(NFQ Level 9 Major Award)
This programme is designed to equip students with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to provide evidenced based, quality care in today's challenging healthcare environment. A blended learning approach is utilised to promote lifelong learning and professional development for all nursing staff caring for cardiology patients.
The course is designed to allow students explore a range of clinical and theoretical issues, aiming to produce knowledgeable skilled and reflective nurses with the ability to function as team leaders and act as a clinical resource to peers. Core modules on this programme include: Acute Coronary Syndrome, Cardiovascular Disease, Rhythm Analysis and Interventions, and Chronic Heart Failure. Assessment will occur throughout the year consisting of assignments, examination, presentation, and competency document.
On successful completion of this module, the student will be able to:
Critically discuss the epidemiology/pathophysiology of chronic heart failure and the development of the clinical nurse specialist role.
Critically evaluate & demonstrate the holistic assessment of the patient, presenting with heart failure.
Critically explore the physiologic adaptive responses of patients to critical illness.
Critically evaluate the relationship between cardiac disease and other body systems.
Critically discuss the cardiac anatomy and physiology and explore the aetiology and pathophysiology of CVD, epidemiology and associated risk factors of CVD.
Critically evaluate and demonstrate the holistic assessment of the patient, presenting with CVD.