This course is designed to provide the nurse with the comprehensive knowledge and skill required to provide holistic nursing and inter-professional care regarding the primary prevention of cardiac disorders and cardiac rehabilitation. Objectives build on entry-to-practice knowledge of the determinants of health and patient education. All components of national cardiac rehabilitation guidelines are emphasized, such as: smoking cessation, exercise prescription requirements, nutrition, return to work, etc. Attention is given to fostering client wellness utilizing patient coaching and change management theories. Ischemic heart disease, heart failure, valvular and vascular disease are discussed within a chronic disease management model. To successfully meet all course learning objectives, students will be required to engage in both independent and collaborative group learning activities on a consistent basis.
Required Text: Canadian Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (2009) Canadian guidelines for cardiac rehabilitation and cardiovascular disease prevention. (3rd ed.). Winnipeg. CACPR
Note: Students can purchase the resource as a nonmember in PDF or hard copy. Please click the following link https://cacpr.wildapricot.org/Guidelines. Select “For non-member” and then click on the “Register” button and continue to select the version they want and then on to payment.