Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide and represents a rapidly increasing disease burden in developing countries. With healthcare utilisation for cardiac care escalating, the concern remains that systems are not geared towards preventative healthcare and lack the infrastructure for effective chronic disease management. Evidence indicates that patient and family education to address recommended care behaviours is effective in preventing post-discharge surgical complications. Our curriculum thus teaches the fundamentals of heart disease, risk factors, warning signs, lifestyle modifications, medical management and long and short term treatment options.
What we do
Noora Health India Trust is a healthcare non-profit organisation dedicated to patient and caregiver education. The Care Companion Program, turns hospital hallways/wards into classrooms and taps
Family members trained to date
Human centred design drives our product creation. Developing training materials is a constant process that involves several iterations, rapid prototyping and extensive testing for both visual and medical literacy. Languages and socio-cultural relevance are also a key consideration while adapting products to suit the needs of different regions.
We create a range of short videos in different styles- dramatized, instructional and animated. Links to these videos are shared after training sessions to allow patients and families to re-watch them at their convenience.
Flipcharts are the primary tool utilized by nurses while conducting training sessions. They are dual sided - the front face (for the audience) showcases a unique, relevant illustration and the back face (for the nurse) contains all the information to be communicated, including ideas for questions to ask and demonstrations.
The intent behind takeaways is for the user to be able to keep something with them to improve memory and recall of the training session. Takeaways are distributed immediately after a training session and utilize both visuals and text for effective messaging.