Guidelines for Cardiac Rehabilitation and Secondary Prevention Programs-4th Edition / Edition 4

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Keeping pace with rapid changes in the field, the fourth edition of Guidelines for Cardiac Rehabilitation and Secondary Prevention Programs has been completely revised, including a new chapter on nutrition and plant-based diets as a treatment option in cardiac rehabilitation. This definitive book provides the most current models for designing and updating rehabilitation programs for patients and preventing a second episode. You'll find the latest information on changes in lifestyle behaviors and reduction of risk factors for disease progression and necessary information for softening the impact of cardiovascular disease on quality of life, morbidity, and mortality.

Guidelines for Cardiac Rehabilitation and Secondary Prevention Programs, Fourth Edition, addresses the cost effectiveness of interventions that educate and motivate patients to assume personal responsibility for long-term disease prevention. It presnets a model for managing the disease through education, risk factor intervention, exercise, and symptom recognition, plus a management model that covers related chronic diseases including diabetes, asthma, osteoporosis, and cancer.

Special features of the text include the following:
- Chapter objectives to help readers quickly assess the topics covered and identify the most important points
- Boxed guidelines in each chapter covering current issues and providing hints and methods to implement treatment programs and help patients stay on track
- 24 appendixes with questionnaires, charts, consent forms, protocols, records, checklists, and logs you can use when creating or assessing programs

Guidelines for Cardiac Rehabilitation and Secondary Prevention Programs, Fourth Edition, was developed by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) and parallels federal guidelines for cardiac rehabilitation programs. This book is the definitive resource for developing inpatient and outpatient cardiac rehabilitation programs.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736048644
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/12/2003
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.64 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

The American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabiltation (AACVPR) is the worldwide leader in promoting the value and practice of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation. AACVPR's mission is improving the quality of life for patients and their families by reducing morbidity, mortality, and disability from cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases through education, prevention, rehabilitation, research, and aggressive disease management.

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1. The Integration of Cardiac Rehabilitation and Secondary Prevention
National Perspective
Global Perspective
Challenges and Opportunities

Chapter 2. The Cardiac Rehabilitation Continuum of Care
Contemporary Cardiac Rehabilitation: Secondary Prevention
The Future of Cardiac Rehabilitation and Secondary Prevention

Chapter 3. Emergence of Nutrition and Plant-Based Diets in the Treatment and Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
Plant-Based Diets and Phytochemicals
Epidemiological Evidence for Benefits of Plant-Based Diets
Clinical Trial Evidence for Benefits of Plant-Based Diets
Paradigm Shift: From Avoidance to Inclusion
Dietary Supplements and Herbal Medicines
Soy-Derived Isoflavone Phytoestrogens
Practical Suggestions

Chapter 4. Cardiac Rehabilitation in the Inpatient and Transitional Settings
Early Assessment, Mobilization, and Risk-Factor Management
Discharge Planning
Implementation Strategies
Clinical Pathways
Space and Equipment
Transitional Programming
Home Care

Chapter 5. Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation and Secondary Prevention
Structure of Secondary Prevention
Assessment of Risk Factors for Disease Progression
Stratification of Risk for Events During Exercise
Medical Supervision and Electrocardiogram Monitoring of Patients During Exercise
Implementation of Secondary Prevention

Chapter 6. Medical Evaluation and Exercise Testing
Physical Examination
Risk Stratification and Identification of Contraindications for Exercise Training
Exercise Testing
Alternative Opportunities for Evaluating Physical Activity Status

Chapter 7. Education and Behavior Modification for Risk-Factor Management
Basic Counseling Skills
Principles of Adult Learning
Principles of Behavior Modification
Social Learning Theory
Readiness-for-Change Theory
Inpatient Interventions
Outpatient Interventions
Selecting and Developing Educational Materials

Chapter 8. Modifiable Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors
Abnormal Lipids
Physical Inactivity
Psychosocial Concerns
Emerging Risk Factors

Chapter 9. Special Considerations
Older Patients
Young Adults
Racial and Cultural Diversity
Revascularization and Valve Surgery
Ventricular Arrhythmias, Pacemakers, and ICDs
Heart Failure
Patients With Left Ventricular Assist Devices
Cardiac Transplantation
Pulmonary Disease
Peripheral Arterial Disease

Chapter 10. Administration Considerations
Administrative Structure
Outcome Assessment
Information Management
Insurance and Reimbursement
Human Resources
Continuum of Care and Services

Chapter 11. Management of Medical Problems and Emergencies
Potential Risks in Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation
Advance Directives
Patient Assessment and Screening
Documentation of Emergencies
Emergency Equipment
Staff Training and Site Preparation
Transtelephonic ECG Monitoring
Home Health
Community Site Programming

About the AACVPR

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