Resources for Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Professionals
It can be a great shorthand way to communicate with your colleagues or it can create an opportunity for stress and anxiety if used with a "civilian" or a patient who isn't familiar with the terminology or its intent. Those who come to cardiopulmonary rehab for help and support following major or life-threatening cardiac events are especially vulnerable to misunderstandings—think about this true story the next time you use medical jargon within earshot of a patient.
(The names in this story have been omitted to protect the oblivious.)Read More
The benefits of AACVPR’s Cardiac and Pulmonary Data registries are undeniable. But if you’re a Registry user, you also know there’s a small drawback to the process: when you upload a patient from your system to the Registry, you get an auto-response; if you upload 100, you get 100 auto-responses. It’s a necessary evil to confirm successful uploads and warn of failed uploads, but that doesn’t make it any less frustrating.
Luckily one of ScottCare’s longtime software developers, Greg Saven, took it upon himself to figure out a trick to prevent these messages from overwhelming your inbox. We thought we’d share.Read More
Cardiopulmonary Rehab professionals are devoted to the well-being of others. Regardless of the path you took to become a part of this caring profession, your work either touches upon or is completely tied to helping patients gain strength and confidence after some of the most frightening, destabilizing days they may have ever known. Yours is not a profession that intrinsically emphasizes self. You may even feel guilty when you consider doing something totally for yourself—it can feel selfish and even unkind.
Get over it.Read More
Cardiac rehabs across the country are helping patients understand—and BELIEVE!—that cardiac issues are not a permanent hindrance to a healthy life. Here are just a few articles we've seen recently that you may want to share with your patients to inspire them to dream even bigger than before they were diagnosed.
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