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February 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 1), and National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week (Feb 10-16).

Cardiovascular health improvement is a major focus of the HHQI National Campaign, 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.
  • Click to learn more about HHQI's 2019 American Heart Month webinar | Feb 21, 2019 | 2-3pm ET | Treating Tobacco Use & DependenceHHQI's Home Health Cardiovascular Data Registry (HHCDR) is a powerful and convenient quality improvement tool available to CMS-certified home health agencies. The HHCDR fuels free custom data reports that will help you identify specific opportunities for improving the cardiovascular health of your patient population and will provide evidence of the impact made by your quality improvement efforts. Learn more.
  • Cardiovascular 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) CreditsHHQI University's Cardiovascular Health course catalog currently includes 17 self-paced, online courses with a total of 24 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 & WebinarsHHQI'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, Cardiac Rehab, 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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Fundamental Focus: BP Control & Smoking Cessation BPIP
Fundamental Focus: BP Control & Smoking Cessation BPIP
A refresher for clinicians & leaders; more in-depth info in CVH Part 1 & Part 2 BPIPs
 
Cardiovascular Health for At-Risk Populations BPIP
Cardiovascular Health for At-Risk Populations BPIP
Identifies specific risk for certain at-risk populations; strategies to address barriers & tools/resources provided
 
Cardiovascular Health Part 2 BPIP
Cardiovascular Health Part 2 BPIP
Improving cholesterol screenings; reducing cardiovascular risk; smoking cessation resources

 
Cardiovascular Health Part 1 BPIP
Cardiovascular Health Part 1 BPIP
Evidence-based practices for aspirin therapy and assessments and strategies for blood pressure control
 
Industry Guideline Updates: Cardiovascular Health Management
Industry Guideline Updates: Cardiovascular Health Management
Addendum to HHQI's Cardiovascular Health BPIPs
 
Industry Guideline Updates: Diabetes Management
Industry Guideline Updates: Diabetes Management
 
Industry Guideline Updates: Heart Failure Management
Industry Guideline Updates: Heart Failure Management
 
HHQI Cardiovascular Health Improvement Initiative Update
HHQI Cardiovascular Health Improvement Initiative Update
Recording of the June 2019 CardioLAN webinar
 
Smoking & Your Heart (MP4)
Smoking & Your Heart (MP4)
Downloadable patient video explains the negative effects smoking has on your heart (transcript & refs)
 
Smoking & Your Heart (YouTube)
Smoking & Your Heart (YouTube)
6-minute patient video explains the negative effects smoking has on your heart
 
How to Quit Smoking (YouTube)
How to Quit Smoking (YouTube)
8-minute patient video discusses helpful cessation strategies & resources
 
How to Quit Smoking (MP4)
How to Quit Smoking (MP4)
Downloadable patient video discusses helpful cessation strategies & resources (transcript & refs)
 

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