About the CPD short course
This short course is conducted over two days and is equivalent to 14 continuing professional development (CPD) hours. Please note that the content is subject to change without notice.
Who should attend?
This course is suitable for registered and enrolled nurses working on medical and surgical wards. It may also be of value to community and practice nurses, as well as novice clinicians in the critical care areas
Dates and locations
We are currently finalising our calendar of CPD short courses for the first half of 2017. If you would like to be informed when dates are announced, you can register for email notifications.
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RN member $327.00
EN member $269.00
RN non-member $385.00
EN non-member $327.00
Key learning outcomes
On completion participants will be better able to:
- review cardiothoracic anatomy and physiology and neurohormonal regulation of blood pressure
- recognise common signs and symptoms of cardiovascular pathophysiology
- explain the principles of cardiothoracic assessment and related diagnostic procedure
- discuss the short- and long-term care and management of patients with chronic cardiovascular dysfunction.
Review of thoracic anatomy and physiology, principles of assessing breathlessness and chest pain
|10.45am||Cardiovascular and neurohormonal determinants of systemic blood pressure|
|1.30pm||Basic ECG skills|
|3.15pm||Cardiac arrhythmias - diagnosis and management|
|5.00pm||End of day one|
Introduction to heart and lung physical assessment
|10.45am||Care of patients presenting with acute coronary syndromes|
|1.30pm||Clinical management of chronic heart failure|
Case scenarios - group work
|4.45pm||Summary, evaluation and finish|