PCM Scientific is delighted to announce that the full needs assessment survey underpinning the educational design of its highly successful CORE programme has been accepted for publication in the journal ESC Heart Failure.
The survey was developed to assess clinical practice, confidence, and perceptions among cardiologists, primary care physicians and nurses involved in heart failure management. The responses from over 346 healthcare professionals revealed multiple gaps over the spectrum of heart failure (HF) care, including diagnosis (low recognition of the signs and symptoms of HF and limited use of diagnostic tests); treatment planning (under-use of recommended agents and sub-therapeutic dosing); treatment monitoring and adjustment (lack of adherence to recommendations); and long-term management (low confidence in providing patient education)
The final CORE programme aimed to address these educational gaps and ultimately lead to improved outcomes for patients with HF.
The full publication will be available soon in the next issue of ESC Heart Failure due to be published in September 2017.
CORE is supported by funding from Novartis Pharma AG. All educational content and materials are created by the CORE Steering Committee in collaboration with PCM Scientific, the medical education company acting as secretariat. The financial supporter has had no involvement in the creation or development of the educational content.