Cardiac rehab education
What is The Intelligent Option?
The Intelligent Option is cardiac rehab patient education, reimagined.
We offer two types of web-based learning programs to cardiac rehab facilities for use by patients:
Education is a necessary component of all accredited cardiac rehab programs and is essential for patients to live healthier lives. Both Intelligent Option programs teach patients the critical information they need using up-to-date, referenced information. Both programs are available as annual subscriptions.
All program content is fully referenced. Sources used include medical textbooks, peer-reviewed journals, and authoritative websites such as those maintained by the CDC, NIH, and FDA. The programs provide information about:
• Coronary artery disease
• Blood lipid management
• HTN and blood pressure management
• Smoking cessation
• Stress management
• Weight loss
How do the Programs Work?
Our nine Educational Modules cover specific topics that are relevant to cardiac rehab patients. Case managers assign specific modules based on a patient's individual needs. Patients access the modules in the gym or at home using a custom internet link provided by The Intelligent Option. The modules are written with patient-centered language and the information is presented in small, digestible pieces for easy retention. Once a patient has completed a module, they are directed to take a quiz. The detailed quiz results are emailed back to the patient's case manager for review.
Our Gym-Based program consists of over 1,400 educational, informative, engaging slides that quietly educate your patients via your facility's televisions while they exercise. Questions are asked in a variety of ways, including true/false, multiple choice, and "Did you know?" statements, interspersed with witty quotes and beautiful images. The presentation streams continuously, allowing patients to absorb the information they need to maintain their health. This format draws patients in and, with a healthy dose of humor, keeps them engaged while they learn.
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“Our patients frequently comment about how much they enjoy and learn from the Intelligent Option material that we have for their viewing. It is a great way for us to deliver much needed information and make their exercise experience more pleasurable.”
— Marcia Hearl RN, Conway Medical Center, Conway, South Carolina