Continuing Professional Development: Evaluating classifications of heart failure

OverviewThis Continuing Professional Development (CPD) article will explore the subject of heart failure looking at different types of classifications, diagnosis criteria and considerations of patient assessment and management for the paramedic. It will look at scoring systems and objective evidence to help you decide what sort of heart failure your patient may be presenting with.Learning OutcomesAfter completing this module you should be able to:Describe heart failure as a clinical syndrome.Evaluate classifications of heart failure.Explore background pathologies linked to heart failure.Contextualise pathophysiology of the heart failure patient.

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