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Core Curriculum for Cardiac Rehabilitation

6 Sep 2006 3:25 PM | Julie Feirer (Administrator)

October 27, 2006

9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Sponsored by Iowa Health Des Moines Cardiac Rehabilitation Department

Location: Cardiac Rehabilitation Department at Iowa Lutheran Hospital, Des Moines                        

Purpose and Intended Audience

This one-day workshop is designed to provide healthcare professionals with basic information and resources to handle day-to-day operations in an outpatient hospital-based cardiac rehab program. Information will be provided to assist participants in compliance with CMS regulatory guidelines and JCAHO standards. Participants will gain knowledge of necessary program components, and receive a brief introduction to the AACVPR Program certification process.

This workshop is appropriate for RNs, exercise physiologists, physical therapists and other allied health personnel who will be responsible for direct patient contact within the cardiac rehab setting. This workshop may serve as a formal orientation to cardiac rehab and is valuable for the health professional who is new to this specialty area.

Education Credits

CEUs have been applied for by Iowa Approved Provider #31, Central Iowa Health System.


Upon completion of this workshop, the participant should be able to:

  • Describe general and necessary components of a cardiac rehab program
  • Discuss appropriate patient referrals to cardiac rehab, and learn about marketing strategies to boost referrals
  • Describe documentation guidelines relevant to patient care
  • Identify minimum and optimal data collection required for quality assessment and outcome measurement
  • Identify potential barriers to patient attendance or compliance and discuss compliance-enhancing strategies
  • Describe appropriate patient goals, including MET level
  • State effective ways to teach and document patient education                                                                                 


Laura Mackaman, RN, BSN, MS

Laurin Norland, RN-C, BSN, MS, ACCN-C

Marcia Pitcock, RN, BSN, MS, FAACVPR

Susan Siefkas, RN, BSN

Location and Fees

Class size is on a first-come, first-served basis, and limited to the first 12 registered participants. Registration deadline is October 13, 2006.

The cost for this workshop is $110 per person and includes all materials, a lunch voucher and afternoon refreshments. Inquiries regarding program or registration may be directed to Susan Siefkas at (515) 263-5488 or e-mail email Susan here. Confirmation will be emailed to all registrants prior to the workshop date.

The workshop will be held in the Cardiac / Pulmonary Rehab Department at Iowa Lutheran Hospital, 700 E University Ave., Des Moines, Iowa. Detailed directions will accompany the confirmation email.

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