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Virtual care for cardiac rehabilitation

Virtual care, also known as telehealth, uses technology to safely connect patients with health professionals to deliver care when and where it is needed.

This guide aims to help clinicians deliver virtual cardiac rehabilitation services as effectively as you would in person.

High-quality evidence supports the use of virtual care within cardiac rehabilitation settings.

Video consultations are beneficial as they allow clients and health professionals to see each other, including non-verbal communication. They also allow for group participation, enhancing efficiency and providing the opportunity to share experiences.

This guide assumes your service has implemented a virtual platform and provides practical guidance on:

  • setting up your workspace
  • setting up your digital space
  • preparing the client
  • adapting your therapeutic skills
  • navigating common challenges.

For further guidance on virtual care, contact your local telehealth/virtual care manager or lead.