Improving Outcomes in Heart Failure. Mod E. Patient Engagement

Date Available: Now
Date Expires: 03/22/2018

Course Type: On Demand

Sponsor Name: Athena Forum, LLC
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CE Value (credits): 2
CE Type: Standard

Contact Information:
Kristin Hoffman

Course Description:

Self-care—eating right, taking medication and exercising regularly—plays an important role in the management of heart failure, but being able to consistently adopt those behaviors can be a big challenge for many HF patients. This module looks at the best strategies for helping patients make those changes—from understanding behavior change pathways to identifying patients at risk for non-adherence. It also details some concrete ways case managers and healthcare professionals can support patients, using motivational interviewing and the teach-back method. After detailing the spectrum of culturally and linguistically appropriate services (CLAS) and health literacy, the module then outlines how case managers can test a patient’s literacy, so that CMs can build on the knowledge patients have.

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