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Published by: American Heart Association
Product Code: 50-1711
National Health Information Silver 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.
“The Active Partnership Workbook and DVD set is a valuable and consistent educational tool for our cardiac and stroke patients. We use the set to educate our patients in the hospital, in cardiac rehab and in the community. It addresses therapeutic lifestyle changes and encourages patients to become their own health advocate. Our patients and families love it and so does our staff.”
Kimberly S. Finney, RN, BSN
Cardiac Rehabilitation Specialist
Maui Memorial Medical Center