Improving End of Life Care for people with Cardiovascular Disease & Heart Failure

THURSDAY 16 JUN 2022 – VIRTUAL, Online

Through national updates and practical case studies this conference focuses on improving end of life care for people with Cardiovascular Disease and Heart Failure through a person centred approach. Patients with cardiovascular conditions, including Heart Failure have been disproportionately impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. The conference will reflect on how care for people at the end of life can be imporved, embed high quality supportive care pathways, improve communication about end of life care & advance care planning, and understand progression of Heart Failure: predicting and recognising last days of life and managing uncertainty. The conference will also discuss best practice in symptom control.

20% discount for BHRS members using code hcuk20hruk

Attending this conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to improve end of life care for people with cardiovascular disease and heart failure
  • Learn from the experience of someone living with heart failure
  • Understand the impact of Covid-19 and how to support heart failure patients through the pandemic
  • Reflect on national developments and learning
  • Understand what excellence in end of life care for heart failure looks like in practice
  • Improve the approach to talking to people with heart failure about end of life care & advance care planning
  • Learn from services developing pioneering models of palliative care for patients and their carers living with advancing heart failure
  • Ensuring consistency in nursing practice – the Heart Failure Specialist Nurse (HFSN) competency framework
  • Best Practice Core Components in Cardiac Palliative Care
  • Deliver co-speciality supportive care pathways
  • Ensure effective psychological support
  • Reflect on progression of Heart Failure: Predicting and recognising last days of life and managing uncertainty
  • Understand how you can improve symptom control, hydration & prescribing
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice
  • Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence
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