NJ Cardiac Program
At Inglemoor, specialized programs are created with the utmost care and research before instituting them. One of which is the Cardiac Program, which was developed with specific protocols designed for patients diagnosed with but not limited to:
- Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
- A-Fib (Atrial Fibrillations)
- Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG)
- Post Open Heart Surgical Care
- Valvular Heart Disease
- Anticoagulation Management
Inglemoor collaborated with local cardiologists and cardiac nurse practioners to develop a program that would, with extensive staff training, produce positive outcomes. Specific protocols were developed with a multi-disciplinary approach to help each patient with his or her recovery. This team of registered nurses, physical and occupational therapists, and clinical dietician work with physicians to meet the specific needs of cardiac patients. After cardiac surgery or other cardiac-related procedures, the team guides patients through a personalized plan of care which includes education on risk factor modification, medication management, nutrition optimization, strength restoration, and other factors that contribute to overall cardiac health.
Because Inglemoor realizes that the transition in diet can be difficult for those who have been recently diagnosed with a cardiac condition, the full-time dietician closely monitors patients’ nutritional needs and provides recommendations and nutritional plans for the transition home.
To maintain continual care, follow-up appointments with patients’ primary cardiologists are made during their stay, but if a medical necessity arises or a follow-up is not possible with one’s own physician, Inglemoor, as another means of providing quality outcomes for cardiac residents, can contact its own cardiologist who can provide the care and consultation needed on-site.