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International Charter on Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation: A Call for Action
The Cardiac Rehab New Brunswick (CRNB) Continuing Education Tutorial is offered in the spirit of collaborative knowledge exchange by a group of dedicated health care professionals. A registration fee is not required to review the tutorial however resource books (including the CACR Canadian Guidelines for Cardiac Rehabilitation and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, 3rd Ed.) and registration to other websites, as indicated throughout the tutorial, may be required for optimum learning and have been summarized in the Cost section.
What is it?
The tutorial consists of a total of 11 self-directed learning modules set at an undergraduate level.
Who is it for?
The tutorial's intended target audience includes Health Care professionals who are:
Link to CE tutorial: http://www.crnb-rcnb.ca/en/tutorials.aspx
Designing & Implementing a Home-Based CR Program
Toronto Rehab Institute
This handy toolkit describes TRI’s experiences in implementing a successful home-based CR program. Included is information on administration, staffing, performance measures, technology, identifying and assessing the patient for appropriateness, home-based program prescription (exercise, nutrition, psychological counselling.
Cardiac Rehab @ Home
Patient Education Workbook
Toronto Rehab Institute
A workbook that can be used as part of a formal home-based CR program. Includes information on how to participate in a home-based CR program, A & P of the heart, heart disease, risk factors, goal setting and lifestyle change, exercise, nutrition, and stress.
Heart and Stroke Foundation
A patient handbook of basic information on heart disease including diagnostic tests, surgery and other tests each patient may have undergone. Includes information on risk factors, signs and symptoms, exercise, stress reduction, cardiac rehabilitation, medications and a goals and activity logbook.
Available from local Heart and Stroke Foundation offices
Getting the most out of cardiac rehabilitation: a review of referral and adherence predictors. Jackson L, Leclerc J, Erskine Y, Linden W. Heart. 2005 Jan;91(1):10-4.
The Health and Economic Benefits of Reducing Disease Risk Factors: Research Report July 2009
Report Synopsis: The health and economic benefits of reducing disease risk factors
This report by Vic Health estimates the ‘health status’, ‘economic’ and ‘financial’ benefits of reducing the prevalence of the six behavioural risk factors that contribute to chronic diseases affecting millions of Australians: obesity, alcohol, smoking, exercise, diet and domestic violence. It maps new territory by developing a model for estimating the benefits of our home-based work and leisure and adds to the growing body of evidence that backs greater investment in preventative health. It provides a wealth of information that can help us to make informed decisions about which areas deliver the greatest value when developing policies, funding programs and infrastructure, and initiating research.
To submit your request for listing in this section download and complete the 'Resource Library Submission Form' and email to the CACPR National Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. All requests must be approved by the CACPR Professional Development Sub-Committee or their designate. Resources must be ordered directly from the program or member.
Disclaimer: Promotion on CACR’s web site does not indicate endorsement of such products nor is CACPR liable for the quality, service or other issues specific to the product.
About the Association
The Canadian Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (CACPR) is a national body comprised of interdisciplinary health professionals. Our focus is enhancing knowledge and clinical care, as well as enabling research for those who work in cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation.