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Cardiovascular Risk Assessment Online Training

Cost: £5.00+VAT

Welcome to our Cardiovascular Risk Assessment online training module.Upon completion, you will receive a certificate of completion. The course duration is approximately 1 hour and will earn you 1 CPD point. You have 6 months from the date of purchase to finish this training.

This module covers various topics related to Cardiovascular Risk Assessment online training module including:

1. Introduction to Cardiovascular Risk Assessment:
• Explanation of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) and their impact on public health in the UK.
• Overview of the importance of assessing and managing cardiovascular risk.

2. Understanding Cardiovascular Risk Factors:
• Identification and explanation of modifiable risk factors (e.g., smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, obesity) and non-modifiable risk factors (e.g., age, gender, family history).
• Discussion on the impact of lifestyle choices on cardiovascular health.

3. Assessment Tools and Guidelines:
• Introduction to validated tools and guidelines used in cardiovascular risk assessment, such as the QRISK2 or JBS3 risk calculators.
• Explanation of how to use these tools effectively and interpret the results.

4. Patient Assessment and History Taking:
• Guidance on conducting a comprehensive cardiovascular risk assessment, including taking a detailed medical history, family history, and lifestyle assessment.
• Importance of considering social determinants of health when assessing risk.

5. Physical Examination and Investigations:
• Overview of relevant physical examination techniques, such as measuring blood pressure, assessing body mass index (BMI), and auscultation.
• Discussion on additional investigations, such as blood tests (lipid profile, glucose), electrocardiogram (ECG), and imaging studies (echocardiography, stress testing).

6. Risk Stratification and Treatment Guidelines:
• Explanation of risk stratification based on cardiovascular risk scores and interpretation of risk categories.
• Discussion on treatment guidelines for different risk categories, including lifestyle modifications, pharmacological interventions, and referral pathways.

7. Communication and Shared Decision Making:
• Guidance on effective communication strategies to discuss cardiovascular risk with patients.
• Explanation of shared decision-making principles to involve patients in the management of their cardiovascular risk.

8. Monitoring and Follow-up:
• Importance of regular monitoring and follow-up to assess treatment effectiveness and adjust management strategies.
• Discussion on appropriate intervals for follow-up assessments.

9. Resources and References:
• Provision of additional resources, such as relevant guidelines, websites, and research articles, for further reading and ongoing professional development.


The learning outcomes are:

1. Understand the importance of cardiovascular risk assessment in preventing and managing cardiovascular diseases.
2. Identify and explain the modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors associated with cardiovascular diseases.
3. Demonstrate knowledge of validated tools and guidelines used in cardiovascular risk assessment.
4. Conduct a comprehensive cardiovascular risk assessment, including taking a detailed medical history, family history, and lifestyle assessment.
5. Perform relevant physical examinations and interpret the findings in relation to cardiovascular risk.
6. Understand the significance of additional investigations, such as blood tests, electrocardiograms, and imaging studies, in assessing cardiovascular risk.
7. Interpret cardiovascular risk scores and categorize patients into appropriate risk categories.
8. Apply treatment guidelines for different risk categories, including lifestyle modifications, pharmacological interventions, and referral pathways.
9. Communicate effectively with patients about their cardiovascular risk, involving them in shared decision-making and treatment planning.
10. Understand the importance of regular monitoring and follow-up to assess treatment effectiveness and adjust management strategies.
11. Analyze and discuss case studies to apply knowledge and critical thinking skills in practical scenarios.
12. Access and utilize relevant resources, guidelines, and research articles to support ongoing professional development in cardiovascular risk assessment.

We hope you find this module informative and beneficial for your professional development in Cardiovascular Risk Assessment online training module.

If you need more information about this course, please contact Train Healthcare directly at 0208 3266 704 or email contact@trainhealthcare.com.
Please note that refunds are not available for online training purchases.

Nursing and Midwife Council's (CPD Points).

Requirements:
It is necessary to complete 35 hours (35 Nursing CPD Points) of relevant CPD within the three-year period since your last registration renewal or since joining the register.
Of these 35 hours (35 Nursing CPD Points), a minimum of 20 hours (20 Nursing CPD Points), should be dedicated to participatory learning, which involves engaging in activities that facilitate interaction with other professionals.