Overview of TAKEheart Training Curriculum & Resources
TAKEheart training materials and related resources are designed to provide actionable guidance to hospitals wishing to implement evidence-based strategies for expanding patient participation in cardiac rehabilitation (CR).
TAKEheart training materials are organized into consolidated curricula for each of four focus areas. Training materials for each focus area include a customizable slide deck, an actionable implementation guide, and a comprehensive resource guide. A User's Guide (PDF, 337 KB) provides more information about these materials and how to get the most out of them.
TAKEheart Focus Areas
Review the steps necessary for laying the foundation for implementing process change, including making the case to your leadership, mapping your hospital's current processes, and collecting baseline data.
Learn how to design, test, implement, and troubleshoot an automatic referral for CR within your hospital's electronic health record system.
Explore ways to establish or enhance your hospital's care coordination system, address the needs and concerns of patients, and facilitate CR enrollment and participation.
Discover innovative approaches to drive enrollment in your hospital's CR program and assess whether to implement hybrid CR to reach more patients.
Additional Materials Available for Download
The training materials included within each of the above-listed, four focus areas are consolidated and streamlined versions of ten, expert-led, on-line trainings, originally presented live to over 100 hospitals as they worked in real time to implement proven strategies for increasing patient participation in their CR programs. Recordings of all ten expert-led sessions and PDF versions of supplementary materials for each are available for download below.
Additional TAKEheart resources available for download below include recordings and event summaries from TAKEheart Learning Community webinars that were originally held between 2020–2022. These webinars feature experts and CR champions from diverse hospitals sharing knowledge and strategies for addressing operational challenges associated with running CR programs as well for addressing the needs of traditionally underserved populations.