{{ (moduleVm.actions && moduleVm.changeStatus) ? moduleVm.status : '' }} Implementation of a Disease Management Program in Adult Heart Failure Patients

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The authors layout the case for an innovative disease management program for patients who have heart failure. The implementation of this multidisciplinary program resulted in a statistically significant decrease in 30-day readmissions for these patients. The findings support the need for coordinated, interdisciplinary disease management to improve the quality of life of those with heart failure. In addition, the results highlight the role of case managers in facilitating organized care to for these patients.

Purpose of Activity

To provide information on an innovative project to reduce 30-day readmission rates for adult heart failure (HF) patients by implementing a disease management program

Learning Objectives

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Describe literature review findings on disease management programs, patient education topics related to self-care behaviors, and associated guidelines on HF.
  2. Summarize the purpose and methods of the implemented HF disease management program.
  3. Explain the results and limitations of the implemented HF disease management program.
Price: $17.95


  • NAHQ 1.5 CEH

This continuing education (CE) activity is provided by Lippincott Professional Development and has been approved by the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) for 1.5 CPHQ CE Hours. CPHQ CE Hours are based on a 60-minute hour. This CE is approved for meeting requirements for certification renewal.

Test Code: PCM1120A HQ
Published: Nov/Dec 2020
Expires: 11/1/2021
Required Passing Score: 14/20 (70%)
Authors: Chantel Charais, DNP, RN, AGCNS-BC, CCRN, CEN; Margaret Bowers, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, CHSE, AACC, FAANP; Olamide Oladipo Do, USN; Benjamin Smallheer, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, CCRN, CNE