Education and Training
Education and training on heart failure is vital for health care professionals to ensure that they have
a good level of knowledge and understanding of the condition to enable them to provide patients
with appropriate information and a high standard of care. Education should be a team approach and
be provided at intervals throughout the patients journey. The Heart Failure Hub has collated details
of health care professional training courses, although study days and courses are also provided
locally in each health board.
Patient education is also vitally important to ensure people living with heart failure understand their
condition, how to monitor it and when to report key changes. Patient education supports patients
to self manage their condition through key strategies, problem solving abilities and supporting them
to follow a treatment plan. The heart failure hub has collated relevant information tools and
support for patients. There are a number of websites for heart failure but the ones included are
recommended by the hub. Click on the links below for information about these.