The Connection Issue 67: Prevention

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Enduring Education Activity
Start Date: March 1, 2021
Expiration Date: March 1, 2023
1.0 Contact Hours ANCC
Member Price: Free
Non-Member Price $10.00

Learning Outcomes

1. Participants will be able to apply what they have learned resulting in potential prevention of early Stage B disease and improvement in the lives of Stage A HF patients, as well as in the lives of nurses, providers, and clinical staff.


2. Participants will be able to apply diverse methods of prevention including medical management (medications: SGLTS2 inhibitors, lipid modifiers), innovative therapies (CardioMEMS) and lifestyle modifications (such as nutrition/diet, exercise, sleep) in daily heart failure practice and care to improve quality of life and deter progression of disease and optimize outcomes. 

3. Participants will be able to put into practice behavioral theory/therapy and the stages of change in the education, encouragement and guidance of heart failure patients to make necessary medical and lifestyle modifications to change, alter or halt the progression of the heart failure disease process and improve quality of life. 

4.Participants will be able to identify relevant patient needs and absence or lack in the provision of care and make appropriate referrals and consults to interdisciplinary services within the in-patient/out-patient environment as well as in social and community services at large. 

Planning Committee
Carolyn Miller Reilly, PhD, RN, CHFN-K, CNE, FAHA, FAAN

Ashley Moore-Gibbs, DNP, RN, AGPCNP-BC, CHFN
Joette C. Hughes, MSN, CRNP
Kelley M. Anderson, PhD, FNP, CHFN-K
Robin Miller, DNP, MPH, ACNP
Karen A. Tarolli, MSN, ACNP-BC, CHFN

Accreditation Statement
This activity is provided by the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses (AAHFN). The American Association of Heart Failure Nurses (AAHFN) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation.

Disclosure/Conflicts of Interest
The planners and faculty for this activity do not have any relevant relationships to disclose unless listed below. Any resulting conflicts of interest have been resolved according to ANCC guidance.

Disclosure of Commercial Support
AAHFN did not receive commercial support from any organizations for this activity.   

The requirement for successful completion:
Read the issue in its entirety and the accreditation information below; the articles that have the education logo next to it are part of the enduring educational activity The Connection Issue 67: Prevention. Access the post-test, successfully pass it with a minimal score of 70% and submit an evaluation and receive a certificate of completion. Participants who successfully complete this activity in its entirety will be awarded 1.00 contact hours.