ACRA is pleased to announce the following program of state-based professional development and educational events taking place between now and June. Some will be livestreamed for national attendance and most will be available for review in the ACRA members lounge after the event.

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The Heart Foundation is urging health services to prioritise the return of face-to-face cardiac rehabilitation programs to ensure heart attack sufferers complete all sessions of the life-saving program. A new Heart Foundation survey found that 73 percent of heart attack survivors who attended a cardiac rehabilitation program in-person in the past six months completed the…

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Strength exercises & stretches to support walking The Heart Foundation have developed stretch and strength posters to support older Australians to stay fit and active, whilst helping to enhance understanding of the benefits of regular physical activity. These are available to download for free and use at your own discretion. You can find copies of these posters…

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The ACRA community has been given the opportunity to watch a free recording of a 1-hour independent educational webinar held by In Vivo Academy, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to providing accredited and independent medical education to healthcare professionals. Upon completing the webinar, you will be able to: List recent changes to recommendations in the RACGP…

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The British and Canadian Associations of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, the International Council for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation and the British Association of Sport and Exercise Science have just published a useful guideline for the management of patients with diabetes mellitus during exercise. It’s now listed on our relevant guidelines page. Have a look at…

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Registrations are now open for the ACRA-Victoria Clinical Practice Day in March! Attend face-to-face in Melbourne or virtually from anywhere in Australia. There is also a special one time welcome back rate for all registrations (both face to face and online, members and non-members)!! A 25% discount will automatically be applied to all registrations at the checkout! …

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Please find below a position statement from the Heart Foundation and the Australian Cardiovascular Health and Rehabilitation Association about the ongoing place of telehealth in cardiac rehabilitation service delivery. You can also download a pdf version of the statement here Participating in a cardiac rehabilitation program is a critical step in a person’s recovery from…

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ACRA has recently endorsed “The use of ambient and individual music listening during cardiac rehabilitation in Australia” This study is being undertaken by a group of researchers in the Department of Physiotherapy at Monash University, Victoria, Australia. They are interested in whether ambient (background) music is used during cardiac rehabilitation or whether individual participants listen…

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