Kishwaukee Community Hospital offers a comprehensive exercise, education and support program for patients with known heart disease. The cardiac rehab program is medically supervised and individualized to assist the patient in reaching and maintaining an optimal state of physical, psychosocial and vocational well-being. The cardiac rehab team is a multidisciplinary team including registered nurses, an exercise physiologist and an EMT. Patients also have access to a respiratory therapist, a pharmacist and a dietitian as needed. The team assists patients in goal setting, lifestyle modification and education. A physician’s order is necessary for each phase of the cardiac rehab program.
Let Kish Hospital assist you and your family in living with heart disease. For more information, call 815.756.1521 x153416.
Perseverance in the face of illness
“The BEAT GOES ON…AND ON”
12 Kish Hospital cardiopulmonary rehabbers share their stories in this supplement to the 2012 CardioPulmonary Rehab Calendar.“The BEAT GOES ON” calendar is available for $5. All proceeds will support cardiac rehab scholarships. To purchase, contact Cardiac Rehabber Don Overbey at email@example.com.
History of the CardioPulmonary Rehab Program and the stories of: Alberta Dequin Ron Modell Linda Kerr Dave Woodin Linda Abel Dick Braun Sherry Holmes Toney Xidis Bob Krogman Sean Moudy Voris Page Harold Grafe Katie Burgess Eileen Brewer
Kish Hospital offers three phases of cardiac rehabilitation:Inpatient (Phase 1)While the patient is hospitalized, a structured exercise and education program is designed for the individual. When the physician orders Phase I Cardiac Rehab, the program is started immediately at the hospital, if the patient is physically able. Many patients do not have Phase I since inpatient times are often very short. A patient is started with Phase II if he or she has an appropriate diagnosis.Immediate Outpatient (Phase 2)The primary goal of the immediate outpatient program is to assist patients in understanding, identifying and achieving their safe maximum exercise level, and begin to modify risk factors to prevent future heart disease.Maintenance (Phase 3)The primary goal of the maintenance program is to further develop and maintain cardiovascular endurance and decrease risk of future heart disease with a supervised exercise and educational program. Any patient with any kind of cardiac diagnosis is eligible for Phase III/IV.
The cardiac rehab program offers a core rotation of class topics with additional topics available based on patient needs.
The class topics are:
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Risk Factors
- Stress and Stress Management