Chronic heart failure

Guidelines and tools

A targeted approach to reducing heart failure readmissions: The heart failure Toolkit

A resource for reducing 30 day readmission rates for patients with heart failure. Outlines a series of patient centred outcome measures, three heart failure optimisation pillars, a framework for health service system redesign and how data can be used to drive quality improvement. A joint initiative between the Heart Foundation and the Victorian Government through the Health Innovation and Reform Council (HIRC) and the Victorian Cardiac Clinical Network (VCCN).

Heart Failure Toolkit – a targeted approach to reducing heart failure readmissions

Toolkit for improving cardiac rehabilitation and heart failure services

This toolkit is designed to support health professionals with an action plan of how to improve services and two factsheets outlining the evidence for and benefits of cardiac rehabilitation and heart failure services. The Heart Foundation has developed this toolkit with the support of the Statewide Cardiac Clinical Network and the AMA Queensland.

HEART online

  • HEART online website
    Clinician resources for cardiac rehabilitation and heart failure management. Access evidence-based guidelines, templates, protocols, calculators, patient resources and videos. Supported by Queensland Health and the Heart Foundation.

A systematic approach to chronic heart failure care: a consensus statement

Chronic heart failure guidelines

Multidiciplinary care

Information for your patients

Living well with chronic heart failure

Living well with chronic heart failure information sheet. For people with chronic heart failure and their carers. How to minimise symptoms and when to get help. Available in 17 languages:

My heart, my life

Free mobile app helps you manage your medicines and health stats like blood pressure and cholesterol. Also learn about heart attack warning signs and what to do. Download now

Living well with heart failure - Information to help you feel better

This resource (workbook) is designed for health professionals to use with heart failure patients who have low health literacy to help them better self-manage their heart failure. See additional resources, including a daily fluid balance chart and medicines list.


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