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To enable registered Nurses to further develop the knowledge and skills related to effective practice in the assessment and management of cardiovascular risk

Learning outcomes

analyse the role and scope of nursing practice in relation to risk assessment and health promotion.

examine the pathophysiology and epidemiology of cardiovascular disease.

analyse common health alterations occurring as a result of cardiovascular disease.

identify and discuss risk factors and their influence on the development of cardiovascular disease.

discuss the concepts of 'health', 'wellness' and 'empowerment' and analyse factors that may influence the person's perception of such.

identify potential barriers to patient education, health promotion and lifestyle change.

review and critique best practice guidelines for the assessment and management of cardiovascular risk.