Resources for health professionals
- Standardised program content for Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation
- Patient information
- Improving the delivery of cardiac rehabilitation in Australia, 2014 (PDF)
The Heart Foundation’s cardiac rehabilitation advocacy strategy.
- Recommended framework for cardiac rehabilitation, 2004 (PDF)
By the National Heart Foundation of Australia and Australian Cardiac Rehabilitation Association.
- Secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease, 2010 (PDF)
Actions for governments, health system planners, policy makers, health professionals, and consumers to achieve the best health outcomes for Australians with diagnosed cardiovascular disease.
- Reducing risk in heart disease, updated 2012 (PDF)
An expert guide to clinical practice for secondary prevention of coronary heart disease.
- ACRA Core Components of Cardiovascular Disease Secondary Prevention and Cardiac Rehabilitation 2014
Clinical information provided by the Australian Cardiovascular Health and Rehabilitation Association (ACRA) on the Heart and Lung Circulation website.
Cardiac Rehabilitation and Heart Failure Services Directory
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Standardised program content for Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation
The Pathway to Phase II Cardiac Recovery provides a standardised and evidence-based outline of content that should be delivered in phase II cardiac rehabilitation for people with cardiovascular disease.
A Pathway to Phase II Cardiac Recovery (Full Resource)
Module 1: Initial assessment and goal setting
Module 2: Heart education and self-management
Module 3: Medication education and review
Module 4: Managing medical risk factors
Module 5: Exercise training
Module 6: Healthy eating and weight management
Module 7: Tobacco cessation and alcohol reduction
Module 8: Psychosocial health Psychosocial well being
Module 9: Activities of daily living
Module 10: Reassessment and completion
A Quick Guide Checklist of the Pathway to Cardiac Recovery
The Advocacy Toolkit has been developed to support health professionals promote improved cardiac rehabilitation and heart failure services in their local area. The toolkit includes two factsheets outlining the evidence that shows the 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.
The HEART website provides clinician resources for cardiac rehabilitation and heart failure management. You can access evidence-based guidelines, templates, protocols, calculators, patient resources, and videos. Supported by Queensland Health and the Heart Foundation.