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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The Beat Goes On – Living with AFib
The Beat Goes On – Living with AFib
Patient booklet for atrial fibrillation disease and management (PCNA)
 
Planning for Change: Thinking About Quitting
Planning for Change: Thinking About Quitting
2-page questionnaire helps patients develop a successful quit plan (Rx for Change)
 
Measuring Orthostatic Blood Pressure
Measuring Orthostatic Blood Pressure
Step-by-step instructions and record-keeping worksheet
 
Interactive Atlas of Heart Disease & Stroke
Interactive Atlas of Heart Disease & Stroke
Interactive map from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
 
How Do You Measure Up (Blood Pressure)
How Do You Measure Up (Blood Pressure)
Patient booklet for blood pressure measurement and management (PCNA)
 
Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Rehab Program Directory
Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Rehab Program Directory
Locate a program in your state or ZIP code (AACVPR)
 
Blood Pressure Tracking Tool
Blood Pressure Tracking Tool
Convenient tool from the American Heart Assoc helps patients record at-home BP readings
 
Blood Clots – What you need to know
Blood Clots – What you need to know
Patient booklet for blood clots and management (PCNA)
 
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)
 
Your Guide to Lowering Blood Pressure
Your Guide to Lowering Blood Pressure
How to achieve & maintain a lower BP through lifestyle and, if prescribed, medication (NHLBI)
 
Where's the Sodium?
Where's the Sodium?
Understand the impact of consuming too much sodium and tips to reduce daily intake (CDC)
 
Triglycerides - What you need to know
Triglycerides - What you need to know
Fact sheet to use as teaching tool on triglycerides and management (PCNA)
 

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