Chronic heart failure

December 2010

AFP in practice

AFP in Practice

Volume 39, No.12, December 2010 Pages 976-976

Carolyn O’Shea

AFP in Practice questions are designed to get you started in a small group learning (SGL) activity in your practice or with colleagues. Requirements to earn 40 Category 1 CPD points for a SGL activity are: minimum of four and a maximum of 10 people, minimum of 8 hours of discussion in a year, and at least two GPs. Groups may include anyone else who has an interest (ie. practice nurses, community health workers, allied health professionals). A kit with all the instructions and forms you need is available at

Learning objectives

After completion of this activity participants will be able to:
  • identify elements of successful communication
  • apply information from an echocardiogram to a clinical presentation and describe the management of distressing symptoms of end stage heart failure
  • describe local access for an investigation and multidisciplinary care related to end stage heart failure
  • analyse why research in one area may not have translated into real world benefits
  • develop a practice based systems approach to manage a patient with acute pulmonary oedema.

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