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Course code

GCCR700

Level

7

Credits

5.0

Estimated hours

50.0

To enable registered nurses to further develop the knowledge and skills related to cardiac rehabilitation in the acute and community setting.

Learning outcomes

  • 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.