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Cardiac rehabilitation information for health professionals

Useful cardiac rehabilitation resources for health professionals.

Key takeaways

This page contains a number of useful cardiac rehabilitation resources for health professionals, including: 
  • Guidelines 
  • Standardised program content for Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation 
  • Advocacy resources 
  • Patient information 

Guidelines 

Clinical information provided by the Australian Cardiovascular Health and Rehabilitation Association (ACRA) on the Heart and Lung Circulation website. 

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) Download PDF
Module 1: Initial assessment and goal setting Download PDF
Module 2: Heart education and self-managementDownload PDF
Module 3: Medication education and review Download PDF
Module 4: Managing medical risk factorsDownload PDF
Module 5: Exercise trainingDownload PDF
Module 6: Healthy eating and weight management Download PDF
Module 7: Tobacco cessation and alcohol reduction Download PDF
Module 8: Psychosocial health Psychosocial well being Download PDF
Module 9: Activities of daily living Download PDF
Module 10: Reassessment and completionDownload PDF
A Quick Guide Checklist of the Pathway to Cardiac RecoveryDownload PDF

Advocacy resources 

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 Advocacy Toolkit 

Cardiac rehabilitation factsheetDownload PDF
Heart failure factsheet Download PDF
ACRA Core Components of Cardiovascular Disease Secondary Prevention and Cardiac Rehabilitation 2014 Link to
Improving the delivery of cardiac rehabilitation in Australia, 2014 (PDF) 
The Heart Foundation’s cardiac rehabilitation advocacy strategy
Download PDF

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