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Celebrate American Heart Awareness Month in February!StethescopeHearts

Join Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG) to celebrate American Heart Awareness Month. The resources below help patients and healthcare providers take concrete steps toward improved cardiac health. Let's work together to make this campaign a success!

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State of Get With the Guidelines: Heart Failure 2019

Webinar Event — February 11, 2019

Open to all settings

Attend the State of Get With the Guidelines: Heart Failure 2019 hosted by the American Heart Association on February 11, 2019, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. ET.

Join this event for a very special Heart Failure Awareness Week webinar, State of Get With The Guidelines: Heart Failure 2019. You will hear from experts in heart failure as they review the ongoing challenge to optimize medical therapy for heart failure, guideline derived care, best practices, safely reducing readmissions, the treatment of special populations, quality of life in heart failure, and more.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Treating Tobacco Use & Dependence: Current Practice Guidelines

Webinar Event — February 21, 2019

Open to all settings

Earn 1.25 hours of nursing continuing-education credit

Attend the Treating Tobacco Use & Dependence: Current Practice Guidelines hosted by Home Health Quality Improvement (HHQI) on
February 21, 2019, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. ET.

The event will address how tobacco use impacts cardiovascular health immediately and over time. The HHQI team will discuss current evidence-based practices and efficacy rates for behavioral and pharmacotherapy interventions. Coaching techniques and tobacco cessation tools will be featured to help clinicians use the latest innovations with their patients right away.

Speaker: Karen S. Hudmon, DrPh, MS, RPh, Professor of Public Health Pharmacy, Purdue University, College of Pharmacy, Clinical Professor, University of California at San Francisco, School of Pharmacy.

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Upcoming CardioLAN Webinar — March 21, 2019

Open to home health settings

Check out the HHQI webinar calendar for details on an upcoming event on March 21.

 

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 For healthcare providers and patients:

  • Help spread the word about American Heart Awareness Month by using your Twitter feed. The American Heart Association has partnered with Healthfinder.gov to provide a set of tweets that you can cut and paste into your Twitter stream. Just visit healthfinder.gov/NHO/FebruaryToolkit.aspx#tweets to use your preferred messages.
  • Join Million Hearts® (@MillionHeartsUS) at the CDC, the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (@AACVPR), and the American College of Cardiology (@ACCinTouch) for a Twitter chat on Tuesday, February 12 at 1:00 p.m. ET, in observance of National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week. The chat will highlight the importance of cardiac rehabilitation and how health care professionals can increase referral rates. Be sure to use the Twitter handle #CardiacRehabChat in your dialogue.