You Can Live with Heart Failure – Healthy Habits for Life” is a patient self-management educational calendar. This 2012 calendar provides educational messages and colorful illustrations to help patients take control of their condition. With areas to record information, patients use the calendar to record their weight and track their heart failure symptoms. Healthcare providers can use it to educate heart failure patients about their condition and teach them self-management skills. Available in both English and Spanish. Hospitals can customize the calendars by adding their hospital logo to the front cover.
The corresponding pocket guide was created to help nurses educate heart failure patients about their condition and designed to be used with the accompanying patient self-management educational calendar, “You Can Live with Heart Failure – Healthy Habits for Life.” The guide is organized by teaching topic and each topic begins with the corresponding calendar messages by month. Within each topic there are two sections – “what the nurse needs to know” and “what the patient needs to know.”