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AHA Toolkit for Professionals

Discover patient education tools from the American Heart Association. Sources include a Go-to-Guide, Heart Failure Patient Education Checklist, Heart Failure Signs and Symptoms, and more.

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Discharge Checklist

A Target Heart Failure discharge checklist tool.

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Discharge Criteria

Discharge criteria for patients hospitalized with heart failure.

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Heart Failure Facts

Fact sheet on heart failure findings, figures, and factoids.

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Heart Failure Self-Management

Find resources from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Program on Health Literacy—Includes print materials and clinical tools.

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More Resources

Find more resources from the American Heart Association and their Target: Heart Failure campaign. Includes strategies and clinical tools.

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Patient Guidelines

Heart failure enhanced hear failure patient education prior to hospital discharge.

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Rehospitalizations and Heart Failure

This slide show covers Reducing 30-Day Heart Failure Rehospitalizations. 56-minutes.

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Root Cause Analysis Tool

Identifying potential gaps in transitional care for patients with heart failure that contribute to potentially preventable readmissions can improve patient care and enhance quality improvement efforts.

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Target Heart Failure Measure

This document is intended to provide a brief rationale as to each of the measures
that are measured under Target: Heart Failure for each of the three key categories: (1) Medication
Optimization, (2) Early Follow-up Care Coordination, and (3) Enhanced Patient Education. 

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Telephone Follow Up

A telephone follow-up form that covers patient education and medication management.

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