Published by: American Heart Association
Product Code: 50-1711
National Health Information Bronze Award Winner
The Active Partnership program includes a 208-page workbook and 90-minute DVD designed to help patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) recover and improve their health after a cardiac event or surgery. The Active Partnership workbook and DVD set can be used as part of a cardiac rehab program or can be used by individuals unable to attend a formal program. The program offers encouragement, knowledge and resources to help participants communicate with their healthcare team, manage medications, and make lasting lifestyle changes.
Topics include risk factor management, understanding CAD, communication skills, taking medication, diet, physical activity, weight loss, stress management, smoking cessation, and dealing with depression.
The DVD is divided into segments that correspond with the chapters in the workbook. It includes testimonials and vignettes from heart patients, their family members and healthcare professionals that teach the user how to apply many of the skills discussed in the workbook in their daily lives.
Individuals can order the workbook/DVD set or the DVD only by visiting ShopHeart.org.
If you are interested in placing a bulk order, receiving print samples or viewing online e-samples, visit our distributor, Krames. Registration is required to request samples and order online.
Kimberly S. Finney, RN, BSN