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February Healthcare Recognition Days - 2017
Month-long Observances

American Heart Month
During American Heart Month, the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement and its latest Hispanic initiative, Go Red Por Tu Corazón, work to save women’s lives and beat heart disease.

American Heart Associationhttp://www.goredforwomen.org

National Wise Health Care Consumer Month
The American Institute for Preventive Medicine established Wise Health Care Consumer Month to help employers empower their employees to understand their options, communicate with their care providers and make educated decisions about their own health.

American Institute for Preventive Medicinehttp://www.healthylife.com

Week-long Observances

February 5-11 National Burn Awareness Week
Established by the American Burn Association, National Burn Awareness Week is observed the first full week in February. It is designed to provide an opportunity for burn, fire and life safety educators to unite in sharing a common burn awareness and prevention message in our communities.

American Burn Associationhttp://www.ameriburn.org

February 6-12 PeriAnesthesia Nurses Awareness Week (PANAW)
The American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses acknowledges the tremendous work that the nation’s more than 55,000 perianesthesia nurses do throughout the year.

American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurseshttp://www.aspan.org

February 12-18 Cardiovascular Professionals Week
This week celebrates the contribution cardiovascular professionals make to healthcare and to patients with heart disease. This includes cardiovascular and radiologic technicians and nurses in all cardiac specialties.

Alliance of Cardiovascular Professionalshttp://www.acp-online.org

February 12-18 National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week
National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week focuses attention on cardiac rehabilitation’s contribution to improving the health and physical performance of people at risk for heart disease, as well as those who have been diagnosed with heart dysfunction.

American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitationhttp://www.aacvpr.org

Recognition Days

February 3 National Wear Red Day/Go Red for Women

The American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day movement works to save women’s lives and beat heart disease, the number-one killer of women. Show support by wearing red.

American Heart Associationhttp://www.goredforwomen.org/wear-red-day