Cardiac Health, Rehabilitation & Secondary Prevention Manual

Cardiac Health, Rehabilitation & Secondary Prevention Manual 

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5th Edition
A policy and procedure guideline manual by Jody Heggestad Hereford, BSN, MS, FAACVPR and Karen Lui, RN, MS, FAACVPR

Detailed and extensive Policy and Procedure guideline manual. An indispensable source for anyone caring for the Cardiac Patient. Applicable to Inpatient and Outpatient Cardiac Health and Rehabilitation Departments. Written to incorporate guidelines established by AACVPR, ACSM and more.


  • Completely New Individualized Treatment Plan (ITP) form along with the policy, incorporating behavior change in concert with the core components of cardiac rehabilitation.

  • New and Updated core competency policy including numerous tools and forms.

  • Comprehensive policies and procedures consistent with the 4th Edition AACVPR Guidelines and 7th Edition ACSM Guidelines; adheres to The Joint Commission, AHA and other recommendations and guidelines.

  • Expanded section on Therapeutic Lifestyle Change (TLC), Secondary Prevention, and implementing Behavior Change Theory.

  • Expanded policies, checklists and forms to meet accreditation and certification criteria.

  • Toolbox of ready to use documentation forms and checklists

  • Policies and Tools for Measuring and Reporting both patient and programmatic outcomes.

  • Expanded professional staff policy and competency evaluation

  • Updated Bibliography/Reference Section with resources, studies, guidelines, standards.

  • Incorporation of recommendations for physician involvement/supervision into forms and policies.

  • Exercise testing and emergency protocols.

Table of Contents:

  • Signature Pages

  • Philosophy

  • Program Descriptions and Definitions

  • How to Establish a New Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

  • Professional Staff Policy

  • Job Descriptions including Leadership (Medical Director, Program Director), Core Staff and Contributing Staff

  • Facilities and Equipment Supplies

  • Continuous Quality Improvement and CQI Operations Checklist

  • Reimbursement

  • Graded Exercise Testing

  • Physician Referral

  • Inpatient Cardiac Health and Rehabilitation

  • Therapeutic Lifestyle Change

  • Progress Reports

  • Strength Training

  • Home Exercise Programs

  • Organizations and Resource Groups

  • Bibliography/Reference

  • Mission Statement

  • Patient Rights and Responsibilities

  • Organizational Chart

  • Benefits of Cardiac Rehabilitation

  • New Staff Member Orientation Policy

  • Student Internships

  • Infection Control

  • Outcomes Management

  • Safety and Emergency Protocols

  • Exercise Prescription

  • Participant Orientation

  • Maintenance Services

  • Physician Supervision/Involvement

  • Special Participant Populations

  • Return to Work/Return to Life

  • Record Keeping and Sample Forms

590 pages


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