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Heart Failure University

REGISTER TODAY!
Call 970.624.1700.

*Patients may bring care providers
with them (family member or friend).

*Seating is limited to 20 participants.

Heart Failure University is a free patient education series designed to provide valuable information to people living with heart failure. The four-part series is held in Fort Collins.

Choose from one of our upcoming classes in 2014:

Thursdays, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

  • Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30
  • March 6, 13, 20, 27
  • May 1, 8, 15, 22
  • July 10, 17, 24, 31
  • Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25
  • Nov.6, 13, 20, Dec. 4

Harmony Campus, Building A
2121 E. Harmony Rd., Fort Collins
Suite 200, Boardroom 

Class I: Overview and monitoring symptoms of heart failure
Instruction led by a heart failure patient navigator

  • What is heart failure and what causes it?
  • The basics of managing heart failure (symptom monitoring, daily weighing, medication adherence and more).
  • Treatment options for heart failure.
  • What does my future look like (prognosis)?
  • Signs of worsening heart failure.
  • Fluid and symptom monitoring: The importance of weighing daily and doing right.
  • The importance of daily evaluation of symptoms using the green/yellow/red chart.
  • Discussion about when to call your provider and when to go the emergency room.

Class II: Lifestyles I - Medications and exercise
Instruction led by a pharmacist and cardiac exercise therapist

  • What medications do I need to take and why?
  • Medications used to treat heart failure and slow its progression.
  • Discussion about how heart failure medications work, the best time for taking them, side effects, and what to do if a
    dose is missed.
  • Exercise and activity: finding balance and building endurance without stressing you heart.

Class III: Lifestyle II - Nutrition
Instruction led by a registered dietician and cardiac rehab nurse

  • Eating heart healthy to slow the progression of heart failure and heart disease.
  • Review of medication adherence and symptoms.

Class IV: Lifestyle III - Resources, support and next steps
Instruction led by a community case manager or medical social worker and a heart failure patient navigator

  • Self-management, coping and building support systems.
  • Community resources, support groups, and financial assistance programs.
  • Planning your future to protect your wishes for care (living wills, healthcare durable power of attorney and DNR status).
  • Review of daily weighing and healthy eating.
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