Introducing our new cardiac hub for health professionals

Tiny Tickers is pleased to introduce our new cardiac hub, a single point of reference for health professionals of all Tiny Tickers’ support information, which can be easily shared, printed or ordered for the heart families they care for.

By accessing the hub, health professionals, such as cardiac liaison nurses, can find all the information they need to support their patients, including videos, booklets, leaflets, information about different heart conditions and support and advice. This means that information relating to all aspects of the congenital heart defect journey can be easily accessed in one resource area. The hub also contains vital resources to aid professionals with their work. This includes a patient journey, up-to-date detection data and the FASP leaflet.

We are so proud to announce the launch of our cardiac hub – a single point of reference for health professionals that contains a wealth of invaluable information they may require in order to support themselves or the families they are caring for. Having all this information in one place ensures that health professionals are not reliant upon waiting for posted materials. They are able to access our materials easily from wherever they are and disseminate this information as needed to colleagues or the families that they care for. We have already received some excellent feedback from some of the clinical cardiac nurse specialists and we are looking forward to adding to it over the coming weeks and months.’ – Anne Rhodes, Tiny Tickers Head of Training

Anne with the sonography department at Sherwood Forest Hospital

The current situation with COVID-19 means that heart units are facing many new challenges and changes in the way they deliver information and support. This includes the suspension of face-to-face meetings where printed information may have been shared, in favour of telephone or online consultations and meetings. In these settings, digital links and resources which can be easily shared are essential.

Supporting families affected by congenital heart disease is an important part of our work and parents often tell us how useful and reliable they find our information. Now, by hosting all this information in one hub, health professionals can easily access everything they need to share with their patients.

We’d like to say a big thank you to the Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation for funding these cardiac resources for professionals.