with heart failure and to reduce readmissions," said Marianne Bourgeois, BSN, RN, President and Founder, Apex Innovations.
About Apex Innovations
Apex Innovations is an international leader in highly interactive, accredited, online education for healthcare professionals and was founded in 2003 by Marianne Bourgeois. With a corporate office in Lafayette, LA, Apex Innovations designs, manufactures, and provides unique tools, software, competencies, resources, and accredited educational programs for individuals, universities, organizations, and corporations around the world.
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1 Mozzafarian D, Benjamin EJ, Go AS, et al. on behalf of the American Heart Association Statistics Committee and Stroke Statistics Subcommittee. Heart disease and stroke statistics—2016 update: a report from the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2016;133:e38-e360.