To enable registered nurses to further develop the knowledge and skills related to cardiac rehabilitation in the acute and community setting
analyse the role and scope of nursing practice in cardiac rehabilitation
identify and discuss risk factors and their influence on the development of heart disease
review and critique best practice guidelines for cardiac rehabilitation
implement an appropriate, individualised plan to address patient education, rehabilitation and health promotion needs
identify potential barriers to patient education, rehabilitation and lifestyle changes
apply knowledge of actual and potential implications of 'living with heart disease' and the role of the nurse in acute and community focused rehabilitation.