Cardiology in Practice (Jun 2022)

£250.00

6 week course (15 hours CPD), starting 13th June 2022

 

Description

Week 1

Feline Heart Disease

  • Prevalence, aetiology and pathophysiology of feline heart disease
  • Classification systems used to diagnose and treat feline cardiomyopathies
  • Nursing care and treatment aims

Learning objectives
By the end of the week, delegates will be able to:

  • Explain the pathophysiology of feline heart disease
  • Understand the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) classification system as it applies to feline cardiomyopathies
  • Be familiar with the best approach to a nurse a cat with heart disease and heart failure

Week 2

Canine Heart Disease

  • Prevalence, aetiology and pathophysiology of myxomatous mitral valve disease (MMVD) and dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM)
  • Classification systems used to diagnose and treat MMVD
  • Staging systems used to diagnose and treat DCM in dogs
  • Nursing care of dogs with heart disease and heart failure

Learning objectives
By the end of the week, delegates will be able to:

  • Explain the pathophysiology of MMVD and DCM
  • Understand the ACVIM classification system as it applies to MMVD and the staging system as it applies to canine DCM
  • Be familiar with the best approach to nurse a dog with either MMVD or DCM

Week 3

Electrocardiography (ECG). Part 1 – Theory

  • The ECG machine and settings
  • Achieving a good quality ECG trace
  • How to interpret an ECG

Learning objectives
By the end of the week, delegates will be able to:

  • Set up an ECG and understand the settings
  • Apply theory to achieve a good quality ECG trace
  • Understand how to interpret an ECG, using an algorithmic system

 

Week 4

Electrocardiography (ECG). Part 2 – Application

  • Application of theory from week 1 to cases
  • Anaesthesia and ECGs
  • Life threatening arrhythmias

Learning objectives
By the end of the week, delegates will be able to:

  • Apply theoretical learning to practical cases
  • Understand the role of anaesthesia and surgery upon ECGs
  • Identify life threatening arrhythmias

Week 5

Heart Failure

  • Pathophysiology of heart failure
  • Acute life threatening and chronic management
  • Management of patients with heart failure

Learning objectives
By the end of the week, delegates will be able to:

  • Understand how heart failure can occur
  • Identify patients with heart failure and nurse them appropriately
  • Recognise drugs used in the treatment of heart failure

Week 6

Diagnostic Tests and the Cardiac Patient

  • Diagnostic tests used in cardiac patients
  • How to approach the test and the patient
  • Evaluation of diagnostic tests in cardiac patients

Learning objectives
By the end of the week, delegates will be able to:

  • Perform or assist with diagnostic tests with confidence
  • Apply best practice methods to achieve reliable and repeatable results
  • Understand the purpose of diagnostic tests used in cardiac medicine

The course will be fully tutored by Charlotte Pace and will consist of 15 hours of CPD given in various formats, including tutorials, tasks, case scenarios, forum discussions and quizzes.

 

Delegate feedback from June 2021 course:

  • The tutorials were wonderful and very in-depth.
  • Really interesting assignments - I enjoyed these
  • Fantastic course, really helped my understanding of cardiac issues and interpretation of ecg / ultrasound.
  • Really useful course in practice and really relatable to everyday cases and helped deepen my understanding of these.  Found it really interesting doing case studies as helped cement the theory to real cases
  • I have found this course incredibly interesting, thank you!
  • Really enjoyed this course and I have started putting my knowledge into practice. This course has given me the confidence to start using ECG in anaesthetised patients.
  • Have thoroughly enjoyed the course, well presented and easy to follow.

 

For some further information about our Online Tutored CPD courses - please open the guide below:

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Charlotte Pace

BA (Hons), RVN, VTS (Cardiology), PGCert (VetEd), FHEA

CARDIOLOGY NURSE

Charlotte qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2003, whilst working in practice in London. In the same year she moved to the Royal Veterinary College to work as a medicine nurse. In 2006 she became the dedicated cardiology nurse for the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals. In 2010 she passed American veterinary technician exams and became the first nurse to hold the Cardiology qualification outside the US. From 2012 to 2015 she taught degree and diploma level veterinary nurses, and now enjoys working in busy private practice.

 

“Charlotte was amazing!”

 

“Speaker knowledgeable and passionate – loved the participation aspect of the lectures”

 

“Fab CPD! Interesting day and lecturer made it very interesting. Very knowledgeable and found out all I needed to know 🙂”

 

“I loved today’s course! Leaving feeling very confident!”

 

“Fantastic course and perfectly delivered! Thanks so much, I’ve learnt so much and will be recommending this course – Charlotte is a brilliant lecturer!”

 

This online course is worth 15 hours of CPD.

 

A certificate will be available from the ‘My Courses’ section, for you to download and print, once you have completed the course.  A permanent record of your total CPD hours will also be recorded in your account section.

 

Upon purchase you will be registered to attend the course, for 6 weeks from the start date.  The course will consist of various interactive tasks and lessons, including quizzes, case studies, forum discussions and further reading material.

 

The course is fully tutored, with new material will be provided weekly, but the onus will be on the individual delegate to ensure that all tasks are fully complete.  The certificate will only be issued at the end of the course when all tasks have been accomplished.  Fewer CPD hours will be awarded at the the end of the course if there are unfinished tasks or there has been no contribution to the discussion forum, for example.

 

The course is fully flexible, and there are no weekly ‘deadlines’ – the lessons and tasks may be completed whenever is convenient for each delegate, and any live lessons with be recorded and made available in that format.   Furthermore, all the course material (excluding the interactive discussion forum) will be available for a further 2 weeks, to allow delegates the opportunity to catch up on missed lessons and tasks, or to take the opportunity to delve further into the suggested reading texts.  Please note however, that the course will not be tutored by the speaker during these final two weeks.

 

After 8 weeks, the course will be complete and there will be no further opportunity to gain the certificate or CPD hours, however, you will have unlimited lifetime access to the tutorials, further reading and quizzes for future reference.  If you make any personal notes during the course using the ‘take notes’ app, these will be saved, along with your certificate and CPD record for permanent access in ‘My CPD’.

 

For some further information about our Online Tutored CPD courses – please read our PDF guide to Online Tutored CPD

“The tutorials were wonderful and very in-depth.”

“Really interesting assignments – I enjoyed these”

“Fantastic course, really helped my understanding of cardiac issues and interpretation of ecg / ultrasound.”

“Really useful course in practice and really relatable to everyday cases and helped deepen my understanding of these.  Found it really interesting doing case studies as helped cement the theory to real cases”

“Really enjoyed this course and I have started putting my knowledge into practice. This course has given me the confidence to start using ECG in anaesthetised patients.”

“Have thoroughly enjoyed the course, well presented and easy to follow.”

“I have found this course incredibly interesting, thank you”