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IH28 The patient with acute coronary syndrome

Course summary

This confidence building workshop has been designed to help practitioners to improve the experience and outcomes for patients with suspected or diagnosed coronary heart disease (CHD).

Who should attend?

All registered nurses
Medical students
Nurse practitioners
Practice nurses
Allied health professionals such as pharmacists and paramedics

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

  • Recognise the spectrum of presentations of ACS and differentials
  • Identify the barriers to rapid effective care of ACS and how to overcome them
  • Identify the treatment strategies that are known to improve outcome after myocardial infarction
  • Recognise the need for quality control and outcome data in the management of ACS

Course programme

  • The National Service Framework CHD
  • Chest pain assessment
  • Acute coronary syndrome and thrombolysis
  • Cultural diversity
  • Documentation
  • Unstable angina
  • ACS - pre-hospital issues
  • Case studies

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