AAHFNAmerican Association of Heart Failure Nurses (Mount Laurel, NJ)
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AAHFN is working to increase awareness and encourage more communication between patients, caregivers, and their healthcare providers.
AAHFN is committed to providing education to nurses, patients, and caregivers" said AAHFN President Connie Lewis, MSN, ACNP-BC, NP-C, CCRN, CHFN.
In support of the program AAHFN recently released the Core Curriculum Review that is not only a study guide for the CHFN exam, but is also a heart failure nursing reference tool.
These talented, caring professionals offer a completely unique skill set and certification confirms that their knowledge and expertise in heart failure care is second to none," says Marie Galvao, MSN, ANP-BC, CHFN, AAHFN President.
These messages are invaluable because those at risk of developing heart failure must be aware of steps to take which will impact on their health, and those with heart failure must be aware of basic pharmacologic and device therapies available to them that are life-saving, but unfortunately underutilized nationally," says Marie Galvao, MSN, ANP-BC, CHFN, AAHFN President.
The AAHFN Patient Education Resource Center provides concise, educational and reference material, which covers all aspects of heart failure including recommended preventative self-care measures.
We encourage nurses to join us at AAHFN and get certified," according to AAHFN President, Vera Barton-Caro.
In honor of National Nurses Week, AAHFN would like to recognize not only the work of Heart Failure Nurses, but all nurses for their dedication to their practice to promote optimal patient outcomes - because behind every patient is a great nurse.
We're excited to build upon the momentum from our participation in last year's Heart Failure Awareness Week," said AAHFN Executive Director Heather Petet.
According to these survey results, many Americans may be missing these critical steps," said Robin Trupp, PhD(c), APRN, President of AAHFN.
AAHFN is a specialty organization dedicated to advancing nursing education, clinical practice and research to improve outcomes for patients with heart failure.
The AAHFN has launched Failure is NOT an Option(SM), an educational campaign to increase awareness about heart failure.