Develop your specialist skills in caring effectively for patients with chronic and acute cardiac disorders. Learn to analyse and interpret arrhythmias and understand the rationale for the management and holistic care needs of patients. Critically discuss and debate the different issues which affect the delivery of care to cardiac patients.
This module provides the opportunity to explore and develop the knowledge and skills required to meet the diverse acute and chronic needs of cardiac patients, their families or carers. In order to receive care that is effective and of high quality the patient with a cardiac disorder is dependent upon practitioners being skilled in understanding the mechanisms of arrhythmias and 12 lead ECG interpretation and analysis.
We'll focus on the assessment, monitoring, medical and surgical management of cardiac disorders. It will include the patho-physiology for a range of cardiac diseases, disorders and abnormalities; rationale for signs and symptoms and the various treatment strategies.
Through our module, you'll acquire the knowledge analyse the most appropriate interventions and treatments for managing your clients’ needs. This will help you to understand the disease processes, symptoms and interventions that a person may require but allow you to understand why “you are doing what you are doing”. In relating the theory to your practice, you can compare and contrast different perspectives on treatment and management which is imperative for safe and effective clinical practice.
Our module is suitable for nurses working in areas such as coronary care units, cardiac (medical and surgical) wards, investigational units, catheter labs and critical care areas. However it would also be applicable for practitioners working within A&E, and admission assessment units. In addition, paramedics and operating department practitioners (ODPs) may also wish to gain insight into the care and management of cardiac patients.
The achievement of learning outcomes will be assessed at Level 7 by a fine graded viva and a 4000 word assignment. The practice assessment will be achieved through the use of clinical competencies that will be assessed in practice by an experienced mentor.
How you’ll learn
You’ll learn both in the classroom (attending lectures, seminars, group work and skills etc) as well as in your own clinical practice area, under the supervision of an experienced practitioner and qualified mentor.
You’ll be assessed on your practice competencies at an expert level, and you’ll undergo a viva assessment which includes the analysis and interpretation of 12 Lead ECG’s and a verbal presentation of the management of a cardiac patient. A 4000 word assignment is also submitted.
This course is suitable for graduate healthcare practitioners working in areas such as:
- Coronary care units
- Medical or surgical cardiac wards
- Investigational units
- Critical care areas
The Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education is the largest provider of health, social care and education courses in the East of England, with over 6,000 students from more than 20 countries.
With 95% of our students finding full-time employment within six months of graduating, you can be sure that our courses have been designed with your career in mind. We’ve been educating nurses, midwives and social workers for over 25 years.
At the cutting edge of research, we offer a range of internationally recognised undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses taught by friendly, supportive and experienced staff. With over 150 research students across our three doctoral programmes (PhD; DProf and EdD), we provide the multi-disciplinary perspective and potential for academic debate that reflects our position as a leader in practitioner-focused and practice-led research studies.
Designed to enhance your learning experience, our facilities include state-of-the-art simulated skills laboratories that mirror real-life clinical situations and UK hospital wards. Our students also benefit from our Early Childhood Research and Resource Centre; a space in which they can experiment with equipment and play activities.
You’ll study in an exciting, modern faculty which has strong links with regional, national and international organisations, including healthcare trusts, social services, local and regional authorities, schools and academic institutions.
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