What is it: Heart & Stroke in collaboration with The Canadian Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (CACPR) have created a toolkit that aims to support the delivery of cardiovascular rehabilitation and secondary prevention via virtual modalities. This toolkit provides guidance and practical tips as health professionals integrate teleconferencing, videoconferencing, secure messaging, or remote monitoring into their practice.
This toolkit is one of the newest additions to the Heart & Stroke set of virtual care resources, and is focused on cardiovascular prevention, rehabilitation, and ongoing management for people with a range of heart-related conditions.
Purpose: This is not a guideline document, but rather a complementary toolkit to support implementation of virtual care. The toolkit highlights areas and components of cardiovascular rehabilitation and secondary prevention, such as infrastructure and technology, clinical care delivery and evaluation, that will require modifications or adaptations for a virtual environment. It also provides expert suggestions and considerations to support clinical judgement and establish local policies and procedures.
Intended audience: the primary audience is health professionals and system leaders across disciplines and across the continuum of healthcare as they plan, develop and implement sustainable and scalable systems and processes that fully integrate virtual modalities for delivering a range of healthcare services. The Heart & Stroke Virtual Care Decision Framework serves as a companion document to complement this toolkit and existing evidence based clinical practice guidelines. The decision framework provides structure and practical considerations to enable patient-centred decision making when choosing a modality to achieve optimal and effective care delivery.
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Additional Heart & Stroke virtual care resources are available on the Heart & Stroke website.
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The Canadian Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (CACPR) is a national body comprised of interdisciplinary health professionals. Our focus is enhancing knowledge and clinical care, as well as enabling research for those who work in cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation.