The Heart Manual is a home-based self-management program for people with coronary artery disease and related conditions. Patients are guided through the Heart Manual program by a trained Facilitator. The Heart Manual is not simply a self-help booklet and relaxation CD. The Heart Manual is an evidence-based system for delivering cardiac rehabilitation, and as such, training is compulsory in order to facilitate with patients.
The key to effectiveness of the home-based self-management model of rehabilitation is facilitation of the process by trained healthcare professionals who work with patients and their caregivers. The course has been specifically designed to meet the requirements of skills, knowledge and competency necessary to facilitate the Heart Manual. It also recognizes the level of knowledge and experience that each of the participants contributes during the training process.
Self-Management BC does not offer this program. For more information, please visit the Heart Manual website.