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February Health Events & Observances

Due in part to Valentine's Day, we see a lot of heart-related imagery during the month of February. However, several cardiovascular health-related observances also contribute to the theme: American Heart MonthNational Wear Red Day® (Feb 2), and National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week (Feb 11-17).

Cardiovascular health improvement is a major focus of the resources developed by the HHQI team, so we have hundreds (yes, hundreds) of free resources that can help you promote these annual observances among your patients and staff. Below are some HHQI participant favorites, but you can also use the filters below the list to browse additional resources.
  • Cardiac Rehab RoundtableCardiovascular Health Best Practice Intervention Packages (BPIPs) -- These evidence-based BPIPs provide information, tools, and resources your leadership and staff can use to make a measurable impact on the ABCS of cardiovascular health: Aspirin as Appropriate & Blood Pressure Control (part 1) and Cholesterol Management & Smoking Cessation (part 2). Please note: The Cardiovascular Health Part 1 BPIP has been updated to reflect the industry guidelines, algorithms, and protocols for hypertension management released in late 2017.
  • Online Courses with Free Continuing Education (CE) Credits -- HHQI University's Cardiovascular Health course catalog currently includes 13 self-paced, online courses with a total of 18.5 hours of free CE credit for nurses (ANCC). Some courses also include continuing competency units for physical therapists (FSBPT). All courses are evidence-based and focus on improving patient outcomes and quality improvement.
  • Educational Videos & Webinars -- HHQI's YouTube channel includes many educational videos and webinars related to cardiovascular health improvement organized into topic-specific playlists. Be sure to browse the 'Clinician Videos' and 'Patient Videos' playlists for practical tips on implementing HHQI's educational resources on the ABCS (Aspirin as Appropriate, Blood Pressure Control, Cholesterol Management, and Smoking Cessation). 
  • HHQI's Cardio Milestones -- Currently more than 2,400 home health agencies are participating in the Cardio Milestones program, which provides a roadmap to achieving measurable improvement in the cardiovascular health of your patient population.

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At Your Service: Benefits of Working with Your QIN-QIO
At Your Service: Benefits of Working with Your QIN-QIO
 
Test: Aspirin as Appropritate & BP Control
Test: Aspirin as Appropritate & BP Control
Test your staff's knowledge of information provided in the Cardiovascular Health Part 1 BPIP
 
HHQI Network Coordinator List
HHQI Network Coordinator List
National list of those who are assisting & guiding providers through the QI process (last updated 12/12/17)
 
Cardiac Rehab Roundtable flyer
Cardiac Rehab Roundtable flyer
HHQI's 2018 Heart Month webinar flyer (Feb 27)
 
Interactive Atlas of Heart Disease & Stroke
Interactive Atlas of Heart Disease & Stroke
Interactive map from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
 
Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Rehab Program Directory
Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Rehab Program Directory
Locate a program in your state or ZIP code (AACVPR)
 
Accurate Assessment: BP & Orthostatic Hypotension
Accurate Assessment: BP & Orthostatic Hypotension
Guidelines for accurate BP readings & orthostatic HTN assessments & interventions
 
High Blood Pressure - How to Make Control Your Goal
High Blood Pressure - How to Make Control Your Goal
Blood pressure management tips for patients from Million Hearts®
 
Your Guide to Physical Activity & Your Heart
Your Guide to Physical Activity & Your Heart
How to develop a safe & effective program of sustainable physical activity (NHLBI)
 
Aim for a Healthy Weight
Aim for a Healthy Weight
Educational patient booklet from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
 
At A Glance: Lowering Your BP with DASH
At A Glance: Lowering Your BP with DASH
Educational patient flyer from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
 
In Brief: Lowering Your BP with DASH
In Brief: Lowering Your BP with DASH
Educational patient guide from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
 

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