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2018 Heart Failure Awareness Week
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 The American Association of Heart Failure Nurses (AAHFN) 

2018 Heart Failure Awareness Week

AAHFN is beginning a year - long campaign during Heart Failure Awareness Week to provide tools for patients with heart failure and their caregivers.  The Patient Education Committee developed tips for medication adherence. 

Every Dose, Every Day

How do I remember to take my medications, and why?

Taking your medications is part of the daily routine when you have heart failure. Why? The medications have been shown to save lives, prolong life and improve the heart's function.

It is estimated that 50 - 75% of people do not take their medications as prescribed by their provider.  Approximately 60% of heart failure patients will be readmitted to the hospital because they do not take the medications as prescribed.

 Working with your Heart Failure Team

Keep all your appointments with your healthcare provider.

Bring all your pill bottles including those you buy over-the-counter to your appointments to review with your healthcare provider.

Take your pills as prescribed and refill your pills on time.

Click here to get tips on how to remember to take your medications.

Click here to learn how to use technology to manage your medication reminders.

Click here to read about assistance getting your pills.

Click Here to learn tips for taking care of you and your device. 

Let your healthcare provider know if you are not able to get or take your pills.

Weigh yourself every morning before eating and after going to the bathroom.

Bring a log of your daily weights to all of your appointments.


Medication Wallet Card
Fill out the wallet card with all the medications you take including over-the- counter medications
Update this card whenever there are changes to your medications.
Click on the image below to download and print the wallet card


Medication Tip Sheets


Medication Assistance Resources
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How do I remember
to take my pills?

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Medication Tracker
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Using Technology to Help Manage Medication Reminders

Using Technology to Help Manage
Medication Reminders

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Device Care
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Generous Sponsors of AAHFN's Heart Failure Awareness Week include:


Medtronic   Novartis  

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