Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure Clinical Tools Library (List Version)

Updated:Jul 6,2016
Clinical Tools for Quality Improvement
Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure is much more than a data registry. It's a comprehensive program for supporting quality heart failure care, including a library of tools and resources to help improve processes and maximize effectiveness.
The library includes forms and tools that have proven successful at other hospitals participating in Get With The Guidelines-HF. We offer these documents only to give you an idea of other hospitals' solutions. By including the documents on this website, the American Heart Association does not represent that they are complete, accurate or efficacious, or that they follow all of the American Heart Association guidelines for secondary and primary prevention of cardiovascular events. Hospitals should design their order sets, discharge instructions and other tools based on their own procedures and professional experience.

We value your feedback on the clinical tools library and its content. Please take a moment to provide us with your feedback on how we could make this toolkit better (e.g., additional tools and resources you would want to see available in the future).

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Supporting Guidelines
Fact Sheet, 30 Day-Measures
You’re also invited to download the Get With The Guidelines-HF fact sheet,30-day measures, and CRF

Discharge Orders/Discharge Instructions
Order Sets


Patient Education

Mortality Risk Model

Other Best Practices Tools

Advanced Certification in Heart Failure
  • Since 2009, the American Heart Association has worked with The Joint Commission to offer Advanced Certification in Heart Failure. This certification recognizes hospitals that have achieved high standards for treatment of heart failure patients, demonstrated by Bronze-level or higher performance in the Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure program as well as compliance with The Joint Commission standards.

Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure

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Target: HF