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Heart Failure Special Interest Group (HFSIG)

Heart Failure Special Interest Group (HFSIG)

We are a group of healthcare professionals with a passion for providing best practice directed care to people living with heart failure. The group includes, rural and urban practice nurses, acute demand nurses, cardiac nurse specialists, pharmacists, doctors and allied health professionals.

We meet every six weeks in Christchurch for education evenings on various aspects of heart failure care. The meetings are also available to attend over Zoom and recorded for later watching.

Presentations available to watch below include:
• Depression screening and diabetes in heart failure – Pamela Campbell, nurse practitioner
• Heart failure medications – Ev Tolerton, cardiology pharmacist

Upcoming presentations:

June 10th – COPD/heart failure comorbidity and pulmonary hypertension – Lutz Beckert, Respiratory Consultant.

August 12th – Topic TBC

October 14th – Heart Failure Palliative Care, presented by Dr Amanda Landers

• November 25th – Topic TBC

If you would like to attend these meetings in person or attend the live Zoom meetings, please email Sadie Ross.

Recorded Webinars

Heart Failure with preserved ejection fraction

Held on: Monday 8th April 2024

Presented by: Julie Chirnside, NP, Heart Function Clinic, CRISS

Heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) management

Held on: Monday 12th February 2024

Presented by: Julie Chirnside, NP, Heart Function Clinic, CRISS

Heart failure medical management

Held on: Monday 11th December 2023

Presented by: Ev Tolerton, Cardiology Pharmacist Team Leader Te Whatu Ora

Depression screening and diabetes for people living with heart failure

Held on: Monday 9th October 2023

Presented by: Pamela Campbell, Nurse Practitioner – Rakaia Medical Centre

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