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Aortic valve disease and mitral valve disease, cardiac rehabilitation, ABPM monitoring and pulse oximetry in primary care are covered in this learning plan. The range of topics reflects the role of GPs and other primary healthcare professionals in diagnosis, management, referral and follow-up of cardiovascular conditions.
Each educational activity provides key learning points along with a post-test so you can check what you have learned. You can undertake the whole plan or select individual modules to match your identified learning needs. CPD credits can be claimed for all modules completed.
Dr Ivan Benett describes how to implement the updated NICE quality standard on chronic heart failure in adults in primary care.
Professor Michael Burch explains the importance of identifying innocent cardiac murmurs in children, and its role in successful management. Key learning points for nurses and GPs include the characteristics of different types of murmurs, and how to recognise warning signs for serious cardiac pathology.
Dr Neil Iosson outlines the aetiology and management of risk factors for cardiovascular disease in patients with chronic kidney disease.
Dr Matt Fay, GP with a special interest in cardiology, describes his role and answers questions on risk assessment, management of atrial fibrillation and stroke prevention.
Dr Raj Thakkar describes how to implement the latest NICE guidance relating to hypertension in primary care. The module outlines the latest evidence and what to do differently in your practice.