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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Free CEs from HHQI University
Free CEs from HHQI University
promotional video
 
Treating Tobacco Use & Dependence: Current Practice Guidelines
Treating Tobacco Use & Dependence: Current Practice Guidelines
 
Data Access Tutorial
Data Access Tutorial
Take a 15-min tour of HHQI's Data Access System
 
HHCDR Overview Webinar
HHCDR Overview Webinar
37-min tour of the Home Health Cardiovascular Data Registry (slides & transcript: English, Spanish)
 
Lifestyle Modifications Part 2 (MP4)
Lifestyle Modifications Part 2 (MP4)
Downloadable clinician video on physical activity, alcohol moderation, and smoking cessation (transcript & refs)
 
The Million Hearts® Toolbox for Hypertension Control & Beyond
The Million Hearts® Toolbox for Hypertension Control & Beyond
September 2017 CardioLAN webinar recording (free CEs)
 
Making Non-Compliance a Thing of the Past
Making Non-Compliance a Thing of the Past
June/July 2017 CardioLAN webinar recording (free CEs)
 
Cholesterol: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
Cholesterol: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
Treatment guidelines, lifestyle mods, & all meds for cholesterol mgmt. 
 
Maintenance Therapy for the HH Patient with Heart Failure
Maintenance Therapy for the HH Patient with Heart Failure
 
Exercise Prescription for the Home Health Patient with Heart Failure
Exercise Prescription for the Home Health Patient with Heart Failure
 
Therapeutic Considerations for Hypertension
Therapeutic Considerations for Hypertension
June 2015 webinar recording
 
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)
 

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