February Health Observances & Featured Resources

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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Cardiovascular Movement flyer
Cardiovascular Movement flyer
Education, Data, Networking & Assistance to help you improve your patients' cardiovascular health
 
HHCDR flyer
HHCDR flyer
Learn about the benefits of participating in the Home Health Cardiovascular Data Registry (HHCDR)
 
Heart Attack & Stroke Risk Factors, Signs & Symptoms course flyer
Heart Attack & Stroke Risk Factors, Signs & Symptoms course flyer
Free, educational online course for home health aides & community health workers
 
Cardio Milestones flyer
Cardio Milestones flyer
Learn how to achieve HHQI's 5 Cardio Milestones
 
PIP Tool: Cardio Health
PIP Tool: Cardio Health
Guidance for HHCDR participants on developing a QAPI Performance Improvement Project (PIP) to improve a CVH issue
 
Heart-Healthy Boxes for Food Banks
Heart-Healthy Boxes for Food Banks
Low-sodium, low-fat food donation suggestions
 
How to Actively Engage Patients to Change Health Behavior
How to Actively Engage Patients to Change Health Behavior
Article by Melinda H. Huffman of the National Society of Health Coaches
 
Review of the SBAR Technique
Review of the SBAR Technique
from the Collaboration for Homecare Advances in Management and Practice (CHAMP) Program
 
CVD: Risk Reduction & Treatment through Diet & Lifestyle Changes
CVD: Risk Reduction & Treatment through Diet & Lifestyle Changes
Sept 2018 CardioLAN webinar recording (free Nursing CEs available)
 
Statin Therapy for the Prevention & Treatment of CVD
Statin Therapy for the Prevention & Treatment of CVD
Recording of the June 2018 CardioLAN webinar (free Nursing CEs available)
 
Initial Medical Order Confirmation Form
Initial Medical Order Confirmation Form
Agency-physician communication tool
 
Accurate Assessment: BP & Orthostatic Hypotension
Accurate Assessment: BP & Orthostatic Hypotension
Guidelines for accurate BP readings & orthostatic HTN assessments & interventions
 

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