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WebEx Opportunity: Cardiac Rehab Roundtable
February 27, 2018 | 1:00 – 2:30 PM CT

Hosted by The Home Health Quality Improvement National Campaign (HHQI)

Evidence suggests hospital readmissions and all-cause mortality rates are reduced when patients who have experienced a heart attack participate in a cardiac rehabilitation program. However, even as providers are striving to improve and sustain the quality of delivered cardiovascular care, this is often a missed opportunity.

During this webinar, leading national experts will discuss the diseases/diagnoses that qualify a patient to participate in cardiac rehab and the services that are included. Presenters will also review available alternatives for those patients who are unable to attend an outpatient program.

Expert Panel:

Bud Langham, PT, MBA
Encompass Home Health
Chief Clinical Officer

Kate Traynor, RN, MS, FAACVPR
Massachusetts General Hospital
Director, CVD Prevention Center

Janet Wright, MD, FACC
CDC/CMS; Million Hearts®
Executive Director

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Describe the Million Hearts 2022® cardiac rehabilitation priorities
  2. Explain three benefits and potential barriers of outpatient cardiac rehabilitation
  3. Discuss alternatives for the home health setting when outpatient cardiac rehab is not possible
  4. List three methods to improve home health patients’ cardiac rehabilitation participation

This activity is pending approval of 1.75 hours of continuing education (CE) credit from the Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited approver of nursing continuing education through the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC). An application is also pending for continuing competency units (CCUs) through the Federation of State Board of Physical Therapy (FSBPT).

For complete details and to register, please visit the HHQI website.