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IH42 Cardiac drugs for non-medical prescribers

Course summary

This workshop has been designed to help nurses and non-medical prescribers enhance their knowledge of drugs used in cardiology.

Who should attend?

Nurse practitioners
Practice nurses
District nurses
Modern matrons
Community matrons
This course is suitable for nurses and other non-medical prescribers (NMPs) who want to enhance their knowledge of drugs used in cardiology.

Important notes

All course material, evaluations and certificate of attendance provided.


Course duration Course CPD In-house Course
1 day(s) 7 hour(s) POA

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Aims / objectives

  • Have a sound understanding of the use of drugs and monitoring of prescribed agents.
  • Be able to understand why some drugs are used over others in certain situations and the evidence to support this.
  • Understand which side effects need managing and how.
  • Appreciate treatment standards and targets in the context of national guidance.
  • Learn what future developments are in store.

Course programme

  • Use of drugs in hypertension
  • Use of drugs in angina and CHD
  • ACE inhibitors & sartans - the renin angiotensin system explained
  • Cholesterol and hyperlipidaemia - managing lipids & targets and drugs
  • Heart failure management

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