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The Connection Issue 43: Topic: Cardiac Rehabilitation in Heart Failure
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Newsletter Expiration Date: March 2017 0.75 Contact Hours

3/18/2016 to 3/1/2017
When: Friday, March 18, 2016
Where: Online Educational Activity
United States

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Enduring Activity
Expiration Date: March 2017
0.75 Contact Hour

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Purpose Statement

The purpose of this activity is to increase knowledge of cardiac rehabilitation (CR) for heart failure (HF) patients including special considerations for this population.


1. Identify at least two challenges integrating the HF population with mainstream CR population.
2. Identify at least two special considerations for heart failure patients in cardiac rehabilitation.
3. Define at least two components of the new CMS regulatory guidelines for CR and heart failure patients.
4. Describe the cardiac rehab experience from the patient with heart failure’s perspective.

Planning Committee
Billie Papasifakis, RN-BC, MSN, AACC
Anita Sherer, MSN, RN, PCCN 
Nora J. Brennan, RN, BSN

Planning committee members have no real or perceived conflicts of interest that relate to this activity.

Augustine Agocha, MD, PhD, FACC
Clinton A. Brawner, PhD, ACSM-RCEP 
Jane Goodeve, MSN, CHFN
Kelley H. Pattison, PhD, RN
Amy Reid, ARNP
Blake Vostrirancky, MS, ACSM-RLEP

Faculty members have no real or perceived conflicts of interest that relate to this activity.

ANCC Accreditation Statement
This activity is provided by the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses (AAHFN).

The American Association of Heart Failure Nurses (AAHFN) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Learners are advised that accredited status does not imply endorsement by the provider or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with an activity.

Commercial Support

There is no commercial support for this activity.

Requirement for successful completion

Read the issue in its entirety and the accreditation information below; the articles that have the education logo next to it are part of the enduring educational activity Cardiac Rehabilitation in Heart Failure. Access the post test, successfully pass it with a minimal score of 70% and submit an evaluation and receive a certificate of completion. Participants who successfully complete this activity in its entirety will be awarded 0.75 contact hour. 

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