Nursing Of The Cardiac Patient
Date: Monday 25th September, 2023
Start time: 10:00 AM
This day lecture is suitable for nurses looking to refresh their nursing practice with cardiac patients. Patients with heart disease can present with varied clinical signs, from acute life threatening dyspnoea to a chronic cough and so provide an excellent opportunity for nurses to use a range of different skills for their care.
Case studies will be used to cover the common cardiovascular diseases seen in dogs and cats, review how heart failure can occur and illustrate key nursing considerations. The day will then move on to focus on developing your skills in cardiac diagnostic tests, including a ‘best practice’ model for blood pressure measurement, cardiac auscultation, ECG recording and imaging. Practical sessions on ECG interpretation, blood pressure measurement and cardiac auscultation will help consolidate the knowledge learnt into practical skills that you can use back in your practice.
Topics to be covered include:
Common cardiovascular diseases
Nursing considerations for the cardiac patient in all its forms
Heart failure and intensive care nursing requirements for these patients
Diagnostic tests: obtaining diagnostic thoracic radiographs, set up for echocardiography, accurate chest auscultation, blood pressure monitoring, ECG recording and interpretation
Monitoring chronic cases, home care and client education
Practical ECG interpretation workshop
Practical session on cardiac auscultation and blood pressure monitoring
A few dogs will be required for the practical blood pressure measurement and cardiac auscultation sessions. If you have a suitable dog that would enjoy coming on the day please bring him/her along.
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