The purpose of this continuing education program is to inform and educate healthcare providers on the different types of cardiomyopathy.The three types of cardiomyopathy discussed are dilated, hypertrophic, and restrictive.​ At the end of this course, the healthcare provider will recognize the importance of efficient diagnosis and timely treatment in order for these patient to live as normal as possible. Patient education and rehabilitation programs are an important part of the care plan.

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Upon conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the causes of dilated, hypertrophic and restrictive cardiomyopathies.
  2. Discuss the diagnosis and treatment options for cardiomyopathies.
  3. Compile the information needed to supply education to these patients about their medications, diet, and activities.


Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Video - Cardiomyopathy

Chapter 3: References

  • California Bill 241
  • Implicit Bias in Healthcare
  • What is Implicit Bias?
  • Implications of Implicit Bias in Healthcare
  • How to Reduce Implicit Bias

Price: $10.00

Contact Hour: 1

Course Author

Debra Smith-Harr

Debra Smith-Harr has been a Registered Respiratory Therapist since 1987.  She completed her BSRC at Midwestern State University in 2010. She currently owns and operates Smith Seminars, a continuing education website for Respiratory Therapists. She also has a website, CEU Webinars, that has continuing education for Respiratory Therapists, Nurses, Medical Lab Technicians, and Sleep Professionals.

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