Nursing care of the person with chronic cardiovascular conditions
Welcome to week 2, this week we will be exploring the nursing care of people with chronic cardiovascular conditions, in particular Chronic Heart Failure.
The course objectives that relate to this topic are:
We will touch on all course objectives in this week's content.
Preparation Once again refreshing your knowledge of the basic A&P of the cardiovascular system will be of benefit in understanding this week's content. Also in your first year you will have learnt some of the skills associated with monitoring heart rate and BP etc. Make sure you revisit these processes as well as we will build upon them. This basic knowledge is also very useful in patient education, as you may need to explain to the patient aspects of their condition and how they can self-manage it.