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The Connection Issue 36: Topic: Heart Failure Patient Education
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Newsletter Expiration Date: June 2017 0.75 Contact Hours

6/30/2016 to 6/30/2017
When: Thursday, June 30, 2016
Where: Online Educational Activity
United States

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Enduring Activity
Expiration Date: June 2017
.75 Contact Hour

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Purpose Statement
The purpose of this activity is to enable the learner to apply adult learning principles and teaching strategies to the education of the adult patient with heart failure.

1. Identify common problems with medication reconciliation
2. Discuss techniques to improve quality of medication reconciliation activities in different practice settings
3. Recognize key components of health behavior change
4. Utilize the core principles of motivational interviewing within one's clinical practice
5. Utilize the teach-back method within one's clinical practice
6. Identify the key parts of the education requirements for patients with HF as mandated by AHA/ACC, HFSA, and CMS
7. Recognize the impact of cognitive impairment on the ability of the patient to understand instructions

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 Heart Failure Patient Education. 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 .75 contact hour. 

Planning Committee
Rebecca M. Castro, MSN, RN, CNS, FNP-BC, CHFN
M. Jane Swartz DNP, ACNS-BC, RN 

Julie Gee, RN, MSN, CNP, CHFN
Kimberley Schaub, PhD, Clinical Psychologist
Tanya D. Williams, RN, MSN, CCNS-BC
Elizabeth Painter, Psy.D
Sherry K. Milfred-Laforest, Pharm D, BCPS 

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

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. 

AAHFN is professionally managed by Association Headquarters Inc., a charter accredited association management company.