Heart Disease Community of Practice – Series 2

Sessions will be running from November 2022 to November 2023.

This community of practice (COP) connects colleagues from across Canada with a shared interest in integrating a palliative care approach for individuals with advanced heart failure.

This COP is ideal for interprofessional palliative care clinicians with an interest in heart disease and heart specialists with a passion for palliative care.

Members of this COP will have the opportunity to meet every 2 months with a panel of experts in the field to engage in case discussions and explore topics such as symptom management and models of care (including home care, hospice, and palliative care units).

Previous Sessions

Find recordings and slides from our past sessions here.

Session 1

Update to medical management of heart failure decompensations in the community, including Cardiorenal dysfunction and managing with a palliative approach to care.

Session 2

Demystifying implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICD) – do you always need to deactivate?

Session 3

Complex case management and patients with complex goals of care.

Session 4

Diuretic management in the community: Lasix, Metolazone and Bumetanide.

Session 5

Multi-morbidity and heart failure – managing patients with multiple illnesses.

Looking for core fundamental training on the palliative care approach?

The Palliative Care ECHO Project does not replace core fundamental training on the palliative care approach. Pallium Canada offers an online course for all health care professionals that teaches the essential practical knowledge, attitudes, and skills to provide a palliative care approach. Learn more about LEAP Core.