Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Caring for the Patient with Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)

This one day programme provides nurses in all clinical areas with evidenced based knowledge to critically develop their theoretical and practical understanding of caring for patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS). The content will focus on cardiovascular disease, the predisposing factors, complications of CVS disease, treatment, pharmacology and the interventions in acute coronary syndrome (ACS), enabling staff to provide optimal care to this patient group.

Programme duration 6 hours
Entry requirements Registered nurses and midwives
  • Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, RCSI Continuing Nursing & Midwifery Education Units: 6 CNMEUs
  • Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) Continuing Education Units: 6 CEUs
Assessment No
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Programme contact

Ms Catherine Clune Mulvaney, Operations & Education Manager, Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland


Programme aims

  • To provide registered nurses and midwives with up-to-date, evidenced based knowledge to critically develop nurses’ theoretical and practical understanding of the management and nursing care of patients with ACS.
  • To support registered nurses and midwives in enhancing their confidence, skills and competences, with regard to managing and caring for patients with ACS.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this CPD programme, participants will be able to:

  • Critically discuss cardiac anatomy and physiology.
  • Critically discuss the aetiology and epidemiology of cardiovascular disease (CVD).
  • Critically discuss the purpose and expected results diagnostic tests.
  • Critically discuss pharmacological interventions for ACS.
  • Critically discuss the role of secondary prevention.
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