Inotrope Therapy in Home Infusion and Hospice Care
Recorded On: 05/20/2019
Inotrope therapy is now administered in the home setting for patients with advanced heart failure, as a bridge to transplantation or palliation of symptoms. Interdisciplinary collaboration is key to the success of inotrope therapy at home and the prevention of hospital readmissions. This session will discuss heart failure etiology, medications used for inotrope therapy, the identification of patients who are appropriate for home inotropic therapy, treatment guidelines, and nursing considerations. The importance of interdisciplinary collaboration throughout the process for a successful care plan and the prevention of hospital readmission will be addressed.
Learning Outcomes: After the session, attendees will be able to identify patients who are appropriate for inotropic therapy at home and discuss nursing considerations for those patients.
Nimi Tarango, MSN, RN, GNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology Service, University of California, San Francisco Medical Center
Nimaljeet (Nimi) K. Tarango, MSN, RN, GNP-BC, is a nurse practitioner on the cardiology service at University of California, San Francisco, Medical Center. She has more than 22 years of experience, 13 of which have focused on heart failure. The recipient of numerous awards, including the Excellence in Cardiovascular Nursing Award, the Preceptor of the Year Award, among several others, she has also published material in the areas of pulmonary arterial hypertension and heart failure.
CRNI® RUs: 2
This entire program has been approved for 2 CRNI® recertification units and meets the INS Meeting criteria.
*Note: Participants who attended the live version of this program at INS 2019 in Baltimore, MD are not eligible to receive CRNI® recertification units through this online program.
Contact Hours: 1
To receive contact hours for this educational activity, you are required to attend the entire educational activity and complete the evaluation.
*Note: Participants who attended the live version of this program at INS 2019 in Baltimore, MD are not eligible to receive contact hours through this online program.
Expiration date for receipt of contact hours: May 20, 2022