Empower Your Patients With ACC's New HF Tools and Resources
The ACC’s CardioSmart team recently developed a suite of tools and resources to help patients with heart failure get off to a good start in managing their condition and knowing what to expect. These tools were created to increase patient engagement and improve the patient-clinician dialogue. Help your patients reach their goals with the “I Have Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection Fraction. Now What?" My Heart Failure Action Plan. Developed for patients with newly diagnosed Stage C HFrEF to guide them in initiating medical therapy during the first six to twelve months, this Action Plan guides patients on how to make informed decisions about the best first steps for managing their condition. A Clinician How-To tool was also created to help clinicians make the most out of the Action Plan. In addition, several worksheets are available to help facilitate optimal self-management in between follow-up appointments, such as a daily weight tracker, symptom assessment and medication adherence tips. The new Heart Failure Journey Infographic helps patients understand what to expect and how to turn heart failure into heart success. Another interactive tool to help you empower your patients is the Heart Failure Video, explaining this condition and showing how patients can take an active role in their care. Visit CardioSmart.org/MyHFActionPlan for more tools and resources.