Fundamental: How Patients Feel and Function

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This session will provide an overview of the tests uses to assess functional status in patients with heart failure. Additionally, therapies like iron repletion will be discussed as ways to improve patients’ functional status.


Sara Paul, DNP-FNP

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify and describe three common tests of functional status utilized in heart failure patients.
  • Analyze information from tests of functional status to develop care plans with patients and guide goals of care discussions.
  • Recall how to define iron deficiency in patients with heart failure and the impact that iron repletion has on patients’ functional status. 

Accreditation Statement
This activity is provided by the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses (AAHFN). The American Association of Heart Failure Nurses (AAHFN) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation.

Disclosure/Conflicts of Interest
The planners and faculty for this activity do not have any relevant relationships to disclose unless listed below. Any resulting conflicts of interest have been resolved according to ANCC guidance.

Disclosure of Commercial Support
AAHFN did not receive commercial support from any organizations for this activity.   

Enduring Education Activity
Expiration Date: December 31, 2022
1.0 Contact Hours ANCC