Cardiovascular disease - Risks, management, and nursing interventions
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a collective term for diseases of the heart and blood vessels, many of which are related to a progressive accumulation of plaque in the arteries called coronary atherosclerosis. It has been estimated that heart disease kills 1 Australian every 12 minutes. This course is for all nurses and midwives who interact with patients who have, or are at risk of developing, CVD, or have a genetic history of CVD. This course discusses CVD risk profiles, treatment management options, including lifestyle changes and pharmacology recommendations, and provides an overview of paediatric care.
Nurses and midwives
CVD is a core area for learning for all those providing nursing care. This course provides a strong foundation for understanding CVD, care and treatment options.