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

Non-Acute Chest Pain: Best Practice in the Assessment and Management

This programme provides registered nurses with evidenced based knowledge to critically develop nurses’ theoretical and practical understanding of how to assess and manage non acute ambulatory chest pain in the context of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease events risk in adults. This programme will generate a greater awareness of evidence based guidelines in practice and will enhance learning in cardiovascular disease risk estimation, risk factor identification and patient education.

Programme duration 6 hours
Entry requirements Registered nurses and midwives
Accreditation
  • 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

Fee

Please note: The Institute of Community Health Nursing has a formal collaboration with the Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, and Research Matters Ltd.

Programme aims

  • To provide registered nurses and midwives with up-to-date, evidenced based knowledge to critically develop nurses’ theoretical and practical understanding of how to assess and manage non acute ambulatory chest pain in the context of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease events risk in adults.
  • To support registered nurses and midwives in enhancing their confidence, skills and competences, with regard to assessment and management of non acute ambulatory chest pain in the context of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease events risk in adults.

Learning outcomes

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

  • Critically discuss the aetiology, epidemiology and pathophysiology of atherosclerosis.
  • Critically discuss cardiovascular disease risk estimation/risk factors.
  • Critically discuss the need for, and type of education to patients on cardiovascular disease risk.
  • Critically discuss how to undertake an assessment of chest pain.
  • Critically discuss the diagnostic tests in the assessment of non acute chest pain and interpretation of findings.
  • Critically discuss the principles of patient education for these patients.
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