AAHFN is Grateful to Queen Latifah
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
AAHFN is grateful to Queen Latifah
MOUNT LAUREL, NJ ---September 29, 2015 The American Association of Heart Failure Nurses (AAHFN) is grateful to Queen Latifah for publically discussing her mother Rita Owens’ diagnosis of heart failure. As heart failure nurses we know that to receive the diagnosis of heart failure has a profound emotional impact on patients and their families. This diagnosis is often frightening; however there are many treatments and therapies that can help individuals live long and productive lives. The mission of AAHFN is to provide individualized care and education to help patients and their loved ones navigate the complexities of this condition and enhance the quality of life. Dr. Marilyn Prasun, President of AAHFN, said “The more we talk about Heart Failure and get the proper information to patients and caregivers, the more we can turn it into heart success.”
The AAHFN applauds the AHA in launching the Rise Above Heart Failure campaign and encourage our members as well as others to support this initiative.
If you are a patient living with heart failure or a caregiver, you can find more information at http://www.aahfnpatienteducation.com
Marilyn A. Prasun RN, PhD, CCNS, CNL, FAHA, CHFN President AAHFN Dr. Marilyn Prasun is a Clinical Nurse Specialist, researcher and coordinator of the Heart Failure Disease Management program at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, IL. Her primary responsibilities in the Heart Failure Disease Management program are to work with patients transitioning home following hospitalization and managing patients that require additional assistance to reduce heart failure hospitalization. She has worked with hospitalized cardiac patients as well as outpatients for the past 20 years as an advanced practice nurse. She also leads research initiatives to examine heart failure patient outcomes. In addition, she also serves as adjunct faculty in the School of Nursing at Illinois State University where she teaches in the graduate nursing program.