Tutored Online CPD

Cardiology in Practice (Jun 2024)

£255.00 Ex VAT

Confirmed Running
Start: 
10th June 2024
CPD:    15 hours (UK), 15 points (AUS, NZ) over 6 / 8 weeks
Level:  Intermediate

 

Description

This course is aimed at nurses working in general practice

 

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
After completion of this week, participants should 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

Learning materials this week:
(released on Monday morning for on demand learning until the course ends – approximate timings)

  • Pre-recorded tutorial with Charlotte = 50 minutes
  • Further reading = 60 minutes
  • Forum discussion topic = 10 minutes
  • Written task (standard operating procedure) = 30 minutes
  • Multiple choice questions quiz = 5 minutes

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
After completion of this week, participants should 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

Learning materials this week:
(released on Monday morning for on demand learning until the course ends – approximate timings)

  • Pre-recorded tutorial with Charlotte = 50 minutes
  • Further reading = 60 minutes
  • Forum discussion topic = 10 minutes
  • Written task (discharge clinic scenario) = 30 minutes
  • Multiple choice questions quiz = 5 minutes

Week 3

Electrocardiography (ECG) – Theory
  • The ECG machine and settings
  • Achieving a good quality ECG trace
  • How to interpret an ECG

Learning objectives
After completion of this week, participants should 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

Learning materials this week:
(released on Monday morning for on demand learning until the course ends – approximate timings)

  • Pre-recorded tutorial with Charlotte = 40 minutes
  • Further reading = 15 minutes
  • ECG interpretation quiz = 10 minutes

Week 4

Electrocardiography (ECG) – Application
  • Application of theory from week 1 to cases
  • Anaesthesia and ECGs
  • Life threatening arrhythmias

Learning objectives
After completion of this week, participants should be able to:

 

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

Learning materials this week:
(released on Monday morning for on demand learning until the course ends – approximate timings)

  • Pre-recorded tutorial with Charlotte = 30 minutes
  • Further reading = 60 minutes
  • Forum discussion topic = 10 minutes
  • Written task (ECG case studies) = 60 minutes
  • Multiple choice questions quiz = 5 minutes

Week 5

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

Learning objectives
After completion of this week, participants should 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

Learning materials this week:
(released on Monday morning for on demand learning until the course ends – approximate timings)

  • Pre-recorded tutorial with Charlotte = 35 minutes
  • Further reading = 60 minutes
  • Multiple choice questions quiz = 5 minutes
  • Written task (heart failure case study – optional) = 30 minutes
  • Crossword quiz (optional) = 10 minutes

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
After completion of this week, participants should 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

Learning materials this week:
(released on Monday morning for on demand learning until the course ends – approximate timings)

  • Pre-recorded tutorial with Charlotte = 30 minutes
  • Further reading = 60 minutes
  • Forum discussion topic = 10 minutes
  • Multiple choice questions quiz = 10 minutes

 

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.  This course is tutored for 6 weeks, followed by a two week extension of untutored ‘catch up’ time, before the course officially ends.

 

All delegates will then have unlimited lifetime access to the learning material for future reference

7 reviews for Cardiology in Practice (Jun 2024)

  1. Rachel Collin

    This course was really informative. Charlotte is a great lecturer and makes things really easy to understand.

    Rated: Intermediate level
    (Newly qualified <2 years - UK)

  2. Jennie Sharrock

    Fantastic course! Very easy to follow and a good pace, learned lots!

    Rated: Introduction / Intermediate / Advanced level
    (Qualified RVN in general practice >5 years – UK)

  3. Sarah Wellburn

    A fantastic Cardiology course reviewing everything at a great level for beginner to intermediate Nurses/techs. Everything was laid out clearly. Tutorials were a great length of time (not too long). I think the tasks were a little hard to know what was expected of them but knowing they weren’t marked and had feedback only, took a bit of pressure off. Otherwise I think I would’ve spent a long time deciding whether the information I provided was sufficient or accurate. I really enjoyed this course and I hope I’m as competent as Charlotte in Cardiology one day!

    Rated: Intermediate level
    (Referral or specialist RVN – Australia)

  4. Erin Scott

    Extremely interesting & helpful – I feel so much more confident with all cases, let alone cardiac ones! The tutorials were fantastically done, really clear to follow & enjoyed hearing some of Charlotte’s nursing stories.Thank you so much Charlotte, truly a great course.

    Rated: Introduction / Intermediate / Advanced
    (Newly qualified <2 years - UK)

  5. Billinda Schipp

    Fantastic course – I found Charlotte an outstanding presenter who explained information in a way that was easy to understand and retain.

    Rated: Intermediate level
    (Referral or specialist RVN – Australia)

  6. Jo Williams

    Excellent. Charlotte Pace is excellent in her field and this means her course tutorials appear effortless and are easy to listen to and learn from. Her down to earth approach allows questions to be asked freely without risking ridicule. Very enjoyable course!

    Rated: Intermediate level
    (Referral or specialist RVN – UK)

  7. Simone Bennett

    This course was brilliant, Charlotte has such a passion and it flowed through this very well structured and informative course. The passage through the course made perfect sense, and the tasks and quizzes were really helpful in ensuring the knowledge became retained.
    I had no IT troubles using the platform.

    Rated: Intermediate level
    (Referral or specialist RVN – UK)

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Speaker

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.

CPD Hours

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.

AVNAT

Australia and New Zealand 

The Australian Veterinary Nurse and Technician (AVNAT) Regulatory Council has allocated 15 AVNAT CPD points to this continuing education activity.

 

This course is also recognised by the New Zealand Veterinary Nursing Association (NZVNA) as providing 15 CPD points.

 

Information

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 each Monday morning, 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 later that same day.   Furthermore, all the course material 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, but the time spent will count towards your CPD hours

 

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’

Levels

This course has been listed as ‘Intermediate’ level

 

All of our courses are aimed at veterinary nurses in general practice, but everyone who works in the veterinary profession is very welcome to attend, whether you are a clinical receptionist, veterinary surgeon, student nurse or have been a qualified nurse for over 20 years!

 

The courses are not formally assessed for skill level, so the following CPD levels are just a rough guide to help you decide if a course may be more or less suitable:

 

Introduction
– maybe most suitable for qualified nurses in general practice approaching a new topic or looking for a refresher course

Intermediate
– maybe most suitable for qualified nurses in general practice along with referral / specialist nurses looking for a refresher course

Advanced
– maybe most suitable for referral / specialist nurses and highly experienced qualified nurses in general practice

Pawprints

You will earn 255 Pawprint Points (£25.50 website credit) when you purchase this course

 

Our loyalty scheme rewards you with 10% in website credit to spend on future courses.  Choose pay with Pawprint Points during checkout.

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Invoice

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