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AAHFN Fact Sheet
The American Association of Heart Failure Nurses
The American Association of Heart Failure Nurses (AAHFN) is a specialty organization dedicated to advancing nursing education, clinical practice and research to improve heart failure patient outcomes. The organization's goal is to set the standards for heart failure nursing care.
Profile of the Association
AAHFN unites the full spectrum of nurses and other health professionals interested in heart failure. The Association serves as the interface for sharing ideas, translating research findings into practice, and setting priorities for the future. It welcomes and values all professionals involved in heart failure care. We focus on patients across all environments of care from the hospital, to the clinic, to home.
Leading nurses in heart failure care.
To be the foremost nursing association across the heart failure continuum.
The incidence and prevalence of heart failure are increasing to epidemic proportions in the U.S. Despite advances in treatment, heart failure outcomes remain poor, related in part to failure of the healthcare community to use the latest evidence-based management strategies.
Because heart failure care crosses the spectrum of nursing practice, keeping up with the latest innovations is difficult. AAHFN is the leading association for the advancement of heart failure nursing practice, education, and research, providing members with:
Current membership benefits include:
Future membership benefits will include heart failure certification, a mentor program, and discounts on text books.
The Connection – the only newsletter designed specifically for heart failure nurses. Here you will find helpful departments such as Ask the Experts, Practice Protocols, New Product Updates, Summaries of Late Breaking Trials, Nurse and Patient Spotlights, and Letters to the Editor.