Resources in Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation
|BACPR strives to provide useful information to support health professionals involved in delivering care in cardiovascular disease prevention and rehabilitation. A selection of useful resources can be accessed using the links in the left hand menu. Additional resources can also be found below. |
| ||BHF Resources for Cardiac Rehabilitation |
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| ||Resources for Health Professionals Mediterranean Diet: scoring tool and tailored advice (Click here for the tool) |
'People should be offered an individual consultation to discuss diet, including their current eating habits, and advice on improving their diet' (NICE 2013).
The Mediterranean Diet Score tool allows you to assess an individualís current eating habits and highlight key areas for improvement. In under 10 minutes, a member of the cardiac rehabilitation team with nutritional skills and knowledge can use the 14 questions (each with a yes/no answer) to give patients a baseline score as part of an initial assessment and information on areas for improvement. This is a perfect starting point for tailored advice on key behaviours; many teams find the tool an invaluable behaviour change motivator.
'Current nutritional advice is to eat a Mediterranean-style diet (more bread, fruit, vegetables and fish; less meat and replace butter and cheese with products based on plant oils).
BACPR standards emphasise that this should be in combination with weight management strategies' (BACPR 2012)
Click here to see the one-page guide and 14-question tool: NACR User Resources page. Don't forget patient scores can now be entered on NACR at beginning and end of programme, allowing nutritional improvements to be tracked.
Cardiac rehabilitation services are advised to give people consistent dietary advice, tailored to their needs (NICE 2013).
To find out more about the tool, read the recent update in the BACPR Members' Magazine CONNECT.
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| ||Commissioning Pack for Cardiac Rehabilitation |
The Cardiac Rehabilitation Commissioning Pack (DH, October 2010) is a set of resources designed to help commissioners improve the quality of services for patients through clearly defined outcomes. The resources include evidence which is translated into a set of tailored guidance, templates, tools and information to facilitate more effective commissioning of cardiac rehabilitation, thus ensuring the shape of CR services reflects best clinical evidence and use of CR resources are optimal.