The NACHC and Quidel Corporation Support an Accredited Educational Webinar Focusing on Natriuretic Peptide Screening in Heart Failure

Bethesda, MD -- (ReleaseWire) -- 06/07/2019 --The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) announced today they are partnering with Quidel Corporation to offer an accredited educational webinar focusing on natriuretic peptide screening for the identification, assessment, and treatment of heart failure.

The number of people diagnosed with heart failure is rising and is projected to increase by 46 percent by the year 2030. Although the five-year survival for heart failure diagnosis after a myocardial infarction has improved over the past decade, challenges remain with identification and management.1 One such challenge is the evidence of suboptimal implementation of guideline-recommended therapies. Heart failure guidelines have recommended prevention through optimal management of risk factors and comorbidities and evidence now exists which support the use of natriuretic peptide biomarkers to assist with the diagnosis or exclusion of heart failure in both chronic and acute care settings.

Ronald A. Yee, MD, MBA, FAAFP, Chief Medical Officer for NACHC, commented "We are excited to offer this education to the healthcare professionals in our centers who care for those with and at risk of developing heart failure. Becoming acquainted with the latest information will allow us to provide better care to the patient populations we serve."

The live educational webinar will be held Tuesday, June 11, 2019, from 2 to 3 PM ET, and participants may register online at Presenters, in addition to Dr. Yee, include heart failure experts W. Frank Peacock IV, MD, FACEP, FACC (Baylor, Houston, TX); William E. Chavey II, MD, MS (University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI), and Beth T. Davidson, DNP, ACNP, CCRN, CHFN (HCA Tristar Centennial Medical Center, Nashville, TN) The program is accredited for physicians, nurses, and pharmacists and there are no fees for registration or continuing education certificates. After the live webinar, the on-demand version will be available for a 2-year period.

Dr. Peacock, Professor of Emergency Medicine and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, has authored over 500 publications, over 100 of which are in the area of heart failure commented about recent guideline recommendations "In 2017, for the first time, the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association/Heart Failure Society of America heart failure management guidelines issued a class IIA recommendation for using natriuretic peptide screening for those at risk of developing heart failure followed by team-based care to prevent the development of new-onset heart failure.19 Very few healthcare professionals are implementing these recommendations. We are excited to present practical information in this webinar so they know how they can intervene and improve care."

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