Case Study from The handbook

Programme ITERA

5 September, 2018

The programme ITERA was developed to support the creation of heart failure (HF) clinics in Spain by providing logistical support and professional training.

The programme made a number of tools available to support people to live well with HF:

  • A guide explaining what HF is, including symptoms and causes, possible treatment and general recommendations
  • A chart for control of medication
  • A guide with detailed dietary recommendations
  • A guide of recommended exercises
  • A chart to record weight measurements and to help the person identify when escalation to a healthcare professional is needed.

ITERA has since developed into the programme PRISMA, which also focuses on promoting integrated HF management programmes.

Links, references, and key reading

ITERA. “Guía de alimentación para pacientes con insuficiencia cardiaca.” Available from https://www.menarini.es/images/riesgo-cardiovascular/itera-DietasPacientesConIC.pdf [Accessed 31/07/18]

ITERA. “Guía para pacientes con insuficiencia cardiaca.” Retrieved 31/07/18, from https://www.menarini.es/images/riesgo-cardiovascular/itera-guia.pdf [Accessed 31/07/18]

ITERA. “Libreta de control de fármacos para pacientes con insuficiencia cardiaca.” Available from https://www.menarini.es/images/riesgo-cardiovascular/itera-LibretaControlDeFarmacosParaPacientesConIC.pdf [Accessed 31/07/18]

Comin-Colet, J. 2012. ITERA: Fin de estapa y nuevos retos. V Curso de Formación Programa ITERA, Barcelona

Comin-Colet, J. 2018. Interview with Sara C Marques and Katharina Beyer at The Health Policy Partnership

ITERA. “Libreta de control para pacientes con insuficiencia cardiaca.” Available from https://www.menarini.es/images/riesgo-cardiovascular/itera-libreta-control.pdf [Accessed 31/07/18]

ITERA. “Tabla de ejercicios para pacientes con insuficiencia cardiaca.” Available from https://www.menarini.es/images/riesgo-cardiovascular/itera-tabla-ejercicios.pdf [Accessed 31/07/18]

Laboratorios Menarini 2017. “Insuficiencia cardíaca (Programa ITERA).” Available from https://www.menarini.es/salud/areas-terapeuticas/riesgo-cardiovascular/insuficiencia-cardiaca-programa-itera.html [Accessed 31/07/18]

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