As part of this course there will be a series of resources for you to work through to enhance your knowledge and skills on how to undertake a cardiac assessment.
The overall aim is to provide the learner with an introduction of how to undertake a cardiac assessment on an adult. The course provides an introduction to some of the skills which are related to cardiac assessment, to include pulse assessment, locating and palpating the apical impulse, 3 and 5 lead cardiac monitoring, undertaking a 12 lead ECG, and basic heart sounds. You will also observe a holistic cardiac assessment of a patient with a chronic long term condition in a community setting.
Clinicalskills.net procedure guidelines form a core part of the materials for this module and therefore you must ensure you can access this with either your personal login or via institutional access.
This course is aimed at pre-registration student nurses in the first or second year of their programme. While this course provides an introduction to the knowledge of the procedures associated with cardiac assessment, remember to always work within your own scope of practice under the supervision of a competent clinician who is able to guide your practice in line with local or institutional policies and procedures.
Senior Lecturer - Professional Practice Skills and Development | Oxford Brookes University
I have been working as a registered adult nurse since my graduation from Southampton University in 2004. My background is intensive care nursing and I have worked in the Adult, Neuro and Cardiac Intensive Care Units at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. I completed my specialist course in Intensive Care Nursing at Oxford Brookes University in 2009.
My most recent position, prior to my lecturing role, was as a Clinical Educator on the Cardiac and Thoracic Critical Care Unit in Oxford. I have always had an active interest in education and have been working as an Associate Lecturer for Oxford Brookes since 2013. I have completed my Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Professional Education, allowing me to register with the NMC as a teacher, and I currently hold an MSc in the same area.
I also have a keen interest in teaching resuscitation, I am an Advanced Life Support instructor for the Resuscitation Council UK. I also work clinically as a Resuscitation Officer for Oxford University Hospitals Foundation Trust.
Project Manager, Learning Hub | King's Health Partners
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