ERIC Number: ED202515
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Health Instruction Packages: Consumer--Your Heart and Blood Pressure.
Woods, James W.; And Others
Text, illustrations, and exercises are utilized in this set of learning modules to instruct the general public in the prevention and treatment of heart disease. The first module, by James W. Woods, presents a medical definition of high blood pressure, reviews its causes and effects, and discusses its treatment. A script to a slide version of this module is also included. The second module, by Patricia A. Tabloski, provides a means of assessing risk of heart disease in light of identified physical and emotional risk factors that are associated with poor coronary health. The third module, by Lucille N. Paradela, describes how to accurately measure a radial (wrist) pulse and discusses the need for patients taking Digitalis or wearing a pacemaker to keep a daily record of their pulse rate. The fourth module, by Erna Olsen, discusses the physical and emotional factors in a person's life that increase the chances of heart attack. The fifth module was prepared by Gayle Lacivita and Suzanne Burge for patients about to undergo cardiac catheterization to explain the procedure and what to expect. The sixth module, by Karen S. Ehrat, describes the operation and function of asynchronous implanted pacemakers. The seventh module, by Nelda A. Samarel, discusses the effects of Digoxin, its daily dosage, and possible side effects. The modules intersperse the text with reinforcement exercises with immediate feedback and conclude with post-tests and answer keys. (JP)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: League for Innovation in the Community Coll., Los Angeles, CA.