Cardiac rehabilitation programme for coronary heart disease patients

September 11, 2009

Source: International Journal of Nursing Practice, 2009, 15 (3) p. 131-139

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Date of publication: June, 2009

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The purpose of this literature review was to ascertain the effectiveness of current cardiac rehabilitation (CR) programmes and to determine the role of nurses in multidisciplinary CR teams. Thirteen studies were included, of which eight included nurses as CR providers, but did not have clear descriptions of their role.

Length of publication: 9 pages

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Transition toward a nurse practitioner-managed clinic

May 8, 2009

Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 2009, 24 (2) p.132-139

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Date of publication: March, 2009

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: In the last five years, the Cleveland Clinic Preventive Cardiology and Rehabilitation Program has progressed from physician-based healthcare to management by advanced practice nurses, with considerable success. A survey of patients demonstrated satisfaction with the service, and laboratory results showed an improvement. The use of nurse practitioner-led clinics are an efficient and cost-effective way to provide cardiovascular risk reduction.

Length of publication: 8 pages

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Acknowledgement: PubMed

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