Resources for Health Professionals Caring for Heart Failure Patients
MaineHealth Diuretic Protocol
Heart Failure Clinical Update Series
Target Audience: Nurses and allied health professionals
Description: 5 different modules, including:
- Overview of Heart Failure for the Clinical Professional
- Clinical Assessments of the Heart Failure Patient
- Heart Failure Medication Update
- Physical Activity and Nutrition for the Heart Failure Patient
- Using the PHQ-9 to Assess Depression
For more information, contact Richard Veilleux at (207) 661-7557.
Heart Failure – Patient Education
The Healing Hearts Program offers patient education programming on a wide range of heart failure topics. To order patient or provider educational materials, please contact Gretchen Reynolds at (207) 662-4613.
For more information about the Healing Hearts Program, please email one of our staff .
The Beat Goes On – Heart Failure Patient Education Series
This low-cost, five-session program is offered twice a year in five locations around Maine.
Heart Failure Zone Chart
A quick visual reference for patients to assess their daily status and take appropriate action.
Healing Hearts Patient Newsletter
Please use this link to view archived editions of our quarterly newsletter comprising patient stories, recipes and helpful tips on heart failure management.
MaineHealth Policy on Educational Material Reproduction
Use this link for MaineHealth policy on the reproduction of its clinical and patient education materials.
Heart Failure – Resources for Clinical Professionals
The following links are to external sites not associated with MaineHealth. Clicking on one of the below links will take you outside of the MaineHealth website.
For more information about the Heart Failure Program, please send an email to Richard Veilleux , Program Manager, or call (207) 661-7557.
Guidelines and Clinical Links
HFSA Comprehensive Heart Failure Practice Guidelines – HFSA guidelines for Heart Failure.
ACC/AHA Clinical Practice Guideline – ACC/AHA guidelines for Heart Failure.
Society of Thoracic Surgeons
Provides information on heart surgery and disease through a resource list and a patient Information page.
Keep abreast of the latest clinical developments by visiting this website comprising newsletters, clinical news and tools. It contains high-quality materials and information.
The Maine Heart Center
The Maine Heart Center is a nonprofit organization with hospitals throughout Southern and Central Maine, dedicated to delivering superior care in cardiac services. In partnership with cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons and anesthesiologists, the Maine Heart Center network offers open-heart surgery, angioplasty, cardiac catheterizations, and other cardiac procedures.
Physical Activity and Exercise
Shape Up America!
Offers information regarding fitness and weight management.
Choose My Plate
My plate illistrates the 5 food groups that are the building blocks for a healthy diet.
Nutrition and Weight Management
Recommended to many people with hypertension or pre-hypertension by their physicians.
Created by the Harvard School of Public Health, this site provides clear tips for healthy eating and dispels common nutrition myths.
General Patient Education Information
Click this link to find general information about heart disease.
MaineHealth Learning Resource Centers
Health information and education resources for patients, families and communities.
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
Offers patient information about heart and vascular health through the site's health information page.