Cardiac Rehabilitation in Ireland
How to deliver best practice guidelines in current clinical practice
NIPC are accepting applications for our ‘Cardiac Rehabilitation in Ireland: How to deliver best practice guidelines in current clinical practice’ course. This is a free, 3-month online course designed to equip Cardiac Rehabilitation Practitioners in Ireland with the core knowledge, skills and competences to deliver rehabilitation services in clinical practice.
The course begins with a 4 hour online introductory session on Saturday, 3rd December, followed by 3 months of self-directed online learning and culminates with a consolidation session.
Applications are welcome from current Cardiac Rehabilitation Professionals practicing in Ireland or working within the Chronic Disease Hubs.
Module 1: Evidence and Practice
- Contempory evidence for cardiac rehabiliation and its implication in Ireland
- Approaches tht most effectively increase programme uptake
Module 2: How to Assess and Evalute Outcomes
- The role of the multidisciplinary team in assessment and evaluation of health outcomes
- Tools used to assess health behaviour change status
- Measures and tools used to assess lifestyle related risk factors
Module 3: Health Behaviour Change in Practice
- Why health behaviour change underpins successful cardiac rehabilitation
- The basic principles and main methods for supporting health behaviour change
Module 4: Lifestyle Based Management
- The role of tobacco exposure and the nature of tobacco dependence
- The fundamentals of nutrition
- The physiological changes with exercise training and the implications for the cardiac patient
- Practical resources for signposting patients
Module 5: Addressing Psychological Health Effectively
- Most common psychological factors related to heart disease
- The role of cardiac rehabiliation practitioners in addressing sexual health
- Key skills required to deliver these interventions
Module 6: Medical Management of BP, Lipids and Glucose
- The management of hypertension, dyslipidaemia and diabetes
- An Evidence base for the use of cardioprotective drug therapies in clinical practice
- The importance of promoting patient compliance with prescibed preventive medications
Module 7: Models of Cardiac Rehabilitation
- Key considerations when offering alternative methods of cardiac rehabilitation
- The evidence base for centre- versus home-based cardiac rehabilitation
- The evidence for internet-based cardiac rehabilitation
This course is for current Cardiac Rehabilitation Professionals in Ireland only. This is a free education course supported by the HSE and Healthy Ireland. Endorsed by the Irish Heart Foundation.
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