Resources for Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Professionals

Jargon: Are You Guilty?

Posted on Aug 16, 2017 2:09:58 PM

Jargon.

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.)

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Tags: Caretakers, Cardiac Rehab, Stress, pulmonary rehab, improved health outcomes, exercise physiologists, Cardiac Rehab program director, patient anxiety, jargon, medical jargon, medical humor

Go Ahead: Indulge Yourself

Posted on Jul 13, 2017 9:55:53 AM

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.

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Tags: Caretakers, Self-care, Cardiac Rehab, Stress, Intensive Cardiac Rehab, pulmonary rehab, improved health outcomes, exercise physiologists, Cardiac Rehab program director

2017 TACVPR Beverly Spraggins Awards of Excellence

Posted on Apr 24, 2017 11:13:27 AM

ScottCare is honored to sponsor the Beverly Spraggins Awards of Excellence for the Texas Association of Cardiovascular Pulmonary Rehabilitation (TACVPR), presented last week at the 2017 TACVPR annual conference. These awards recognize outstanding contributions by an individual TACVPR member and an individual program that are motivated to improve the lives of patients and their families as well as the practice of cardiac and/or pulmonary rehabilitation. The individual recipient must demonstrate the ability to lead by example and serve as a role model for professionals and patients. Learn more about the history of the awards.

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Tags: cardiac rehabilitation, cardiopulmonary rehab, TACVPR, Beverly Spraggins Awards of Excellence, pulmonary rehab, Mended Hearts, Better Breathers Club, Lori Stroud, RT, University Medical Center, Lubbock, Texas Health Arlington Memorial, THAM Cardiac Rehab, Intensive Cardiac Rehab, respiratory therapy, Brenda Doughty, RN-BC, CVRN-BC