A course for nurses, clinical pharmacists and paramedics who want to increase their knowledge and skills in the management of cardiovascular disease in primary care.
The course is currently being updated and therefore we are applying for re-accreditation by the CPD Certification Service. The course consists of three study days covering the primary care management of coronary heart disease, hypertension, heart failure and atrial fibrillation. The course will also cover the assessment of the cardiac patient, cardiac medication and end of life care.
- By the end of this course, attendees will be able to:
- Recognise the signs and symptoms of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and relate these to the underlying pathophysiology.
- Carry out a risk assessment for a range of cardiovascular conditions and implement appropriate patient-focused strategies to address this risk.
- Evaluate current evidence for the pharmacological and non-pharmacological management of CVD, keeping the patient at the centre of the care plan.
- Reflect on their current practice and identify opportunities to develop new ways of working in order to optimise the management of CVD.
Students are required to complete a short case-study review that demonstrates that they have met the learning outcomes of the course.