Tag Archives: cardiovascular health

New Cholesterol Management Guidelines and the Effects on Home Health Patients

by Misty Kevech, HHQI RN Project Coordinator Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. for men and women (CDC, 2017). Every year, 735,000 Americans have a heart attack (CDC, 2017). Cardiovascular health is important to the … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions & Your Heart

by Misty Kevech, RN Project Coordinator, HHQI A little over a month ago, many people made New Year’s resolutions such as losing weight, exercising more, and trying to quit smoking. Have you started down the slippery slope of forgetting or … Continue reading

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Study: Geography, regional practices affect patient treatment

Fall of 2013 was the season of updated guidelines. Organizations and expert panels such as the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology, the Eighth Joint National Committee, and the American Diabetes Association all announced new guidelines providing … Continue reading

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Easy ways to reduce sodium, improve cardiovascular health

As American Heart Month 2014 draws to a close, we’d like to share some tips from Quality Insights of Pennsylvania (the Pennsylvania Quality Improvement Organization) on reducing sodium to improve cardiovascular health. We all know that reducing sodium is an … Continue reading

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Moving Beyond Heart Failure

Healthcare is changing both quickly and significantly.  For almost 10 years, the home health industry has been working on reducing hospitalizations. Over the last couple years, hospitals are now in alignment with reducing readmissions, especially with heart failure patients. That … Continue reading

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Promote cardiovascular health among your staff

Cardiovascular health education and support for staff members is an important part of celebrating American Heart Month. The national Million Hearts® initiative has provided a 2-page Cardiovascular Health Action Steps for Employers. The sheet includes a variety of action steps that … Continue reading

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Managing diabetes is vital to cardiovascular health

As we observe American Heart Month throughout February, HHQI invites you to download our newest free evidence-based Best Practice Intervention Package (BPIP) – Disease Management: Diabetes. What does diabetes have to do with cardiovascular health? Adults who have diabetes are … Continue reading

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