Cardiology - Cardiac Assessment (2/3)

Cardiology - Cardiac Assessment (2/3)

Health Staff Ed
Updated Jun 26, 2019

Course Overview

Cardiac assessment is an advanced skill for nurses providing care to cardiac patients.

This interactive course provides a practical step-by-step guide to performing a cardiac assessment.

This is part 2 in a 3 part course on cardiology:

  1. Cardiology - The Anatomy of the Heart
  2. Cardiology - An Introduction to Cardiac Assessment
  3. Cardiology - The Conduction System and Electrocardiograms

This module assumes participants have completed part one, or have a thorough understanding of the anatomy of the heart.

This course has been written by healthcare content experts and
has been peer reviewed.

Target Audience


Learning Objectives

At the end of this course paticipants will:

  1. Be able to detail the components of a comprehensive cardiovascular assessment
  2. Know the subjective information required to accurately assess cardiovascular risk factors
  3. Be able to identify developmental concerns that impact
    cardiovascular function and assessment.
  4. Be able to identify normal heart sounds
  5. Be able to identify abnormal heart sounds and their pathological causes.
  6. Be able to perform an objective cardiovascular assessment including inspection, palpation and auscultation of the anterior chest and major vessel
  7. Be able to document a cardiac assessment

Business Outcomes

A comprehensive learning package, this course meets the requirements of the theoretical component of a competency based course.