Overcoming Heart Failure,UB Held Book Review and Application Launching

Prof. dr. M. Saifur Rohman, SpJP (K), Ph.D Submits Book to BPJS Representative

Heart failure is a major health problem in the world, where the prevalence of heart failure increases exponentially with age, with 6-10% over the age of 65 years. The high number of heart failure sufferers inspired the Cardiovascular Study Center (PS) which is supervised by the Institute for Research and Community Service (LPPM) Universitas Brawijaya, to hold a book review event “Heart Failure: Independent and Multidisciplinary Care” and socialization of the use of smartphone-based applications. “Atria” on Friday, 3 March 2023 at 13.00 at Graha Medika , FKUB

This book was compiled by experts in the field of health, especially heart care, who are members of UB Cardiovascular Study Program. This book contains an explanation of the basics of heart failure as well as self-care strategies by patients and their families. This book also describes a detailed and comprehensive strategy for treating heart failure, which includes multidisciplinary management for health workers and division of tasks in a structured and effective multidisciplinary team, which affect the success of treating patients with heart failure. This book also explains aspects of palliative care for patients with heart failure, where in Indonesia this aspect of palliative care is still very rare. This book is quite concise so that it can be understood by all groups, both health workers and patients.

Prof. dr. M. Saifur Rohman, SpJP (K), Ph.D Shows ATRIA Application

Besides reviewing the book, Prof. dr. M. Saifur Rohman, SpJP (K), Ph.D also socialized “Atria” application. Prof Saifur said one of the benefits of making the application was to reduce rehospitalization and death from heart failure. “Atria application for early warning system. For screening for patients whether they should be treated immediately or not. Most heart failure patients go straight to the hospital. Even though after being examined he only needed to be outpatient,” he said.

The event was attended by representatives of cross-professional organizations such as PERKI Malang, the Indonesian Doctors Association (IDI) Malang Raya, representatives of professional organizations including nurses (PPNI), nutritionists (PERSAGI), pharmacists/pharmacists (PAFI/IAI), clinical psychologists (IPK ), Indonesian Physiotherapy Association (IFI) and BPJS Kesehatan. “The main output of this activity is to initiate interprofessional collaboration to conceptualize self-care for heart failure patients,” he concluded. [Humas UB/ Trans. Iir]