We have a book specific to our unit. It covers "the heart": arteries, atria, ventricles, the course of blood flow, etc. The next chapter talks about narrowing of the arteries, blockages, chest pain, heart attack warning signs, what to do, etc. Next chapter talks about heart procedures: ptca, stents, ekg, cxr, treadmill tests, etc; it covers about everything that can typically be done. There is a chapter of diet, meds (anything that is "normal" for heart stuff, discusses side effects, class, tips to remember) , our unit, the cardiac surgery procedures; pre/during/post, after surgery care, lifestyle changes, etc. The book is pretty inclusive and specific to our program. Prior to surgery there is a video and we have a cardiac educator. The bedside rn also does continuous teaching, of course. We have videos for everything, diet, stents, mi's smoking cessation, etc. We are just now in the process of making all new updated videos. We also have a mended hearts program that the patients follow up in after their heart surgeries/heart attacks. We have voluenteer that can follow up with them as well. There are some other things in place as well, we are pretty big on education.