On this page we have collated resources to promote CR utilization by patients. http://sgrace.info.yorku.ca/tools-to-promote-cardiac-rehabilitation-utilization/
Implementing Automatic / Systematic Cardiac Rehab Referral with Bedside Encouragement for Enrolment
Review on impact of automatic referral: https://www.nature.com/articles/nrcardio.2009.223
US TAKEHeart on-demand modules to implement automatic referral with liaison discussion: https://takeheart.ahrq.gov/takeheart-initiative/training
Increasing CR enrolment
ICCPR convened a multidisciplinary, global panel of experts to develop a policy statement on promoting CR use in patients (enrolment, adherence and completion). It is based on the Cochrane review on interventions to increase use, which we recently updated (Link). The statement, developed according to AGREE II and IOM trustworthiness standards, forwards 3 evidence-based recommendations for practice. See: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167527319312951?via%3Dihub
We have also developed an accompanying online course, training inpatient cardiac healthcare providers on how to encourage their patients to utilize CR at the bedside. Evaluations supporting impact are published here and here.
Click here for course in English
click here for course in french
click here for course in portuguese
click here for course in spanish
click here for course in simplified chinese*
This activity is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the Canadian Cardiovascular Society. You may claim a maximum of 0.5 hours (credits are automatically calculated).
AACVPR Million Hearts Change Package (process improvements to increase CR use)
Review of CR associations with CR utilization quality indicators / performance measures: https://insights.ovid.com/pubmed?pmid=30720641
Ades PA, Khadanga S, Savage PD, Gaalema DE. Enhancing participation in cardiac rehabilitation: Focus on underserved populations. Prog Cardiovasc Dis. 2022 Jan 30:S0033-0620(22)00003-2. doi: 10.1016/j.pcad.2022.01.003. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35108567.
Grace SL, Kotseva K, Whooley MA. Cardiac Rehabilitation: Under-Utilized Globally. Curr Cardiol Rep. 2021 Jul 16;23(9):118. doi: 10.1007/s11886-021-01543-x. PMID: 34269894.
About the association
The International Council of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (ICCPR) was created in 2010 to bring together associations dedicated to the promotion of cardiovascular disease prevention and cardiac rehabilitation globally. Named Board member from each associations serve on our Council, which meets quarterly. ICCPR is an Associate International Member of the World Heart Federation.
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