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Cardiac rehabilitation: impact and uptake


Content developed by MIMS Learning http://www.mimslearning.co.uk/

INTRODUCTION

This resource summarises the evidence for cardiac rehabilitation. Key learning points for general practice nurses include the core components of cardiac rehabilitation, its impact on morbidity and mortality, and the need to improve uptake.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After completing this module, you should be better able to:

  • Understand what cardiac rehabilitation entails
  • Identify the core components of cardiac rehabilitation
  • Appreciate its effect on morbidity and mortality
  • Understand the practice nurse’s role in promoting referral for cardiac rehabilitation

AUTHORS

Professor Patrick Doherty, Chair in cardiovascular health, Director of the National Audit of Cardiac Rehabilitation, Deputy head of department (Research), British Heart Foundation Care & Education Research Group, University of York, York; and

Professor Gill Furze, Lead for the Cardiac Rehabilitation National Certification Programme, Centre for Technology Enabled Health Research, Coventry University, Coventry

This resource is provided at an intermediate level by MIMS Learning. Read the article and reflect on what you have learned, then answer the test questions at the end.

Complete the resource to obtain a certificate of completion to include in your revalidation portfolio. You should record the time spent on this resource in your CPD log.

Complete the resource to obtain a certificate of completion to include in your revalidation portfolio.