National Prescribing Curriculum

Acute pulmonary oedema

Manage a patient presenting with an episode of acute shortness of breath on a background of chronic heart failure.

  • Cost: free

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Acute pulmonary oedema in CHF
 

About

The National Prescribing Curriculum (NPC) is a series of interactive case-based modules that encourage confident and rational prescribing. The modules follow a stepwise approach as outlined in the WHO's Guide to Good Prescribing.

In this module you will manage a patient presenting with an episode of acute shortness of breath on a background of chronic heart failure.

 

Learning objectives

On completion of this module, you should be able to:

  • identify therapeutic goals in the management of acute pulmonary oedema
  • identify factors that can precipitate an exacerbation of heart failure
  • write a prescription for medicines to manage acute pulmonary oedema
  • choose appropriate clinical criteria for monitoring a patient with acute pulmonary oedema
  • identify aspects of care that need to be communicated to the patient and the healthcare team.
 

Resources

Prescribing Competencies Framework
The Prescribing Competencies Framework describes the competencies that health professionals require to prescribe medicines judiciously, appropriately, safely and effectively in the Australian healthcare system