Tips from our featured course
Heart Failure: Engage Patient in Condition Management
Healthcare in the 21st century is increasingly about long-term condition management. The natural corollary of long-term condition management is health behavior change.
Healthcare providers, especially cardiovascular specialists, routinely find themselves trying to persuade patients, and sometimes organizations, to change their behavior. Helping individuals and organizations recognize the importance of modifying behaviors that are associated with risk factors is one leading example.
Case managers (CMs), advance practice nurses (APNs), home health providers, physicians and other transdisciplinary team members are constantly trying to convince patients to adhere to medical regimens.
[Heart Failure, Module E, Patient Engagement, available12.1.15] www.athenaforum.com
HF: Teach Self-care, Manage Exacerbations, Stop Readmissions
Heart failure (HF) continues to result in high morbidity, mortality, hospital readmission rates and healthcare costs, especially among adults ≥65 years of age, which is the most rapidly growing segment of the United States (U.S.) population.
Effective self-care is a key component in preventing exacerbations of HF. Therefore, promoting self-care is an important factor in both improving patient prognosis and reducing hospital readmissions.
[HF, Module F, Self-care Strategies, available 12.1.15] www.athenaforum.com