WA Branch - Management of Acute Decompensated Heart Failure: Something for everyone

5:30pm Tuesday, 18 June 2019
7:00pm Tuesday, 18 June 2019
Branch CPD Event
G2 Lecture Theatre, Education Building, Fiona Stanley Hospital
Robin Warren Drive
Murdoch, Western Australia 6150

From the emergency department to the ward to the CCU, the management of acute decompensated heart failure is a skill most hospital pharmacists frequently use. This is an update and a refresher of everything from how the heart works, to the use of diuretics and inotropes and cardiac transplantation.

Learning objectives:

  • Explain cardiac output, stroke volume,pre-load and after-load
  • Discuss the concept and monitoring of inodilator therapy (the vasodilating positive inotrope)
  • Explain euvolaemia and the use of diuretics (intravenous and oral) in achieving euvolaemia
  • Explain the transition to ventricular assist devices
  • Describe drug therapy requirements involved when a patient is to transition to a heart transplant


  • Member: Free - please register below, to ensure you are not charged. Enter your email address and select lookup, the discount will then be applied
  • Non-member: $50.00

*Refreshments served at 5:30pm, presentation begins at 6:00pm*

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Contact Information

Additional Information


Adam Hort, BPharm GradDipClinPharm, Lead Pharmacist for Cardiovascular and Respiratory Medicine, Fiona Stanley Hospital

Competency Standards:

  • Standard 3.1.2 Assess medication management practices and needs
  • Standard 3.2.3 Dispense medicines (including compounded medicines) in consultation with the patient and/or prescriber
  • Standard 3.3.1 Undertake a clinical review
  • Standard 3.3.2 Apply clinical review findings to improve health outcomes


This activity has been accredited for 1 hour of Group-2 CPD (or 2 CPD credits), suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. The accreditation number is S2019/36.

National Competency Standards Framework for Pharmacists in Australia, 2016