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